/BSc (Hons) Computing

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Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Type: Degree (Honours)

Start date: 20200914

End date: 20230731

Subjects: Coding, Computational Thinking, Data Science, Javascript, Software Engineering, Web Development

Accredited by: BCS and IISP

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

Computing skills can take you far. This degree offers a broad grounding across programming, app and web development, information systems, hardware and more – letting you discover your strengths and work towards becoming an expert in your area. As you progress, you’ll have the flexibility to choose more specialist areas and shape your learning to suit your own interests and career goals.


You’ll have the chance to explore subjects like user experience and interaction design, mobile app development, software agents and enterprise programming. And, with group work projects, you’ll also develop the kind of team-based skills that are highly valued in the industry.


In your major project, you’ll experience what it takes to deliver a substantial piece of work from scratch, through design and implementation, to the evaluation and report-writing stages. The result? A set of all-round skills that’ll boost your career prospects across a range of industries.


Features and benefits

  • There’s an optional placement year where you can add to your CV with industry experience
  • Group projects and extracurricular work (like hackathons and gaming events) help you experience the subject in a team environment
  • After your first year, you might be able to transfer to our BSc (Hons) Computer Science or BSc (Hons) Software Engineering course if your interests have changed

Who is this course for

For computing graduates there’s a huge variety of careers available. You could become a systems manager, web designer or programmer. You might also choose to manage technology within an organisation – there’s demand for this in both the public and private sectors.


Manchester is a hub for digital media companies. MediaCityUK is home to companies like BBC, ITV, and Ericsson. And there are plenty of smaller design and media agencies around the city too.


Your skills won’t just be limited to IT, however. They can be put to use in anything from project management to teaching.

What will I learn

You’ll begin the course with introductory modules. You can gain skills in web development and programming, while learning essential principles like Boolean algebra and SQL.


As the course progresses you can move onto more specific subjects. You can also choose from a range of units based on your interests or career goals. Topics include user experience, data science, and mobile app development.


In year 1 Typical units may include:

  • Computer Systems Fundamentals
  • Information Systems
  • Introduction to Web Design and Development
  • Programming (Java)


In year 2 typical units may include:

  • Database Systems
  • Web Based Systems
  • Professional Development

Optional units (indicative and may be subject to change year on year):

  • Advanced Programming
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Web Design and Development


If you opt for the four year sandwich route your third year will be spent on placement.


In your final year typical units may include:

  • Data Engineering
  • Information Systems Strategy
  • Project


Optional units (indicative and may be subject to change year on year):

  • Advanced Web Development
  • Enterprise Programming
  • Mobile Application Development
  • User Experience and Interaction Design
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