/BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement
Provided by: University of Bath
Course Area: South West
Course Code: USCM-AKB07
Course Type: Degree (Honours)
Start date: 20210920
Subjects: Computer Science
Accredited by: BCS
Price: £6,000 to £10,000
Delivery Method: Face to face
This course will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to apply valid computer science methods to new and emerging computing problems. These abilities are highly valued by employers.
You’ll learn from active researchers with expertise in important areas of computer science, including artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, mathematical foundations and visual computing. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
As a student here, you’ll also have lots of opportunities to get involved in societies and events such as hackathons, coding competitions and conferences.
You’ll have access to purpose-built teaching labs, including a dedicated prototyping lab, allowing you to create and experiment with software-driven systems and devices. Complex, data-intensive processes can be analysed over high-speed networks with our High-Performance Computing facility ‘Balena’. Our specialist labs can be accessed 24/7.
Recent graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers including as Product Manager at Atos, Cyber Security Analyst at Selex ES, Software Tester at Fujitsu and Software Developer at Imagination Technologies. You’ll also be well suited to roles in business, education and administration. Many of our graduates also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.
Who is this course for
Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for studying your chosen degree. This might include relevant reading, voluntary or work experience, hobbies or other relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
You will need a strong performance in Mathematics as part of your entry qualifications. We prefer applicants who can demonstrate evidence of logical and analytical thinking such as through the study of decision Mathematics, Computing or science subjects. We prefer applicants who have previously studied Computing, however, you do not need to have done so to be suitable for this course.
We are aware that the context in which you are studying can have an impact on your ability to perform your best in exams and coursework, or limit which subjects or qualifications you are able to study at your school or college. We take this into careful consideration through our contextual admissions process.
What will I learn
You’ll gain a solid foundation in computer science with rigorous theory and practical experience. In the first year, you’ll learn the basics of computer science, including mathematics and programming skills, followed by more advanced and specialised units in the second and final years. In the second year, you will complete a group project with other students to design and build an interactive application.
In the final year, you will choose optional units alongside an individual project that combines your interests in a specific area of computer science. You’ll regularly meet with an academic who specialises in your chosen field.
Going on placement gives you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge during a year working in industry. You’ll be employed full-time in a role to match your future career ambitions, broadening your experience and transferable skills. This could give you a competitive edge when applying for graduate jobs.
Most of our students go on placement and about half of them get a job offer from their placement employer. We have links with some of the industry’s leading companies. Recent placement employers include Accenture, Imagination Technologies, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Google.
Placement opportunities can’t be guaranteed but you will receive tailored support from our specialist team to help you secure a placement.
If you want a more in-depth study experience, you could consider applying for our MComp Computer Science course.Visit this course