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Bachelor of Computer Science (Networks) (Hons)
Bachelor of Computer Science (Networks) (Hons)

Bachelor of Computer Science (Networks) (Hons)

  • ID:UH440046
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Computer networking is an essential part of modern life: from the networked applications that run on smartphones and the internet, to the secure systems demanded by global business.

This course adds a specialism in networking to a broad base in technology and software development. Particularly in the first two years, you’ll find an emphasis on software development, professional programming, the modelling of systems and data and the issues that arise in a networked environment.

From this foundation you’ll learn about protocols, network design, constructing distributed applications and defending against cyber attacks. The course will enable you to create and evaluate systems and applications within a networked environment.

  • Choose this course with an emphasis on Networking and Security building on a base of mainstream Computer Science, or change to one of the others in our flexible programme.
  • Be taught by highly qualified staff, most with a PhD or other advanced degree plus research, teaching, or professional experience.
  • Be part of a highly regarded well established computer science department with excellent facilities, a strong research background, and links to business and industry.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in the IT sector through a mix of academic, professional and practical study, with opportunities for industry certifications and a paid placement year. Previous students have worked placements at companies including GSK, Xerox, and BT
  • Recent graduates from Computer Science have gone on to work at amazing organisations including Siemens, EE, and Lloyds Bank

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Human Dimensions of Computing, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Programming, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Models and Methods in Computing, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Platforms for Computing, 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Contemporary Issues, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Database Concepts, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Computer Science Development Exercise, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Algorithms and Data Structures, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Operating Systems and Networks, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Artificial Intelligence, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Computer Architecture, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Cognitive and Social Robotics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The C Family, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Project Planning, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Computer Systems Security, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Cyber Security, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Networks Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Network Protocols and Architectures, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Artificial Life, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Software Quality, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Embedded Systems Development, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Machine Learning and Neural Computing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Programming Paradigms, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Quantum Computing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Mobile Computing, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduate employment opportunities are excellent, and there are careers across many employment sectors, including the IT industry, business, education and government.  Our graduates have become software developers, programmers, web developers, business analysts, database administrators, project managers and IT consultants, or have studied for postgraduate degrees at the University of Hertfordshire or other universities. Recent employers have included Blackberry, GSK, HP, IBM, John Lewis, and T-Mobile.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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