If you want to play a leading role in computer systems, we're offering a course which is dedicated to putting you at the forefront of technological change.We'll prepare you for a networked world that's packed with career opportunities across all industries.
You'll examine computer systems, understand how they work, the problems that arise and the implications of what companies are developing. You'll graduate with the ability to be innovative, working on the development, integration and control of unique systems.
Computer science is recognised as a leading area in computing - technology firms around the world are crying out for talented graduates - and the UK government is keen to produce more workers in this area.
We'll introduce you to emerging technologies, building your ability in project management and team working, and you'll develop the skills to solve computing problems in any industry. You'll study the development of systems, software and programs, theories of algorithms, computing engineering, robotics, scientific approaches to computing and databases.
We're committed to giving you hands-on experience that will help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. That's why we expect many of our students to do a paid placement during the second year - it's a fantastic opportunity to gain experience without adding to the length of your study.
Here at Leeds Beckett University, many of our computing students also go on to take up full-time positions with organisations they spent their work placements with. You'll also be able to impress future employers with your placement experience.
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.).
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Additional Requirements: GCSEs:English Language and Maths at Grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Without a doubt, the paid 30-week work placement we offer during your second year is what sets us apart from most other universities. In just four years you will achieve a masters qualification and boost your career prospects by spending more than half a year in a computing role.
We have great relationships with computing employers throughout the UK and we'll tailor your study so that it relates to your placement. This enables you to put what you learn straight into practice.
We're giving you all the benefits of a placement year without having to add to the length of your study. And there's more - you'll also have access to our networking laboratories, giving you the opportunity to control networks and make decisions on how they run.
Here at Leeds Beckett, we're experts in computing and many of our courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). We also intend to have BCS accreditation for this course, subject to approval.
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Last updated May 9, 2016