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What makes Computing at Worcester special?

When you study computing, you’re in demand and have brilliant career prospects. At Worcester, we teach the skills employers want – and you can develop them in a range of computing areas, tailoring your choice of modules to suit your interests and ambitions. Anything from web design, programming and information systems to games development, drone technology and e-business.

You can also work on live client projects through our Media Lab software consultancy, develop your leadership and management skills, and even start up your own business through our Business School’s Incubator. We also offer placement opportunities with companies such as Bosch, IBM and Clearview, and you can present your final year project to industry representatives at our annual Computing Showcase.

Key features

  • Friendly, sociable team of students and lecturers – for example, the Gaming Society runs regular gaming sessions on campus and arranges field trips to games events
  • The first drone module in a UK university, where you can learn to be a drone pilot, and understand how to use drones in industry
  • Media Lab, where businesses request project work (such as designing a web page, a mobile app or a game) and students apply to work on it, and get paid while gaining real-world experience under the guidance of a lecturer
  • Course designed in consultation with employers, aligned with industry standards, and taught by experienced computing professionals
  • 24/7 access to excellent IT facilities, including dedicated PC and Mac labs featuring industry-standard software
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I have really enjoyed doing my degree and learnt a huge amount with great support from the lecturers.

Derek Knaggs, BSc Computing graduate.

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

96

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points and Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Applicants with no formal qualifications may be considered for Mature Student Entry Routes.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Core modules

Module options

GAMA modules for Computing Students

  • Theory of Play and Game Art (double module)
  • Game Design and Production (double module)

 

Year 2

Core modules

Module options

GAMA modules

  • Game Art Environments (single module)
  • Game Production and UX Design (double module)

Year 3

Core modules

Module options

The course overall is really, really good. The resources available are continually being updated with the latest trends

Sean Preston, Graduate

Nick’s placement-to-job story

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

You will learn how to

Develop and sharpen key employability skills such as:

  • Problem-Solving skills that enable you to identify and overcome core challenges and recognise common patterns through abstraction
  • Practical Skills which allow you to design and develop software systems which address real-world problems
  • Appreciation for lifelong learning and the need to keep your skill set relevant
  • Awareness of and ability to address key challenges such as security, performance and user experience
  • Ability to innovate though the use of novel approaches and new technologies
  • Fluency in your ability to communicate, collaborate and share your ideas

All of these skills are achieved through a rigorous curriculum designed and taught by experts working closely with industry partners. Modules make use of the latest technology and advancements and are taught by highly experienced academics with backgrounds in applied industry and research.

Teaching Approach

Worcester is a place where you will be able to reach your full potential as a self-directed learner supported by staff renowned for their friendly, approachable and accessible nature. You will progressively develop your expertise, skills and knowledge through a practice of enquiry based learning, leading to a portfolio of work that will demonstrate your technical and creative achievements addressing relevant and contemporary challenges in the Computing discipline.

The course offers a variety of module options and assessment patterns which will enable you to tailor your learning to fit your career aspirations and personal interests. With strong industry links we also provide ample opportunities for you to engage in work-based learning through real-world projects and placements.

The learning environment is supported by the up to date facilities including four on-site computing labs and a high quality wireless network.

My work placement gave me the opportunity to work on many projects that are currently live and being used by thousands of customers daily.

Ben Mallinson, Graduate

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    News

    Students get first-hand experience working at a communications agency

    Staff at drp, an agency based in Hartlebury, hosted an interactive day for advanced web development students at the University of Worcester.

    A group of 50 students were given an introduction to the business, before touring its complex and hearing talks from five members of the digital team.

    Read more on this story.

Meet the team

Here are a few of the current members of the department who teach on this course. See our whole team of experts.

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    Dr Joanne Kuzma

    Joanne has 20 years of global industry and consulting experience in Information Systems, Web design, e-commerce, programming and computer security. She has taught Information Systems at several universities in the US as well her current position at University of Worcester.

  • Oran Devilly

    Oran is an award winning lecturer. With a decade of teaching experience focused on programming and game design he has taught students who have gone on to be freelance level designers, game programmers and even entrepreneurs in game development. He has formed academic agreements with some of the biggest game companies in the world and worked along-side industry experts throughout his career.

  • Dr Chris Bowers

    Chris has 11 years experience of teaching and scholarship in the area of Intelligent Interactive Systems.  With a particular focus on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, Chris has worked on a number of successful international projects across the engineering, media, culture and heritage sectors.

Careers

Where could it take you?

At Worcester we do a huge amount to prepare you for the world of work, including:

  • ensuring the course is designed in consultation with employers, aligned with industry standards, and taught by experienced computing professionals
  • giving you the option of a paid placement year
  • offering you the opportunity to learn via live work-based projects, allowing you to earn as you learn
  • building in employment preparation workshops which include CV preparation, mock interviews/assessment centres, and meetings with employers

All this means our employability stats are pretty impressive.

Our graduates go on to a huge range of careers in the computing and technology sector, with companies such as Bosch, IBM and Clearview.

 

  • Case study

    Joel Stanford – now in dream web-developer job

    Joel’s BSc (Hons) Computing degree at the University of Worcester led to a flurry of job offers and a dream job as a web developer.

    Joel tells us how his degree helped him along the way.

    “The course at the University of Worcester gave me the knowledge, skills and experience to achieve my dream career of being a web developer. The course allowed me to pick modules that were both interesting and useful to me and my career goals, and taught me so much both in terms of skills and knowledge to equip me with everything I needed to be successful in my future career.

    "The university also opened up local opportunities for me to gain real world experience both inside and outside the university, which resulted in me having multiple offers of employment upon graduation and securing the perfect job for me. Studying at the University of Worcester was one of the best decisions I ever made, both for me, my career and my future, and without it I wouldn't have made it where I am today"

  • Gino

    Case study

    Gino Cubeddu work-placement at IBM

    Gino was delighted to obtain a full-year work-placement offer from IBM.

    Prior to coming to Worcester, Gino completed a BTEC in Information Technology. Since studying for his BSc (Hons) degree at the University of Worcester, Gino’s academic achievements have been top-notch, becoming one of the University Academic Award winners for Computing in October 2016. According to his lecturer in web design and development “Gino’s development of the CSS and HTML has gone beyond the limits of the tasks taught; he has been able to offer a much- extended interpretation”.

    Gino’s high scores and excellent interview really impressed IBM, where he will be trained to usePython - a high-tech language that will be new to Gino and add to his skillset and future employability.

    Gino came to university with no knowledge of object-oriented programming knowledge or concepts. He feels the excellent teaching and experiences in multiple modules has helped him go above his expectations in achieving a prestigious Computing placement.

Computing Showcase Highlights

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

24/7 access to computers is provided at the University and software is made available at either no additional cost or minimal cost, e.g. Microsoft Office is £13.  Students may also want to purchase a new PC/laptop or upgrade existing equipment for their own usage.

If you decide to take up the optional placement year accommodation and travel costs may be incurred dependent on location of placement. As placements are paid by the employer at minimum wage plus these costs can be covered by the student’s wage. During this year you will pay 10% of normal academic fees to the University. You are provided with a placement tutor, and have access to the advice of the full placement team, as well as all University student support and services.

There are also optional trips which may require you to incur travel costs.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Employer's view

Steve Borwell-Fox, of Borwell Secure Software Experts, talking about the Computing Showcase.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Computing BSc (Hons) (Single Honours) G400

Computing (Placement Year) 4 Yr: I100

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

G400 or I100

Apply now via UCAS

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Admissions tutor

Viv Bell
01905 542072
v.bell@worc.ac.uk