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Computer Science BSc (Hons)

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Course start date 2025.

Length:

3 years

Institution Code:

N39

Sandwich courses:

Creative Professional Development (1 year, Level 5 diploma), or Creative Computing (1 year, Level 5 diploma), available between years 2 & 3

Study new systems, new methodologies, and new ways of thinking to solve real-world problems with our Computer Science BSc.

This BSc Computer Science course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of computer science and the latest trends, keeping you ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving tech landscape. From mastering coding to exploring AI, web platforms, communication technology, and machine learning, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills that top employers are seeking. We understand that theory alone won’t cut it in the real world, so this course prioritises practical hands-on experience through real-world projects and industry collaborations, enabling you to build a strong portfolio applicable to a whole range of different industries before you graduate.

Why Study with us

  • Study fast-developing areas such as software engineering, concepts in artificial intelligence, networked communications, and cloud-based systems.
  • Learn the principles of computer science and how to apply them to problems across different industries and contexts.
  • Develop creativity and teamwork through project-based learning, working with your classmates to solve problems together, a core attribute highly valued by employers.
  • Excellent tutorial support and extensive course-specific interactive teaching in a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Careers Information

Our degrees facilitate progression into a wide range of careers in both industry and academia. Computing graduates are in high demand across lots of different sectors including hospitality, banking, travel, retail, manufacturing, public sector, and the media.

Typical career paths include

  • AI engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Cyber security specialists
  • Data analyst
  • Forensic computer analyst
  • Network engineer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Software engineer
  • Systems designer
  • Systems engineer
  • Web developer

You’ll also get specialist creative careers advice from our Business and Employability Team to help support you as you plan your career.

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Entry Requirements

Typical UK offers

A / AS Levels – GCE
GCE A/AS Levels 3 A-level qualifications at grades BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) or above. Where candidates are not taking 3 A-levels, Norwich University of the Arts will consider combinations of A-level/AS-level and other Level 3 qualifications.

BTEC National Diploma / Extended Diploma

Distinction, Merit (preferred subjects include Computer Science and ICT, or Design and Technology)

T Levels
Merit overall (preferred subjects Digital Production, Design and Development; Digital Support Services; Digital Business Services; Media, Broadcast and Production)

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Pass relevant diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points (preferred subjects include Computer Science and ICT, or Design and Technology)

International Baccalaureate Diploma
A minimum of 26 points

You should also have three GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C). If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level, you should have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics.

2024/25 University fees for new entrants

Norwich University of the Arts will assess students’ tuition fee status using the guidance provided by the UK Council for International Student Affairs

Students from the UK or Ireland and EU students with ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status will be charged ‘Home’ fees if they meet the relevant residency requirements.  They will usually be eligible for a tuition fee loan from the UK government, meaning that they won’t have to pay Norwich University of the Arts’ tuition fees upfront.

Students who do not meet the necessary residency requirements will usually be charged ‘Overseas’ fees and will not be eligible for the UK government tuition fee loan. Since 2021/22, this includes new entrants from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland who do not have ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status, because the UK has now formally left the EU.

Fee status Course Annual fee
Home Undergraduate degree (full-time three and four year degree) £9,250
Overseas Undergraduate degree (full-time three and four year degree) £18,000

Inflation in subsequent years

The rules for inflation on fees in subsequent years depend on the type of fee status and level.

  • For Home undergraduate students starting in 2024, inflation may be applied to your fees in later years, if the UK government were to increase the fee cap beyond the current limit of £9,250 per year. If such an increase were to apply, we would confirm this in advance to you of each academic year, and we would limit the increase to the maximum allowed by the Office for Students.
  • For Overseas undergraduate students starting in 2024, inflation will be applied to your fees in later years. We will confirm this in advance to you of each academic year, and we will limit the increase to no more than the Office for Students’ recommended inflationary measure, which is RPI-X. RPI-X is calculated by the Office for Budget Responsibility. In setting fees for the following year, we will use the Office for Budget Responsibility’s RPI-X forecast for quarter 3 of the relevant year.

For Home and overseas postgraduate degree students starting in 2024, fees will remain the same for each year of your course.

Financial support for UK students in 2024

Tuition fee loans and loans for living costs are usually available to UK and some EU students, as well as non-repayable Norwich University of the Arts bursaries based on family income. Find out more about applying for funding.

International students

We offer a range of scholarships for international students to support your studies with us.

Learning and teaching at Norwich is a blend of on-campus practical sessions in our studios, workshops and labs, live-streamed digital sessions, and pre-recorded digital materials you can use on-demand. We emphasise learning and discovery through studio and workshop practice, critical reflection and experimentation with ideas, processes and materials. Our approach reflects the mix of in-person and digital interaction that has become the way that creative industries work—helping to prepare students for their future careers. You will have many opportunities to broaden your skills and experience by attending talks and workshops, gaining new networks and by taking part in community projects, programmes and competitions. The course is taught through a mixture of learning and teaching methods including (but are not limited to):
  • Group briefings
  • Academic tutorials
  • Group tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Critiques (crits)
  • Seminars
Find out more about Learning and Teaching at Norwich
Assessment is 100% coursework. Assessment is the process of evaluating or assessing your learning. Sometimes it will involve consideration of work in progress, while at others it concentrates on work which you have completed and submitted as assessment requirements for each unit of study. It consists of both formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment is the process whereby your work and progress are assessed at regular intervals with accompanying feedback from staff to help to improve your performance. Staff feedback provides students with guidance on their performance during each unit. Summative assessment occurs at the end of each module. A summative mark is awarded based on the evaluation of your work and given a mark. Summative assessment formally records your achievement of the unit’s learning outcomes. The University assesses you through the coursework that you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require that you present a portfolio of work which may include:
  • Finished pieces of work
  • Presentations
  • Written work
  • Your research
  • A reflective journal
Find out more about Assessment at Norwich

Work-based Learning Opportunities

Between Years 2 and 3 of this course, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake one of the following additional qualifications:

Creative Professional Development (1 year, Level 5 Diploma)

Our Creative Professional Development Diploma gives you the chance to spend a year exploring your post-uni job options through a structured programme of input sessions and work-based learning. This year offers two much-sought-after industry placements – the first lasting six weeks, the second 12 weeks, and a group project or ‘hackathon’ exploring freelancing and business start-up.

Creative Computing (1 year, Level 5 Diploma)

Our Creative Computing Diploma introduces you to coding and computational skills that will advance and complement your creative practice. No prior experience of coding is needed, just a curiosity about creative computing and a desire to push your own practice into new realms. You’ll also develop a wider knowledge of the creative tech industries, available roles and opportunities.

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