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Computer Science

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  • Course Type:  Full time (3 years)
    Foundation (4 years)
  • Tariff Points: 112
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Course Overview

Do you enjoy working creatively and collaboratively? Do you want to build apps, websites and new products to solve real-world problems?

To respond to the growing demand for digital graduates with a blend of technical and transferable skills, we’ve designed our Computer Science degree in partnership with leading tech employers including Sky.

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Why study with us

Develop the skills employers want now. We designed this degree in partnership with leading employers in the tech sector, including Sky.

Gain extensive tech experience. You’ll complete professional work placements and work on real-world tech projects set by employers.

Get ahead in the graduate jobs market. You’ll make valuable connections with digital employers at every stage of your degree.

Increase your earning potential. Graduate roles in the digital sector often have relatively high starting salaries.

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Leeds Trinity University is 2nd in Yorkshire for overall student satisfaction, behind only the University of Leeds.

(Mainstream Universities in National Student Survey 2018)

7th

Leeds Trinity University is 7th in the UK for satisfaction with learning opportunities.

(National Student Survey 2018)

95%

of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

23rd ​

Leeds Trinity University is joint 23rd in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

(National Student Survey 2018 via Times Higher Education)

Course Information

About this course >

You’ll work on real-world projects set by employers, specialising in some of the most exciting areas of technology including augmented reality, cyber security and the latest software development.

Don’t know your Python from your Java? No problem. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to design, develop, test and launch new products, as well as the soft skills tech employers need for you to be part of a flexible and dynamic team.

Tech employers are involved in every aspect of the degree, from inputting into the modules you’ll study, to setting the projects you’ll work on. You’ll meet them regularly when they deliver guest lectures and you’ll work with them during the professional work placements included in your degree.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have been able to develop the skills that employers want, as well as the connections and experience to stand out in the digital jobs market.

 

Further Study

Modules >

Year 1

This year will introduce you to the basics in software development, how a technology system works and how a technology business operates. This knowledge will feed into the central team project where you will apply your knowledge to an employer challenge. You'll also go on your first five-week placement.

Year 2

You will further develop your programming skills in Year 2 with new languages, effective programming techniques and disruptive technologies. You'll also learn how to put the customer at the centre of product design and prototyping. During the team project you'll be work with third year students to deliver a solution to a business brief. You will be using the latest software tooling technologies such as Git Hub and Cucumber that are used by leading businesses.

Year 3

Final year students develop projects to pitch to clients and then lead teams, designing and developing digital products. Your understanding of the commercial aspects of digital development, product design, programming, testing, and overall project management skills are honed in your final year. Professional placement modules allow you to put your skills to work, or start new businesses. Specialist modules will enable you to work on the most forward-looking areas of the industry, such as augmented reality, cyber security, user experience and network engineering.

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • COM4002 - Introduction to Tech Stack
  • COM4012 - Introduction to Software Development
  • COM4022 - Technology in Business
  • COM4044 - Team Project
  • MFC4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • MFC4982 - Ethics, Society and Employability

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • COM5014 - Further Software Development
  • COM5022 - Customer-Centric Design
  • COM5032 - Professional Development and Placement
  • COM5044 - Team Project

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • COM6006 - Professional Learning through Work
  • COM6012 - Advanced Software Development
  • COM6022 - Cyber Security
  • COM6042 - Team Project
  • COM6052 - Solution Architecture
  • COM6062 - Building a Business

Learning and Teaching >

During your time at Leeds Trinity, you'll be learning in the same dynamic team-work environment that professionals in the sector adopt in order to remain at the cutting-edge of technology and its application to business.

You will be taught by expert tutors with input from industry professionals. Your classes will be workshop-based, practically-focused and will give you freedom to explore your strengths and weakness and develop specialist interests alongside core skills.

Assessment will be linked directly to business case studies and challenges, will involve employers and will ensure all our students graduate having worked on real-world projects, able to step confidently into their first jobs.

Students have the opportunity throughout the course to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering, all of which provide the chance for students to build up their skills, CV and portfolio in preparation for competing in the jobs marketplace.

Extensive use is made of Moodle on this degree programme, the Leeds Trinity Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support 24/7 learning and to provide access to e learning resources both on and off-campus.
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At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. 

This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.

2018-19 term dates


Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars.

Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.

Assessment will be linked directly to business case studies and challenges, will involve employers and will ensure all our students graduate having worked on real-world projects, able to step confidently into their first jobs.

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

Entry Requirements >

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

​Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admission​s@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2019/20. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

Additional Costs

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  1. Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015.
  2. Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  3. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  4. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

UCAS Personal Statement

Writing your personal statement for UCAS applications is your opportunity to demonstrate what makes you the perfect fit for a university. With over 60,000 students applying for university places each year, you need to stand out from the crowd - and your personal statement is key. Our Admissions team has put together its top tips on how to craft the perfect personal statement.

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Placement Opportunities

​Employers are strongly engaged at each stage of the degree, helping you to develop the technical skills and knowledge of workplace practices that you need to be successful in the competitive tech and digital sectors.

You'll complete extended professional work placements and live employer projects during each year of your degree, gaining the extensive industry experience you'll need to get your first graduate job.

The Leeds city region is home to a wealth of tech companies, so we'll work closely with employers to secure placement opportunities which will help you further develop your skills and confidence in the workplace.

Graduate Opportunities

​You'll graduate ready to tap into the vast range of opportunities in the thriving digital and tech sectors. You could work as a software developer, designer, network engineer, cyber security analyst or project manager.

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