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Course details

Subject area

Computer Science

UCAS tariff points

112

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

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

Our Computer Science course places a strong emphasis on the creative and soft skills that will enable you to thrive in a sector that is constantly evolving.

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 such as Sky and Infinity Works.

The Student Contract

Your health and wellbeing is important to us which means that we may need to adjust elements of our courses, such as the timings of our placement provision, to take into account COVID-19-related government restrictions. However, please be assured that we will do our utmost to limit any impact this has on your university experience. If you have any questions about your course, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

Business, Computing and Law cover a diverse range of courses and all will be delivered in a blended format during the Academic Year 2020/21. 

Where appropriate and for the majority of modules, concept delivery (which is normally done through lectures) will be taught through pre-recorded or live captured videos. This will allow you to engage with the material at a time which works for you. There will also be structured preparation tasks for taught classes, including live case study analysis, assessment preparation sessions, demonstrations, seminars and discussions which will be delivered either by joining a virtual classroom through Microsoft Teams or on campus in small groups.

The intention is to allow a forum for all students to discuss the concepts from each week as well as identify any common errors or misconceptions and review the quality and pace of learning. Online workshops will be used to deliver and reinforce specific skills through a task-orientated approach. Some students will also be involved in guided practical sessions and supervised lab sessions, in particular those studying Computer Science.

Group work online will be facilitated through the use of Microsoft Teams and the Moodle learning platform. The overall blend of activities in support of your learning has been carefully designed to ensure that for each programme and each module the right balance of online and on-campus teaching is being delivered in a way to enable you to complete your modules successfully.

About this course

You’ll work on real-world projects set by employers with the opportunity to specialise in some of the most exciting areas of technology such as artificial intelligence, cyber security and software engineering.

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 some of the projects you’ll work on. You’ll meet them through coordinated tech events when they’ll 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 had the opportunity to develop the skills that employers want, as well as the connections and experience to stand out in the digital jobs market.

Why study with us?

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

• 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.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study. 

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Principles of Coding
  • Principles of Web Design

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Computing foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Introduction to Tech Stack
  • Team Project
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Technology in Business
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • User-Centred Design
  • Further Software Development
  • Professional Development and Placement
  • Team Project
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Secure Development and Deployment
  • Project

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science for Business

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • Cyber Security
  • Audio Visual Programming  

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff112
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/grade 4 or higher in English Language and Maths.
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Student Finance

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2020/2021.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2021/22 entry will be set in summer 2020.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2020/21. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

Additional costs

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

  • 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.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

We work closely with a wealth of tech companies in the Leeds city region to secure professional placement opportunities which will help you further develop your skills and confidence in the workplace. Recent placement providers include Sky, Infinity Works, Aire Logic and TwentySix Digital.

Career opportunities

Modern computer science roles are numerous and varied, ranging from AI developer to UX/UI designer, Scrum Master and Cyber Security Analyst. These roles require a far more diverse skill set than the traditional stereotype would have you believe.

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