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BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Progression Route)

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University of Suffolk on Ipswich Waterfront
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Great Yarmouth College
West Suffolk College
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One year full-time.

Typical Offer: 

A Foundation degree (or equivalent)

Please see Entry Requirements below.


The BSc (Hons) Applied Computing course provides a one year progression route to an honours degree for students who have studied a foundation degree in computing, such as the FdSc Applied Computing or FdSc Computing and Networking at University of Suffolk, or elsewhere.  Covering key advanced topics software development, internet technology, network security, and IT strategy, the course equips students for a career in the computing industry. The course includes a project module that provides the student with an opportunity to specialise in an aspect of computing that is of particular interest to the individual. The course is delivered within fully equipped computing labs that provide access to industry-standard computer hardware and software. These courses help students develop vocationally related technical skills and abilities, along with academic insight and understanding. They are designed to reflect contemporary computing practice.

Assessment is through a variety of methods including examinations, assignments, group projects and presentations. Assessment will normally focus on practical as well as academic abilities. Almost every organisation requires Computing forms and when you graduate from our course you will have the up to date skills to enter the IT professions and a wide range of industries. You could work in telecommunications, aerospace, security, financial services, marketing, public service, the creative industries and teaching. Students completing the BSc Applied Computing may wish to progress to a Masters degree. 

Course modules

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing is designed to emphasise advanced technical issues such as network security and commercial software development, strategic and operational decisions and provides the opportunity to focus the skills and insights gained within a double credit practical project. The course also includes scope for specialism within specific areas of Computing. UCS Bury St Edmunds modules include: IT Strategy & Change; Network Security; Software Research and Development; Advanced Internet Technology; Dissertation. UCS Great Yarmouth modules include: Software Technology Research; Network Security; Software Research and Development; Advanced Internet Technology; Dissertation.

Software Research and Development
Information Technology Strategy and Change
Network Security
Advanced Internet Technologies
Dissertation Project

Fees and finance

  • Full-time Tuition fee: £9,000 p.a.
  • International Tuition fee: £11,520 p.a.

Further Information

  • 2017-18 Tuition Fees.
  • Find out more about Bursaries and Scholarships eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants 2016.
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for. See Course Costs.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

A Foundation degree (or equivalent)

Also see How to Apply.


International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.