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Computer Science at the University of Bradford

We believe that technology should benefit everyone, and that everyone should have the opportunity to work within an exciting and future-defining discipline.

Our courses have been carefully designed to promote openness and inclusivity for all – we do not require students to have previously studied IT or Computer Science A-Levels or BTECs. Our curriculum begins from first principles, both practical and theoretical, to bring everyone up to a high standard of knowledge and expertise while still challenging and motivating those with previous subject knowledge through open-ended and extensible practical tasks.

We strongly believe that employability and practical skills, built on solid theoretical foundations, are critical for student success after graduating from our University. We embed the development of employer-focussed skills and experience into our programmes in many ways. Our module contents and curricula are built around input and feedback from our Industry Advisory Board, providing a direct line for industry experts to shape our taught content. We also embed opportunities to work on live industry projects directly into our modules, with projects available to students from both internal and external group to the University that have real problems to be solved, requiring students to produce real solutions and gain real experience.

As one of the oldest computing departments in the UK, we have a strong heritage. Our courses are accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

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Student satisfaction

BSc (Hons) Computer Science at Bradford received 92% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021.

100% of students agreed with the statements "My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth", "My course has provided me with opportunities to apply what I have learnt", and "I have been able to contact staff when I needed to".

We have 14 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I400
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I100
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I101
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I190
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I191
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I192
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I193
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I102
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I103
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y006
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I300
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I301
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I302
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I303
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

This is where

...I break the stereotypes

Zoya Raja - BSc (Hons) Computer Science

"A lot of my course is programming and coding. Within my first year, we learnt Java which is a popular language in the industry, and we do a lot of projects around what we learn, to get us ready for the industry.

What I like is building software because it's more creative and it's more about the user experience. I like that because there’s an interaction with the client. We do quite a lot of individual and team projects. In the second year, we did a real-life project with a client called Triple-A who work with Jaguar Land Rover."

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Where Computer Science can take you

There will be no shortage of demand for computer science graduates, as the discipline is integral to almost every aspect of global society. Recent University of Bradford graduates have gone on to work for companies including IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rolls Royce and the BBC.

Potential roles include:

  • Software developer
  • Database administrator
  • Network architect
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Games programmer
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The latest tech

Our facilities are impressive, with several large and small labs filled with dual-screen, dual boot (Windows and Linux) systems packed with industry standard software. Our specialised labs, such as the Ethical Hacking lab and the Internet of Things lab, allow students to build their skills within these key areas of growth, in a structured way, through taught modules.

Students working on supervised projects can experiment with cutting edge technology, including VR headsets, Raspberry Pi microcomputers, EEG headsets and many more.

We provide a range of online facilities to support independent learning, including our Virtual Learning Environment which gives you access to learning materials and collaborative learning tools 24/7, anywhere in the world. We also provide virtual server technology using in-house hardware to allow students to use our operating systems remotely.

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