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Computing 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 Computing 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.

The BSc (Hons) in Computer Science for Cyber Security is provisionally accredited by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

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Courses in this subject

We have 12 courses in this area.

Our facilities

The main programming language used in this lab is Java, which supports object orientation, graphical user interfaces, concurrency, and networking. You'll also study languages such as C#, C++, Python, and Ruby.

Meet our students and alumni

This is where I code my future

"While I was studying, I collaborated with a lot of companies such as people coming in as part of a module to show us how the industry works. They also offer work opportunities, in terms of placement, and internships. We can apply computer science anywhere."

Marko, BSc (Hons) Computer Science

This is where I create solutions to help people

"What I enjoyed about coming to Bradford is meeting new people, be it peers or teachers who have different ways of thinking and make me approach the problems that I encounter in different ways."

Jakub, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Where Computing can take you

There will be no shortage of demand for computing 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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This is where you’ll grow, learn, experience.

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