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    I'm searching up for programming courses on the UCAS website, but the only courses I find is Games Programming or Computer Science, so what do you actually do on a computer science course?

    I personally always thought that a computer science course is where you did everything in computers (hardware, software, programming, networking etc.)
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    I'm searching up for programming courses on the UCAS website, but the only courses I find is Games Programming or Computer Science, so what do you actually do on a computer science course?

    I personally always thought that a computer science course is where you did everything in computers (hardware, software, programming, networking etc.)
    It's mainly about the theory behind computation and how to use maths to model methods of computation. The programming aspects are more to help with learning about how these theoretical ideas are applied in the real world.

    Obviously, you'll need to cover computer architecture, networking etc but you do this on a high level, looking at how these topics piece together.

    Wikipedia, is actually a good starting point to get an idea of what it involves: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_science. I'd also look at videos on a YouTube channel called 'Computerphile' run by Nottingham's CS department.

    Really though, you'll need to look at the specific modules you'll be covering at the universities you're interested in. As the ratio of theoryractical varies greatly between different unis.


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