Graduate with excellent career prospects plus an understanding of both computing and the business environment, with this BSc (Hons) degree.
The business world will always need ICT professionals who can analyse, design and develop computer-based systems. The professionally accredited Computer Studies degree will help you gain key skills in computer information systems design and development. The degree also considers the business environment, which will provide you with excellent career prospects once you graduate.
The Department of Computer Science offers you a vibrant and supportive student experience. You will have access to excellent facilities, including several specialist teaching laboratories with over 400 workstations, hosting the latest software applications. The Department is highly rated for its research in computing and information systems. This research directly informs what you will study on the degree.
The Computer Studies degree programme is designed to combine theory and practice and you will study the following themes: Computer Programming and Problem Solving, Computer Systems Architecture, Internet and Web Technologies, Database Development, Object Oriented Systems Development, Information Systems Analysis and Design, Object Oriented Systems Development, Project Management, Business Systems Analysis, HCI and User Interface Design, Website and E-Commerce Management.
The Department has strong links with a large number of local and national organisations, so you will have plenty of options when you come to choose your third year paid work placement. This placement will give you a taste of what it's really like to work in the industry and a head start when you come to negotiate your way around the graduate job market. Past students have completed sandwich placements at companies such as Microsoft, Lilly UK, IBM, Reuters, Experian and Unilever to name just a few.
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
•Introduction to Programming
•Fundamentals of Information Systems
•Personal and Professional Development
•Internet and Web Technologies
•Problem Solving for Information Systems
•Project Management and Information Systems Analysis and Design
•Object Oriented Software Development in Advanced Web Development
•Business Systems Analysis
•User Experience Design Project
•Advanced Topics in Information Systems
•Website and E-Commerce Management
Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.
You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams plus an independent final year project which contributes substantially to your final mark. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.
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You'll have such a gret time at John Moores, you won't want to leave! Liverpool is a fantastic city to live in, really vibrant and it really feels like being at the heart of something. The Raz (or The Blue Angel to the uninitiated) is a great club. There’s also amazing shops and cafes down Bold Street, and there are loads of interesting societies to keep you busy. The uni is incredibly supportive, with a responsive SU and fascinating tutors who are always ready to help out with your studies.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £14,450
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