In a world where computation devices are becoming ever more central to political, economic and social cohesion it is logical that the activities of computer scientists will come to play an ever-increasing role in defining the society of tomorrow. With this comes the recognition that technical decisions regarding software and hardware development are also ethical, political and philosophical decisions since the deployment of both hardware and software plays an increasing role in dictating how we interface with and understand ourselves both individually and as a society.

Computer Science at York St John University is committed to developing employable graduates with technical, professional and entrepreneurial skills that contemporary organisations need to contend with this new emerging reality. The focus of this programme is on graduates with good degrees and skills relevant to future employability. The programme is designed for those who want to develop systems that meet real-world needs. The computer science programme will provide students with a rigorous education in core computational skills including computational; artificial intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction. With this, students are also taught foundation design principals to enhance their ability to carry projects through from conception to realisation.

In Computer Science we believe in teaching on a human scale. We therefore purposefully keep our class sizes small. Our largest class sizes are in the region of 30 students, though some can be as small as 5 students for specialist activity. We have comparatively high contact hours, meaning that our students see a lot of the academic and technical staff associated with their programme of study. We do this because we know that the quality of interaction between staff and students can have a defining effect on the students' ability to learn and grow in their chosen field. Our graduates are our best advertisement and therefore we want them to have the best opportunity to explore the field of computer science and realise their true potential. Computer Science at York St John is a nurturing community and we welcome those curious about us to come and find out more.

The focus of this programme is on your future employability. You will, therefore, learn to develop software systems that meet real business and organisational needs. You will study the fundamentals of computer science, working on practical exercises and activities that will help you understand and develop computer software. The work placement module will give you the opportunity to use these skills in a professional environment. You will learn about networks, usability and contemporary system development techniques. Your final year will focus on a final year project, whilst study advanced topics such as distributed systems and how to manage the development of a large software system.

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Learning support

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

96 - 112 UCAS Tariff points

3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths

For 2017 entry UCAS has altered how its tariff points are calculated. Calculate your tariff points.

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Find out more about funding for Foundation Year and/or Placement Year by visiting the Funding Advice pages of our website.

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2018 - 19

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2018 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

International (non-EU) 2018 - 19

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2018 entry to BSc degrees is £12,500 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

International Fees & Funding

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 9, 2019
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