Problem-solving lies at the heart of Computer Science, making this one of the most exciting and forward-thinking courses you can study.
Computer science underpins almost all the science and technology we rely on in the modern world, responsible for some of the most powerful problem-solving strategies known to mankind – the Internet, smart devices, artificial intelligence, robots and much, much more.
If you are interested in how computers work and are designed, this course enables you to progress from your undergraduate degree straight to a master’s level qualification ready to enter the IT profession on graduation.
With a focus on practical applications in industry, commerce, research and everyday life, students will study a combination of theory and practice in traditional areas of computer science, including programming and algorithms, computer architecture, networking, system design and implementation. We will also examine some of the new and exciting areas of development in this ever-changing field, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science techniques, mobile app development and cryptography in software security.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This professionally accredited degree will initially introduce you to the subject of computer science and then allow you to broaden your understanding as the course progresses, enabling you to decide at a later stage which subject areas best reflect your interests or career aspirations, and tailoring your studies with an appropriate choice of specialist modules.
Coventry has a reputation for teaching excellence thanks to our activity-led approach to learning, which features stimulation of real-world problems and technical collaborative projects, supported by experts from industry and research.
The practical nature of the course places an emphasis on your future employability, with an aim to developing a wide range of technical, analytical, design and professional skills, many of which are gained from activity-led learning projects and placement experiences. The technical content is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect what is currently important and in demand in industry.
Your final year project will give you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with working professionally in industry in a chosen specialist field, allowing you to build up a portfolio of evidence which can be presented at job interviews to help demonstrate the expected expertise.
Our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will help you in finding work experience while you study and employment on graduation.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
There are a variety of career opportunities for computer scientists from which you could find yourself working in the private and public sector in areas such as software engineering, health, communications, education, life sciences, physical sciences, finance and manufacturing.
Recent graduates who have developed successful careers in software security and project management include Naomi Holborough working as Security Engineer for Hewlett-Packard (HP), Vlad Ichim as IT manager for Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd.
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