Do you enjoy programming, or are you convinced you would? Do you want to know how to talk to customers and clients, understand their needs, and be able to specify, design, build and test the software they need? How to work by yourself and also in teams? And do you want to know more about the scientific and theoretical foundations of the subject?
If you want to do all these things, and also learn about the principles of coding, underpinning mathematics, mathematical models of computation, operating systems and networks, and professional skills, Leicester’s Computer Science programme is for you!
University of Leicester
A/AS-levels: ABB. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted.
EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.
GCSE: Grade B/5 in Maths.
Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction.
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30. Minimum of 4 in HL Maths, or 5 in SL Maths, or 6 in Maths Studies required if grade B/5 not held at GCSE.
BTEC Nationals: Extended Diploma with D*D*D*. BTEC must be in IT, Science or Engineering.
T Levels: Distinction in either: Digital Production, Design and Development (with an Occupational Specialism in Software development technician), or Digital Business Services
Many of our modules feature external speakers who are able to give first-hand accounts of how the latest computing innovations are used in industry.
You will work on a project commissioned by a real client and gain an insight into the practices of design, implementation and professional project management. You will be taught how to specify, design and develop software systems, gaining the technical skills and insights that employers value very highly.
Graduates from the Department of Informatics have gone on to many different careers, whether working for large companies, such as Accenture, BAE systems, Bloomberg and LogicaCMG, or for small, innovative start-ups. You may go on to apply your knowledge directly as a software engineer or systems analyst – or you may apply your IT skills and problem-solving abilities in a related field such as finance, marketing or general business.
At the very beginning of your course you’ll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.
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