September 2025

Computer Science BSc (Hons)

Honours Degree, Undergraduate, September 2025

Key Details

  • G400 Course Code
  • 3 Years
  • TBC Typical UCAS Tariff

Nurturing passionately curious minds to lead the future world of IT and make a significant contribution to problem solving practices is hallmark of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science course. Computer Science is undoubtedly the most popular program worldwide and impacts everything from scientific research, healthcare, education, banking, finance, transport, manufacturing, agriculture, automation and communication etc. to household objects like microwave ovens, fridges, or door locks. The unique blend of theoretical and practical underpinnings of programming, artificial intelligence, data science, deep learning, cybersecurity, desktop and mobile applications development, robotics and game development aim to provide students unfettered learning opportunities tailored to their particular strengths. With the support of creative technologies, state-of-the-art infrastructure and highly experienced academics staff, our vision is to cultivate ethos of curiosity, pragmatism, teamwork and versatility amongst graduates and to give them the distinct competitive edge with necessary skills to address technological challenges of 21st century. 

  • This course enables students to develop competence in key themes such as artificial intelligence, data science and cyber security, alongside wisdom in their application domains, sufficient for them to progress to postgraduate study or employability. 
  • A rigorous, coherent and engaging curriculum that draws on the teaching strengths and research expertise in the subject area, aims to provide students unfettered learning opportunities tailored to address emerging technologies and specialisms.  
  • Learning opportunities encourage and support the spirit of intellectual curiosity and enquiry, an ability to apply computational thinking to solve problems and the capacity for creative computing. 
  • Relevant professional bodies (e.g. British Computing Society) inform the learning experiences provided to acquire and develop the practical skills essential within Computer Science.  
  • Students develop an appreciation of legal, professional, economic, environmental, moral and ethical issues involved with Computer Science and their impact upon society. 

The first year covers basics of Computer Science. More specifically, you will analyse small-scale problems and design their solutions by applying algorithmic and mathematical techniques. The programming, web applications development, data structures, computer architecture and networking fundamentals modules would develop necessary skills for computer scientists and also familiarise them to professional ethos and awareness of security implications. 

In second year, the core modules ensure developing a deeper understanding of user interface design, robotics and cybersecurity and machine learning. Additionally, the specialist modules within artificial intelligence, data science or cyber security domains specialisms support tailoring study paths to individual strengths and ambitions. The optional modules like exploratory data analyses, visualization, knowledge representation and reasoning, pattern recognition and applied statistics, creative computing, robotics and computer vision will ensure acquiring pertinent technical skills, theoretical foundations and professional responsibility while developing medium-scale, real-world projects within the modules.   

As you progress into the third year, higher level and core Computer Science modules, such as Internet of Things and Deep Learning, will underpin the specialist modules like natural language processing, data modelling, game design and development, cloud-based development, distributed databases and big data analytics.  Each of these modules has an elegant blend of theory and practice and offers a stimulating and challenging learning experience that allows developing an informed and practical understanding. The ability to research, think and analyse critically, design robust software applications and also to reflect and develop both personally and professionally will be entailed in the final year project with the aim of considering the role and career which Computer Science graduates wish to undertake. 

Modules are assessed through portfolios, video papers, digital artefacts, case studies and blogs alongside more traditional assessment types such as technical reports, academic essays, presentations, projects or online exams.

As a graduate who has developed a passion for Computer Science, you will be well prepared for post-graduate study, professional training and/or graduate employment in the commercial sector.   

You may choose to pursue a career as a programmer, machine learning developer, data scientist, business analyst, network manager, cyber security manager, cloud and web application developer, database developer or games designer.    

The course also provides progression to the PGCE Secondary Computing course at Newman as part of a seamless transition if you meet the Department of Education Initial Teacher Training entry requirements. 

Birmingham Newman University is located in Britain’s second city – Birmingham. With one of the youngest city populations in Europe, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to study.

Studying at Newman University, you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in, or commuting to peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.

Dining out

Birmingham has lots of wonderful places to dine out with a range of different cuisines. Places where you can dine out include; Brindley Place, Mailbox and Hagley Road (just 10 minutes’ from Newman).

Entertainment

Whether you like to go to; the theatre, gigs or clubs, or enjoy: sports, shopping visiting art galleries or exhibitions – Birmingham will not disappoint and you will be spoilt for choice!

Location

Getting around Birmingham is easy via train, bus or by car. Birmingham has excellent transport links to the rest of Britain, making it easy for those weekend getaways!

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Entry Requirements

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Course Fees

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