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HND in Computer Science

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HND Computer Science aims to provide students with an education and learning experience that will equip them to operate on graduation as highly effective computing professionals. The programme aims to instil knowledge and to develop practical and intellectual abilities applicable to problem solving and solution specifying in technologically and socially diverse environments. The programme also aims to develop professional and transferable skills in a wide range of methods, techniques and practices appropriate for the task domain of a professional software developer. HND Computer Science is distinctive in that it provides a strong conceptual and methodological grounding and seeks to develop a rich and up-to-date set of practices and techniques which students can deploy in state-of-the-art software and hardware contexts.

UCAS Course Code: I100

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 years full time

  • Awarding Body

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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

Year 1 (Level Four) modules

Problem Solving 15 Credits
Operating Systems 15 Credits
Maths for Computing 15 Credits
Computer Architectures 15 Credits
Algorithms and Complexity 15 Credits
Object-Oriented Programming 30 Credits
Programming Fundamentals 15 Credits

Year 2 (Level Five) modules

Artificial Intelligence 15 Credits
Team Software Engineering 30 Credits
Advanced Programming 15 Credits
Scalable Database Systems 15 Credits
User Experience Design 15 Credits
Network Fundamentals 15 Credits
Cloud Computing 15 Credits

 Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus

On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, followed by seminars and skill building workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor.

Students will receive 12 hours of teaching per week throughout this course. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.

Applicants are required to have achieved grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English and a level 3 qualification from:

BTEC National Qualifications (Diploma or Extended Diploma), A levels or similar in a relevant subject
Access to HE

Some applicants come through the experiential route (relevant work or practical experience). If you think this applies to you, please contact the Programme Leader as we may be able to accredit other learning experience you have.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

This course is particularly relevant to people already working in, or looking to develop a career within a range of computing professions, such as software development, UX Design, Database Admin and Networking/Cloud infrastructure.

If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include specialization in fields such as Advanced Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Robotics, Computer Vision or Virtual/Augmented Reality.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


Full Time – £7770

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
• Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
• Printing and photocopying
• Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details