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Computing & Informatics

Our computing courses are designed to combat the shortage of highly skilled graduates in the computing industry, which means excellent employment prospects.

Computing & Informatics courses

Why study Computing & Information Technology at BU?

  • BCS accredited – work towards your Chartered IT Professional status: Many of our computing degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and can help you work towards Chartered IT Professional status
  • Tailor your studies to your career goals: You’ll be able to build your studies around your career goals. You’ll apply for one of our eight courses in this subject area, but can switch to another specialism at the end of your first year, meaning you can wait until you have a stronger understanding of the subject before committing
  • Excellent graduate employment rates: 95% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their course, across a diverse range of computing and IT roles
  • 30-week industry placement: Gain industry experience on an optional 30-week placement – our placement students have worked for organisations such as Microsoft, Kingfisher, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Goldman Sachs, and General Electric
  • Emphasis on intellectual achievement and employability: Study in a student-centred learning environment – learn how to apply hands-on skills to solve problems, with an emphasis on intellectual achievement and employability
  • Constantly evolving to reflect the sector: As the computing sector is constantly changing, so too are our courses. What you study reflects what’s happening in the industry, so you’re well-prepared for the world of work when you graduate

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BSc (Hons) Computer Networks

Learn how to design, configure and optimise distributed and large-scale networks, and explore wired and wireless communication technologies and protocols.
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BSc (Hons) Computing

Learn to solve everyday organisational and end-user problems by analysing, designing and developing technical solutions.
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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management

Explore the evolving threat landscape and gain applied skills in building and managing secure systems. Learn the fundamental concepts behind cyber security in technology, in addition to core computing skills.
BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics

BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics

On this course, you will learn how to work with Big Data frameworks and explore cutting edge Machine Learning techniques, including how to implement and apply algorithms such as Artificial Neural Networks on real-world industry-inspired problems.
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BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security

On this course, you will learn to understand the ways that hackers, as well as general users, think in order to predict their behaviour and use your applied technical skills to build and maintain secure digital environments.
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BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

On this course, you will learn how to apply software development principles to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.