University of Hertfordshire

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Online)

Our online computer science and information technology courses are very similar to our campus- based degrees, and the academic standards required are just as high. However, they give you the flexibility to study from wherever you like and to fit learning around other commitments. Computer science gives you a broad range of skills and knowledge in core areas including foundations of computation, programming, multimedia, networks, databases, operating systems and software engineering. Information technology includes many aspects of computer science, but with more focus on the computer technology needs of people and organisations.

For more information about how to apply, funding and how online study works, please visit the UH Online.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTECAccess Course TariffIB requirement
112-120

BBC - BBB

DMM - DDMOverall merit profile in 45 credits at Level 3112-120 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 4 or above
  • copies of your educational certificates (including results achieved for each subject) for examinations taken since the age of 16
  • curriculum vitae
  • English language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent - you should have a score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each band, if presenting an IELTS test)
  • mathematics GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)

Career Prospects

Our graduates have gone on to become software developers, business analysts, database administrators, network designers, technical consultants, programmers, web developers, project managers and software engineers.

Course Details

With online study, you study at your own choice of time and place, saving on travel and accommodation costs and fitting in with your other commitments.

Our programmes begin on specific dates, you study as a small group, there are deadlines for coursework assignments and online tests with a fixed 24-hour period to take them in. This way you combine the flexibility of distance learning with the self-discipline and community spirit of conventional tuition. Our students come from all over the world so you will have a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of global networking.

With online study, you use the Internet for learning: to access course information, to communicate with others, and to transmit completed assignments for marking. We take advantage of online technologies to provide faster and more effective communication and to deliver much richer learning materials than is normally possible with other forms of distance learning.

This means that wherever you are in the world, providing you have access to a suitable PC and Internet connection, you can study for a University of Hertfordshire award without attending the University in person.

Course Length

For entry at Level 4 the programme in its entirety is offered in two study patterns:

  • an entirely part-time study pattern (6 years in duration) or 
  • a study pattern which offers part-time study for levels 4 and 5 or full-time study for level 5 and 6 (4 or 5 years in duration).

For entry at Level 6 the programme in its entirety is offered in two study patterns:

  • an entirely part-time study pattern (2 years in duration) or
  • an entirely full-time study pattern (1 year in duration)

Year 1

Operating systems and computer networks
Programming, algorithms & data structures (com)
Software development exercise (com)
Contemporary issues (com)
Databases (com)

Year 2

Programming & software engineering practice (com)
Computer science project (com)
Project planning (com)

Optional modules
Quantum computing
Computer systems security (com)
Mobile computing (com)
Data mining and visualisation (com)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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