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Course overview

Whether you plan to enter industry or perhaps go on to study an MSc, our BSc in Applied Computing explores how computers function, how data is stored, organised and accessed, and how data can be programmed to provide varying user experiences - from websites and mobile applications through to the use of cryptography and the creation of virtual environments. You will have the opportunity to develop projects both independently and as part of a team.


If you have any enquiries about this course, please contact the Computer Science using these contact details.

Start Date
September 2018
  • Thornton Science Park
3 Years

Why Study Applied Computing with us?

Combining industry know-how with academic excellence, this course will prepare you for varied careers in a global marketplace. You will graduate with high levels of expertise and valuable work experience.

You will get the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities, such as a technology challenge run by a large banking organisation, and locally run hackathons. In the final year, a range of optional modules will allow you to explore a variety of specialist areas depending on your interests and planned career.

Thornton Science Park

Our Faculty of Science and Engineering is based at Thornton Science Park just outside Chester. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, the campus continues the legacy of innovation in science and engineering in the North West.

The 66-acre site features purpose-built laboratories and industrial facilities to provide the best practical experience and learning opportunities. There are up-to-date computer facilities featuring fully licensed engineering, design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, a dedicated Games Zone and the on-site Sutton library.

Outside of lectures and practical sessions, you can make use of a variety of recreational spaces including a coffee bar and restaurant, fitness centre and all-weather pitch. A free shuttle bus is provided to transport students to and from Parkgate Road Campus, Chester.

Thornton is a working science park with a number of science and technology-based companies located on site, so students have the opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into working in a professional and career-focused environment.

Campus Tours

Missed our Open Days? Our campus tours are a great opportunity to visit us and view campus facilities before making an application.


Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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