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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.

Start Date
September, 2018
  • Thornton Science Park
Duration
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.

Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Open Days 2017

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

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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 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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