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Course overview

Throughout our course you will explore how computers work, how computer software is developed, how computers communicate with each other, and the ways in which software manipulates, stores and processes data. Throughout the first two years, you will learn to work effectively in teams, working on diverse projects which is the most important skill that employers require.

Studying a course full-time traditionally takes three years to complete.

Start Date
September, 2017
  • Thornton Science Park
3 Years

Why Study Computer Science with us?

The Computer Science course is based at Thornton Science Park in purpose-built labs, benefitting from the local Engineering and Computing environment provided by the businesses also situated in the Park.

Studying Computer Science will take you from learning practical computing skills in programming, data management, hardware and networking to understanding and developing software solutions for many of the new challenges facing today’s computer-dominated world, such as safe online shopping, computer games development, mobile apps development and artificial intelligence.

The Department is home to the Informatics Centre: a software development team where students are employed to work on commercial projects.

Thornton Science Park

By studying at Thornton Science Park, you'll be guaranteed student accommodation on, or close to, our residential Parkgate Road Campus during your first year.

Formerly the Shell Technology Centre, Thornton Science Park remains at the forefront of scientific research and development. With some of the most cutting-edge learning spaces available, it takes the lead in education innovation across the county.

As a student studying at Thornton, you’ll have access to a range of high-quality industry standard facilities, including modern purpose-built laboratories; professional engineering software; computer programming languages and authoring tools; a specialist science and engineering library; licensed design and development software, and Windows and Mac computer suites. As Thornton operates as a working science park, you’ll find a variety of science and technology-based companies on-site, giving you plenty of opportunities to gain valuable industry experience as you study.

And if that’s not enough, by studying at Thornton Science Park you’ll be guaranteed student accommodation on, or close to, our residential Parkgate Road Campus during your first year. With a free shuttle bus in place to transport you between campuses, and a variety of recreational facilities available, such as the café and restaurant, fitness centre, all-weather pitch and game zone, your Thornton experience will not only be rewarding, but enjoyable too. 

Life in 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.

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