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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.

  • Thornton Science Park
UCAS Code
G400
Duration
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.

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 3rd June
  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Thursday 15th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Thursday 8th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October
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Thornton Science Park

Thornton Science Park is home to the Faculty of Science and Engineering and is the study base for students studying Engineering, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science courses.

Our Thornton Science Park is based just outside of Chester, and is a major research and innovation hub. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, its takeover by the University has created the opportunity to apply the Centre’s legacy to the continuation of innovation and research in science and engineering in the North West.

For Engineering students there are purpose-built facilities donated to the University of Chester by Shell, used for problem-based learning. For Natural Sciences students there are purpose-built laboratories equipped to give you the best practical experience and learning opportunities, and you will also be working alongside active researchers and industrial partners. For Computer Science students there is access to a range of fully licensed design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, games area in the library to play computer games, software for 3D modelling, graphics programming, game engine programming, computational analysis and programming. Meanwhile, Mathematics students will be supported by the use of the most up-to-date computer facilities available.

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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