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BSc (Hons)
Computing and Web Development

Learn the science behind the World Wide Web. Computing and Web Development combines computer science with the knowledge you need to engineer industry-standard web applications and to prepare these for mobile deployment. Become a proficient programmer, a skilled developer and all-round computer technologist with this course.

Qualification: BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: GW4F

Study mode: Full-time

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: Three years

Start date: September


Is this course for me?

Computing and Web Development focuses on the technical side of web-based applications and services for working in industries that require expertise in Web and Mobile Development, IT Support, Software Development and Network industries.

As well as preparing you for employment in a globally expanding computing industry, this course gives you the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in a wide range of sectors that depend on digital technologies. These include retail, media, government, education, health sectors and many other computing-specialist areas of industry, finance and commerce.

Web developers are highly desirable for employers
BSc (Hons) Computing and Web Development is founded in software engineering and web technologies. It includes modules on developing and deploying secure and mobile-ready web applications with backend databases. You’ll learn alternative architectures for emerging cloud-based technologies. And you’ll by preparing for both generic ‘computing’ job markets and more specialised areas that require mobile web-based services. Both these aspects are much sought after by UK and international employers.

Learn more than just programming websites
Learn skills beyond the core technologies of web programming. If you enjoy ‘code’ there are many opportunities to extend your knowledge to new programming and database management languages. You will also develop technical competency in user-interface and location-sensitive frameworks, industry-standards for secure and robust software engineering, database development and network operation.

The course addresses the professional and customer-facing skills that are essential for employment in computing industries. Modules also provide opportunities to prepare for the professional certification programmes of global industries such as Microsoft, HP and Cisco.

We’ve amassed a diverse range of expertise over the years, giving more and more students the opportunity to specialise in specific areas within computing. We’ve invested in the best facilities for your next step into a computing career. The Computing Department and our Careers service also offer development opportunities that may involve placements, internships or employment in local companies.

Expert teaching from professional developers
Our lecturers work closely with industry through partnerships or by helping web development and related industries with research, consultancy, technical and managerial inputs. These relationships provide a professional edge to our teaching. They are also a useful source of internship and industry-brief opportunities for our students.

Start your career in web development from day one
We give you every opportunity to expand your programming knowledge. In the first year, you’ll acquire programming, network, and professional skills.

In your second year you will expand these to more advanced web applications, architectures, databases and emerging standards for mobile and cloud deployment of services.

In your final year you will consolidate skills in web application development and pursue specialisms in mobile, database and Artificial Intelligence technologies. You will also integrate your skills and showcase your knowledge by undertaking a Final Year Project. Many students also benefit from industry placement opportunities in their final year.

We’ve designed the course to give you the skills and knowledge to pursue a wide range of careers in the digital industries. The Department of Computing graduate successes include employment with international companies, such as IBM, SAP, HS2, Honda, BT and Capita, as well as a many smaller but locally established companies providing web and other digital services to media and health concerns.

Year One

  • Computer Architectures
  • Networking
  • Programming Concepts
  • Application Programming
  • Digital Technologies and Professional Practice
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Web Development
  • XML

Year Two

  • Web Applications
  • Open Source Systems
  • Network Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Design
  • Web Services (Team Project)
  • Mobile Systems
  • Object Oriented Systems Development

Year Three

  • Advanced Programming
  • Knowledge-based Systems in Artificial Intelligence
  • Learning Machines and Intelligent Agents
  • Cloud Computing
  • Network Security
  • Database Development
  • Database Technologies
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Enterprise Systems Development
  • E-Business Systems Development
  • Advanced Mobile Systems
  • Project

What are the entry requirements?

A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 80-96. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

Students may also apply for direct entry to this course subject to verifying the level and relevance of prior experience and qualifications.

We consider each application on an individual basis meaning that the circumstances of all applicants are taken into detailed consideration.

Knowledge and experience in computing is helpful, but not essential.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: £9,000 per year
Full-time International: £9,500 per year

For information on fees and finance, please view our fees and funding section.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

For fees for international students, visit our international section.

Visit our Why Bucks? section to discover what studying at Bucks could mean for you.

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow.

What are my career prospects?

As this course combines computer theory with web development, you’ll come away with many skills that are in demand. You’ll be able to go further in a career in the IT and digital-based sectors.

An online presence is now vital for every business. You’ll be able to develop and maintain their internal web-based systems and show them the benefits of distributed frameworks, services and social-media applications.

Graduates may also continue studies towards postgraduate and professional certification, or to specialise in the emerging challenges of cyber security and big data analytics.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?
Throughout the time you spend with us, we’ll support you on route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable, and good leaders.

We run work placements for our students, giving you the opportunity to develop within a work background. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise.

We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.