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BSc (Hons)Computing

3 years
UCAS code:
Institution code: S30
UCAS points:
Southampton City Centre
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Get ready for a fast-paced career in the computing industry with this BCS accredited, industry-focused degree that delivers extensive knowledge, practical experience and professional qualifications.

  • This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS).
  • Professional practice is integrated in the course with several staff accredited in Prince2, Oracle Java and SQL, E-C Council Certified Ethical Hacker and through the Solent University Cisco Academy.
  • Gain industry-recognised professional qualifications alongside your degree, such as PCAP Python Fundamentals.
  • You will study in up-to-date specialist facilities - including a usability lab with eye-tracking facilities, used to test and refine interfaces.
  • 83% of students feel the course has challenged them to achieve their best work (NSS 2022).
  • Our close links with industry ensure this course is informed through a range of guest speakers, live briefs, and access to regular BCS meetings (The Chartered Institute for IT), held at Solent University.
  • You will be studying in the South East which continues to dominate the tech industry alongside London (BDO UK, Nov 2022).

This practical degree encourages you to develop an extensive knowledge of computer programming using Java and Python. A range of projects will also help you build practical experience in designing, building and implementing computer systems, culminating in a major final-year software development project.

We believe it is important that you enter the world of work with a range of skills that enable you to succeed, and actively focus on enhancing your employability throughout the degree. You will be supported to gain work experience throughout your degree, and recent students have worked with a wide range of companies including large organisations such as the NHS, General Dynamics, Qinetiq, Garmin, Rackspace, the Met Office, Ordnance Survey and Capita and many more local SMEs such as CleverTouch, Transactor Global Solutions, Zentive, Westermo and MWR Security.

Thanks to the course teams close links with industry, the curriculum is informed through a range of guest speakers, live briefs and access to regular British Computer Society (The Chartered Institute for IT) meetings, held at the University.

Professional practice also extends into the curriculum with several current staff accredited in Prince2, Oracle Java and SQL, E-C Council Certified Ethical Hacker and through the Solent University Cisco Academy.

  • Accredited by:

  • 83%

    of students feel the course challenged them to produce their best work (NSS 2022)

Why choose this course?

Course features

  • Placement year

    If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those with a passion for understanding and developing software systems, databases, web development and other computing-related disciplines – and who aspire for a career where they support, research, design, deploy and maintain computing systems.

What does this course lead to?

Recent course graduates have gone on to various roles in the software industry, in roles at organisations such as IBM, Si Digital, LeadStream, Fujitsu UK and Guernsey Post.

Meet the team

The course team has wide-ranging experience of business computing, computer systems, networking, web development and software engineering.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


We have up-to-date IT laboratories and a usability lab with eye-tracking facilities, used to test and refine interfaces. Students also have the opportunity to learn to program robotic devices such as robotic arms and drones, and can develop apps for android devices. You’ll have access to our devices lab, a special test area integrated within one of our existing software development spaces. It consists of a range of real mobile devices mounted on flexible tethers, giving you the chance to test your websites and apps on real equipment.

And as Solent is an Adobe Creative Campus, all students also have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes the full suite of Adobe professional software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premier Pro, and more.

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