Informatics BSc (Hons) top-up 2022/23 entry
The content of this course for September 2022 entry is still being updated. The information on these pages relates to September 2021 entry and is for guidance only. September 2022 entry content will be updated by spring 2022. Please revisit this course page for updated information.
Our Informatics BSc (Hons) course could broaden your technical IT skills and successful completion could potentially boost your career. The course enables you to ‘top-up’ your existing qualifications – an undergraduate level certificate, diploma or equivalent in computing or related fields – to the internationally recognised ‘honours degree’ classification.
Study the most recent developments in today’s web-intensive environment, such as cloud computing, rapid application development and cybersecurity. We also aim to give you an understanding of the social, legal and ethical aspects of the modern computing environment.
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Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity Laboratory
Contains 84 workstations, equipped with full licenses for Forensic Toolkit 7.1 and open source security suites, in addition to a variety of software commonly used by many businesses.
Our Mac laboratory is complete with Apple Mac desktops and a recording studio with green screen. There is also an equipment booking system allowing you to borrow a range of cameras and multimedia production equipment.
An award-winning Mathematics Support Centre which provides a wide range of learning resources in mathematics and statistics. Students can make use of drop-in sessions or one-to-one appointments.
This Informatics course enables you to ‘top-up’ your existing qualifications – an undergraduate level certificate, diploma or equivalent in computing or related fields – to the internationally recognised ‘honours degree’ classification. Study the most recent developments in today’s web-intensive environment, such as cloud computing, rapid application development and cyber security. We aim to give you an understanding of the social, legal and ethical aspects of the modern computing environment.
We focus on developing your technical skills, enabling you to practise and experience programming, virtualisation and cloud technologies within our specialist and general labs. You should also develop key competencies in critical analysis, application of software development, communication with technical and non-technical audiences, intercultural competences and digital literacy.
The course consists of three compulsory modules and a further three optional modules.
Web API Development
Information Technology and Global Development
- Games and AI
- Agile Development
- Ethical Hacking
- Software Quality and Process Management
- Open-Source Development
- Security and Compliance in the Cloud
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content.
In more detail...
The course aims to address the most recent developments in today’s web-intensive environment such as cloud computing, rapid application development and cyber security, in order to provide relevance and an excellent learning experience. The programme also addresses the social and ethical aspects of the modern multi-cultural society.
Upon successful completion, this course should enable you to develop a range of skills and knowledge applicable to the field of informatics.
- Become up to date with industry best practice so that you may have the opportunity to become an integral part of a unique, diverse and rewarding academic community.
- Cloud Computing
- Application Development
- Cyber Security
Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars and workshop practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework and examinations.
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Upon successful completion, you should gain the advantage of wide-ranging career development opportunities as well as competence and confidence in your chosen career path.
Actual teaching contact hours will vary depending on the requirements of a particular semester. In a typical week your class time will be divided amongst personal tutorials and small group teaching; medium group teaching (e.g. seminars, tutorial sessions, and workshops); and large group teaching (lectures). In addition, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study each week, depending on the demands of individual modules. The number of hours of class time may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 14 hours contact time per week.
This course is suitable for students of computing or software studies who have successfully completed at least two years (four academic semesters) in a relevant subject at an appropriate academic level.
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2022/23 Tuition Fees.
For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.
We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.
2022/23 fees TBC*
2021/22 fees - £9,250 (per year)
If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.
Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.
2022/23 fees TBC*
2021/22 fees - £17,700 (per year)
If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.
EU student fees
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.
For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.
For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.
Graduate Immigration Route visa
Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.
On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of computing in the field and specialism that you have partly chosen through your optional modules. This should provide you with a base of knowledge that you can use in further study or in employment.
Where our graduates work
Career destinations may include IT Security, and web and desktop application development. Some graduates also choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level.
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The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.
For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.
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Placements and study abroad opportunities
Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.
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