Information Technologies Faculty
BSc Computer Science
With the digital era continuing to develop rapidly, the role of computing and its impact on our lives is more important than ever. New and innovative computer technologies are constantly being unveiled, with software engineers, systems developers, programmers and analysts playing a vital role in their creation and development.
Benefiting from more than 50 years of successful teaching, our Computer Science course focuses on modern approaches to software systems development, allowing you to explore both the theoretical and practical skills needed to understand programming language concepts, software design methods, secure web systems, computer architecture and computer networks.
The course prepares you for a wide variety of career opportunities, from programming and developer roles to software engineering, with computer technology closely linked with an extensive range of industries such as medicine, education, entertainment, security and architecture.
Reasons to choose
This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
DMU Leicester's diverse curriculum provides students with an equal balance of theory and practice and is embedded with contemporary technologies designed to tackle modern multi-core platforms.
Tailor your learning to your career ambitions through a wide range of optional third year modules, including: Secure Web Application Development; Multi-Service Networks; Interaction Design; and Big Data and Business Models.
You can gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with DMU Leicester Global Programme. During previous trips, DMU Leicester students have gained key insights into San Francisco’s tech industry, while others put their skills to the test at New York’s Spyscape Museum.
DMU Leicester Computer Science research is ranked as the world’s joint first for citations to DMU Leicester articles on the Category Normalized Citation Index.
DMU Leicester graduates have gone on to work for companies such as ITN, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, BT, RBS, HSBC, DNEG and Experian.
- Database Design and Implementation
- Fundamental Concepts of Computer Science
- Computer Programming
- Operating Systems and Networks
- OO Design and Development
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Web Application Development
- Agile Development Team Project
- Big Data and Machine Learning
- Software Development: Methods and Standards
- Development Project
- "*Functional Programming
- *Advanced Web Development
- *Fuzzy Logic and Inference Systems
- *Privacy and Data Protection
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Students in the final year of secondary education institutions;
Students in the final year of technical, vocational, post-secondary and higher education institutions;
Graduates from secondary, post-secondary or higher education institutions.
As part of the selection process the Admissions team will consider the following
Your Qualifications + English Language ability + Personal Statement + Reference (Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution)
- High School Diploma*
- 5 GCSE/IGCSE’s at A*- E, or two GCE A levels (grades A- E), or three GCE AS levels (grades A-E)
2. English Language
We care about your success.
Having a good foundation in English that you will further develop and enhance during your studies with us will give you the confidence and skills that will set you up for success.
The standard entry requirement is IELTS 5.0 (no component below 5.0) and TOEFL iBT 35 out of 120 with each section (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) to be not less than 9.
3. Personal Statement
As part of the selection process we will ask you to submit a short statement in English to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience. Your personal statement supports your application to study at the university. It’s a chance for you to say why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field. It is an opportunity for you to write about YOU!
4. Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution
You will need to provide a reference letter from your previous school or college’s teacher, counsellor, or principal.
The course is part of DMU Leicester’s Cyber Security Centre, which influences the government and corporations in their approach to cyber security. This shapes the curriculum so that you learn what is important. It also grants you privileged access to career opportunities. In the first year, you will normally attend around 13–15 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work.
Assessment is made up of roughly 25 per cent end-of-year examination and 75 per cent coursework in each year. The coursework takes a variety of forms, with frequent laboratory-based phase tests providing early feedback on progress. In the second year, more substantial assignments are set, including a research study. In the final year, assessment is typically by coursework with some specialist optional modules assessed by exams.
Opportunities and careers
This programme has been developed to help give students the skills needed for careers in the cyber security industry.
Graduates have excellent opportunities to pursue careers in industry, government, or law enforcement in roles such as a security analyst, penetration tester, forensic investigator, or cyber security engineer. Previous graduates from our cyber security programmes have gone on to work for organisations such as Deloitte, GCHQ, Airbus, and Rolls-Royce.
For September 2023/24 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.
We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.
Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.
Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th January 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
- receive early bird discount by paying of 8% for your first year’s tuition fees
- you pay 11,500 USD
Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th May 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
- receive early bird discount by paying of 5% for your first year’s tuition fees
- you pay 11,875 USD
Your tuition fee is fixed at 12,500 USD for the remaining 3 years of study
- no fee increases!
Apply and pay full payment in advance and take and advantage of the following offers:
- 5% discount by paying for 1 year in advance
- 7% discount by paying for 2 years in advance
- 8% discount by paying for 3 years in advance
- 10% discount by paying for 4 years in advance
You must be the sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying on, or has graduated from, a full-time course here at DMU Kazakhstan. That relative must also be (or have been) classified as a local or international student.
Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common.
Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage.
Spouses: You can become eligible for this discount by marrying someone who is currently studying at the University.
We are proud to offer a range of income based and merit-based full and partial scholarships that will enable the most promising and talented young students from across the region to join our leading innovative university, despite financial adversity or economic hardship.
Early bird 2023 discount
Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.