FdSc Computer Science

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There’s a huge demand for computer science knowledge and skills. Get ready for a rewarding career in the areas of computing that interest you the most by studying on our Computer Science FdSc degree course in King's Lynn.

You’ll develop the theoretical, technical and practical understanding you need to catch the eye of employers. There’ll be lectures and seminars combined with work-based learning and plenty of course options to personalise your studies.

Year 1 provides a detailed introduction to computer systems, design and programming and you’ll apply what you learn on your first work placement. Year 2 covers specialisms such as databases, software engineering and networks – and there’s a further work placement.

Whatever branch of technology you want to enter, from mobile apps to international business systems, supercomputer research to the web, this course is a solid step in the right direction – to a good job or towards higher qualifications and research.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be a confident computer scientist and engineer with a sound understanding of the main principles, valuable work experience and the ability to create applications and solutions using different technologies.

Additionally you’ll be ready for the professional workplace, with a sound knowledge of the relevant methods and practices, strong planning, administration and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work effectively with fellow team members. 

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Facilities at UcWA

Study at University Centre West Anglia and benefit from facilities including:

  • 14 digitally-enabled classrooms
  • 120-seat multimedia lecture theatre
  • a Learning Resource Centre, containing traditional and modern resources to enhance your learning
  • depending on your course, you may use the £2.5m Creative Studios building.


Our graduates have gone on the successful careers in many areas of computing, including applications development, programming, database development, web infrastructure and applications, business systems, project management, networking and user support.

They’re also working in many different industries, including defence, health, business and telecommunications.

Links with industry and professional recognition

Work experience is an important aspect of this course and we work closely with local employers, both to create placement opportunities and continually develop the course’s content.

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