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Our employment-focused Computing degree is designed to equip you with a broad understanding of many computing principles and build skills in programming, database management, web development, and software engineering. This will enable you to explore which part of the diverse IT industry you want to kick-start your career in.
You’ll explore various areas of computing, such as computer networks, cyber security, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. You'll also gain hands-on experience through internships, research opportunities and final year projects.
You’ll spend lots of time in our dedicated computing suite, learning on industry-standard equipment and software on a course that we co-created with employers, so you can be confident that you’ll graduate with the attributes that are in demand within the sector.
When you graduate from this course you'll have developed your powers of autonomous and analytical thinking, learnt the essential skills valued by employers in the IT sector, and have experienced multi-disciplinary team-working which mirrors real-world industry standards.
Peterborough is a globally recognised ‘smart city’ with a gigabit network, located in Cambridgeshire, the home of ‘Silicon Fen’ – a centre for high-tech companies. What better place to kick-start your career in the IT sector than at ARU Peterborough?
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If you're interested in database management, you could pursue a career as a database administrator, responsible for managing and maintaining databases to ensure that they are efficient, reliable, and secure. Or, as a network administrator, you would be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining computer networks.
Alternatively, if you're interested in cybersecurity, you could look into a career as a cybersecurity analyst, responsible for protecting computer networks and systems from security threats and breaches.
These are just a few of the many potential career paths available to computing graduates. With the ever-growing importance of technology in today's world, a degree in Computing can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a variety of exciting and rewarding careers.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters. We’re planning a range of postgraduate degrees at ARU Peterborough, and there is a selection of existing courses in Cambridge and Chelmsford.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
“Studying Computing at ARU Peterborough has given me the skills I know employers need, and access to fields I never thought of. Engagement with local industry professionals has been invaluable.”Eden
BSc (Hons) Computing student
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This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.