Department Of Computer Science computer science

Understanding the security and vulnerabilities of IT systems is critical in their protection. This module seeks to develop the knowledge and skills to undertake penetration testing of systems. A range of passive and active offensive techniques will be taught, alongside an in-depth understanding of the legal and ethical issues surrounding such activity. This module introduces machine learning, covering unsupervised, supervised and reinforcement learning from a Bayesian perspective.

The building provides purpose-built facilities and dedicated learning and teaching spaces, all located in the University’s Central Area. The School of Informatics does not accept applications for second year entry to our programmes. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University’s scholarships and bursaries page. This course offers some modules taught through the medium of Welsh or bilingually for students who consider themselves to be fluent Welsh speakers. For more details on the provision available see the Welsh Provision expander below.

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Computer Science is an exciting and rapidly evolving subject that affects every area of our lives. A deep understanding of computing puts you in a great position to influence the future as well as opening up excellent employment prospects and well-paid careers. Our multi-award-winning work experience team has dedicated internship officers to help find the right work experience for you. Make the most of these opportunities and apply for our Work Experience Bursary Scheme, the Birmingham Undergraduate Internship Programme or one of our successful mentoring schemes. We know that life as a student can be busy and that juggling work and a social life can be hard. That’s why our purpose built multi-million-pound building offers 24-hour swipe access for all our students to access our state-of-the-art facilities whenever they need to.

We’ve structured the curriculum to accurately reflect the industry and its many areas of specialisation. You’ll study programming techniques, database development, how to capture requirements and what happens inside a computing operating system. A hands-on course from the outset, you’ll benefit from a number of practical workshops as well as preparing for your third year work placement. Building on these programming skills, you learn the principles and techniques that underpin the algorithms and systems shaping our world today. These include artificial intelligence, computer security, network technology, software engineering, and human-computer interaction.

  • Our multi-award-winning work experience team has dedicated internship officers to help find the right work experience for you.
  • Practical skills sessions, lab work seminars, and workshops predominantly take place in person, allowing for group working and demonstrations.
  • Key networking topics include routing and switching, as well as wireless networks.
  • Some may be asked by their College to do some reading in advance of their interview, but if this is required the College will provide full details in the letter inviting the student to interview.
  • A 48-week period of professional training spent as the third year of a sandwich course, undertaking an approved placement with a suitable company.

Holders of the Tawjihiyya are not usually eligible for direct entry onto our undergraduate courses without completion of a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our foundation pathways. We will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations or the International Baccalaureate for entrance to onto our undergraduate programmes. Holders of the Thanewiyah are not normally eligible for direct entry onto our undergraduate courses without completion of a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our foundation pathways. Students need a sufficiently high score in their Diploma or University level study (3.0+/4.0 or 3.2+/4.5). Holders of the Tawijihi are not normally eligible for direct entry onto our undergraduate courses without completion of a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our foundation pathways.

Careers And Opportunities

Choose from one of seven specialisms to build on your interests and develop the skills you need for a fulfilling career. At Oxford, everyone is a member of a college as well as their subject department and the University. Students therefore have both the benefits of belonging to a large, renowned institution and to a small and friendly academic community. Each college or hall is made up of academic and support staff, and students. Colleges provide a safe, supportive environment leaving you free to focus on your studies, enjoy time with friends and make the most of the huge variety of opportunities. During the first part of the course, your work will be divided between about ten lectures and two tutorials each week, in addition to about two practical sessions.

Typically, they take place in your college and are led by your academic tutor who teach as well as do their own research. Students will also receive teaching in a variety of other ways, depending on the course. This will include lectures and classes, and may include laboratory work and fieldwork. However, tutorials offer a level of personalised attention from academic experts unavailable at most universities. These annual fees are for full-time students who begin this undergraduate course here in 2022.

Key areas of security include underlying concepts and threats, and exploring security technologies that can be applied to enable defence in depth. A global leader in experimental computer science research, our degree programmes recognise the importance of computer systems in commerce, industry, government and science. This module gives students an introduction to natural language processing algorithms and an understanding of how to implement NLP applications.