What will I learn?

Computing can be amazingly diverse, encompassing computer design, graphics, artificial intelligence, gaming, software engineering, programming, and applications development. Our BSc (Hons) Applied Computer Science degree is designed to offer you a wide choice of career options when you graduate.Based in our brand new campus at ARU Peterborough, you'll have the latest digital technology at your fingertips, and collaborate with other students on innovative computing projects.As you study, you can choose to focus on the core elements of computer science, or to specialise in areas such as software development, mobile applications, computer security, cloud computing, network administration and technical support.Employability is integrated into the curriculum throughout the course, with real-life case studies ('live briefs') being included at each level of the course. This gives you enhanced opportunities to experience real-world professional training as part of your academic course.As a Computer Science student at ARU Peterborough, you'll spend lots of time in our computing labs.You’ll have access to Microsoft Imagine Premium’s professional developer and designer tools, VMware IT Academy’s virtualisation software and tools, plus mobile devices for testing and developing mobile applications.It’s not just about technical skills, though. You’ll benefit from being based in Peterborough – a city with high economic growth and lots of opportunities.As you study, you’ll learn to work effectively as part of a team and become a creative problem-solver who's aware of social, moral, and ethical issues relating to the impact of computers on our lives.We’ve developed our BSc (Hons) Applied Computer Science degree in partnership with employers to ensure you learn the skills needed in industry.Our BSc (Hons) course focuses on equipping you with software engineering skills with a slight edge given to programming languages, so if it’s the ability to bend software to your will that excites you, this is course for you.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Creative and Digital Arts and Sciences (ARUP)

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

12 September 2022


ARU Peterborough

Embankment Road,


PE1 1EG, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Anglia Ruskin University

Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world, the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.

  • Among the top 20 universities for its teaching excellence
  • Investment of GBP 100 million in facilities
  • Study options are closely aligned to industry needs
  • Libraries open 24/7

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