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Computer science

You know there’s no limit to what technology can achieve – and you want to be out there making the future happen. At ARU, you’ll learn in our coding and Cisco labs and computer suites, building a portfolio of projects based on real-life scenarios. Get ready to make your mark on the tech world.

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Applied Computer Science

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
University Centre West Anglia
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
6 years part-time
Course features
  • Learn the knowledge and skills you need to create technologies and applications that will change the world
  • Developed with leading employers, this course will prepare you for a fast-paced, rewarding career
  • Study in King's Lynn at University Centre West Anglia

Artificial Intelligence

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Explore the science of machine learning
  • Use our Cisco lab and industry-standard software and hardware
  • Take a placement year with a high-tech hub company

Computer Networking

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
,
5 years with foundation and placement
Course features
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in the design and implementation of computer networks
  • Kick-start your IT career in the globally-recognised 'smart city' of Peterborough
  • Gain valuable industry experience with an optional placement year

Computer Science

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Double professional accreditation at highest level by BCS and IET, towards Chartered status
  • Student membership of one professional body for the entire duration of your studies
  • Practice programming with professional grade online platforms such as Pluralsight and Codio

Computer Science

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full time
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Design and build computer systems to the latest specifications
  • Fine-tune your software engineering and programming skills
  • Register as an Incorporated Engineer when you graduate

Computer Science

Undergraduate - FdSc

Study in:
University Centre West Anglia
Available as:
2 years full-time
Course features
  • Learn about systems, design, programming and more
  • Gain valuable experience on work placements
  • Study in King's Lynn at University Centre West Anglia

Computing

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation year
,
4 years with placement year
,
5 years with foundation and placement
Course features
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 on our Computing degree course?

Cyber Security

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Get the skills to counter sophisticated cybercrime threats
  • Carry out penetration testing and digital forensic investigations
  • Enhance your CV with a placement year in industry

Computer Science

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Full-time with placement
Course features
Improve your computer science expertise by developing industry-level skills to design, develop and implement web solutions for clients worldwide. Study your Computer Science Masters degree at ARU and specialise in cloud infrastructure in modern data centres, web application programming and IT security in business. Take an optional 12-week work placement and develop key employability skills.

Computing and Information Science

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Our research groups are shaping the world with innovative technologies and applications, often in collaboration with industry. We encourage PhD candidates to take an active role in our School's research community, in areas currently ranging from Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science and Applications, Imaging Technologies, Vision and Acoustics, IoT, Digital Systems and Cloud Computing, Semantic Web, Educational Technologies and Cyber Security.
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We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

From networking and cyber security to computer science and artificial intelligence, our School of Computing and Information Science is passionate about helping you develop the skills needed for your future career.

Located at ARU's Cambridge campus with opportunities available across East Anglia at our regional partner institutions, many of our undergraduate courses offer you the opportunity to take a placement year. It's a great way to gain knowledge and contacts in the industry.

As a Cisco Academy, we offer Cisco-certified courses which give you valuable information and communication technology skills to enhance your CV. We're one of very few locations in the country that offers an industry-standard Cisco qualification to our undergraduate students.

Cisco Network Academy

Study with us and gain the skills necessary to gain the Cisco CCNA certification. As a Cisco Network Academy for more than ten years, our industry links ensure that you’ll be equipped to meet the needs of the fast and ever-changing world of computing.

Industry-standard facilities

As part of your Computer Science degree at ARU, you’ll have access to top-of-the-range equipment including:

  • a Cisco lab with hands-on routing and switching equipment
  • a virtual Netlab offering 24/7 remote access to Cisco equipment
  • Microsoft Imagine Premium’s professional developer and designer tools
  • VMWare IT Academy’s virtualisation software and tools
  • mobile devices for testing and developing mobile applications.

Raspberry PI Competition

We are proud partners of PA Consulting's annual Raspberry Pi Competition! This competition challenges school children to invent systems that could benefit society using their engineering and coding skills, and a Raspberry Pi microcomputer. The competition has been running for ten years now, and ARU's Dr Silvia Cirstea has judged the competition.”

Luke French

"During my first year I've managed to secure a work experience placement at an international tech firm."

Luke French

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security student

Read Luke's story
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