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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.

See all Computer Science courses

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.

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

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Applied Computer Science

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Learn to design and build computer systems
  • Use professional developer and designer tools, and virtualisation software
  • Collaborate with other students on innovative computing projects

Applied Computer Science

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
University Centre West Anglia (King's Lynn)
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
Develop the knowledge and skills you need to create technologies and applications that will change the world, with this full-time degree at University Centre West Anglia. Developed with leading employers, the course will prepare you for a fast-paced, rewarding career.

Computer Networks

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Design, configure, manage and support networks
  • Use advanced software and virtual networks from day one
  • Apply for Cisco certification when you graduate

Computer Science

Undergraduate - BEng (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Learn to configure complex network systems
  • Get hands-on in our Cisco lab and virtual Netlab
  • Register as an Incorporated Engineer when you graduate

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

Computing and Information Systems

Undergraduate - FdSc

Study in:
University Centre Peterborough
Available as:
Part-time
Course features
Get the solid technical and professional basis you need to build a career in the different branches of computing, with our part-time foundation 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 combat 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.

Cyber Security

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Learn how to identify new and existing cyber threats and determine methods and processes to minimise attacks. Gain skills in a real-life business context, by cracking passwords and wireless networks and testing web applications for vulnerabilities and security breaches.

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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