Computing and Information Systems FdSc

Full-time undergraduate (2 years)

University Centre Peterborough

September, January


Computing is changing our world: the way we work, the way we live. To study computer science is to put you at the forefront not just of technological change, but of social change too.

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When you graduate, you'll be well placed to take advantage of employment opportunities in a wide range of careers. Previous students have gone into positions in web-based marketing and IT support. You could also consider further study: once you complete this course, you may be eligible to transfer to Year 3 of our BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems at University Centre Peterborough.

Modules & assessment

Year one, core modules

Year two, core modules

Year two, optional modules

  • Advanced Network Routing
    This module is an advanced course in the design, implementation and troubleshooting of network routing protocols. You will focus on the deployment of advanced routing protocols in large organisations and those used by Internet Service Providers. You will be introduced to Interior Gateway Protocols such as EIGRP and OSPF, and the Exterior Gateway Protocol, BGP. Route redistribution, filtering and migration to IPOv6 will also be covered. Lectures and case study work in our industry-standard networking laboratories will form the basis of your learning, and your learning will be assessed by staged case study, research and in-class tests.


Assessment is via a mix of work-based projects, assignments, presentations, class and laboratory-based tests. These develop your abilities to solve problems, to communicate effectively, and become self-motivated. You'll also undertake work experience – this is a graded element.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

University Centre Peterborough
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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year)


Entry requirements

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48 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent).

Important additional notes

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.

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