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Applied Computing

Applied Computing

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

It is no surprise that computing specialists are in high demand - computers and computing technology are now part of almost everything we do.

The impact computers have on every aspect of our lives has deepened dramatically over recent years, with the growth of the internet and mobile communications driving change. Computers are now used within virtually every business, industry and organisation.


This course was developed to fulfil a recognised need for more computer specialists who can develop computer software and design or maintain computer systems. Studying Applied Computing, you will develop a number of practical skills which are useful in any field of business, such as how to use information technology effectively as well understanding specialised software.

You will also learn how to research, analyse and present your ideas. As you progress through the course you will gain invaluable skills for your future career, including self-motivation, time management, problem solving, database and project management.

Key facts

  • These courses respond to identified skills gaps. They will provide you with the critical understanding, knowledge and skills needed for successful employment
  • Accreditation is being sought for the honours degree from the British Computer Society (BCS)
  • Personal Development Planning is integrated throughout the course to develop the skills framework necessary for effective personal, academic and career management
  • The University is top in Wales for graduate prospects in the areas of Computer Sciences and IT, according to The Times
  • The University is home to CARDs, a renowned research centre for research into digital society

Course content

Our courses focus on a foundation of ‘core computing’ and introduce you to software development and database design with elements of communication networks and the Internet. This broad base of knowledge is supported by robust professional skills that are vital to teamwork, problem-solving and career development. In the later stages you develop more specialised abilities in areas that best fit your career aspirations.

Career opportunities

  • network/database designer
  • network/database manager
  • web developer
  • developer /software applications developer
  • interactive mutimedia roles
  • IT Support
  • IT Consultancy
  • e-commerce

Employability and assessment


Glyndŵr University is committed to ensuring all of our graduates are well-equipped for the world of work. Click here to read more about the success of our employability support.


Assessment is seen as an integral part of learning and assessment criteria are linked to individual module learning outcomes. Assessment methods include practical assessments, reports and essays, analysis of case studies, oral presentations, seminar papers, project work, Personal Development Portfolio, examinations and unseen class tests. Assessment will involve both individual and group / team-based assignments.

Entry requirements and applying

he general requirement for the honours degree is 240 UCAS tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent. Appropriate AS-Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account. In addition applicants must have five GCSE passes at grades A, B or C including Mathematics and English. nts.

For general enquiries about this course and for advise on the application process, contact Admissions and Enquires on 01978 293439 or email enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk.  

If you’d like to discuss the course content in more detail, or require more information about the computing department, please contact the admissions tutor – Nigel Houlden directly on 01978 293082, e-mail n.houlden@glyndwr.ac.uk  or send a text on 07551783597. 

If our Admissions Tutor isn’t available when you call,  please contact Admissions and Enquiries - they can take a message for you and ask him to get back when he is available to discuss the course with you.

UCAS code: G490

Course duration and fees


Three years and Four years


5 years


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