BSc Hons Computing

Nottingham Trent University

Program Overview

We’ll give you the best of both worlds by bringing together internet-based development with computing skills vital to supporting businesses.

You’ll have the perfect combination of theory and practice as you explore Internet technologies, database systems and application development– all backed up with lots of practical experiences.

Develop your practical skills by taking part in multimedia and virtual reality projects. Our graduates are knowledgeable about the development of software and able to design and manage complex information systems.

This course is accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status. You will have the opportunity to do a year long paid work placement. Recent examples have included Hewlett Packard and Siemens.


NottinghamUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 15,600

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What you’ll study

This course is highly practical and provides a strong grounding in computing fundamentals. It gives you a comprehensive understanding of database systems, e-commerce, business information systems and Internet technologies. Practical skills developed will include involvement in multimedia and virtual reality projects.

You'll cover the following networking and communications technology, business and information systems and interactive / multimedia development.

Year One

Foundation in Computing and Technology

This module has several strands, including programming and technical aspects that introduce you to the fundamentals of writing computer programs, as well as numeracy and website development.

Essential Skills

Develop the skills required to succeed on your computing degree. You’ll learn how to confidently deal with numerical aspects of your course and practice your web publishing skills by creating and formatting basic web documentation.

Web-based Programming

Understand programming for web-based applications, problem analysis and the procedures for program design, as well as using scripting languages.

Internet Technology

Study the principles of interface design, including issues associated with phone and tablet development, accessibility, web standards and how content can be separated from layout.

System Analysis and Design (SAD)

Introducing you to the fundamental principles of SAD, this module will give you a working knowledge of the key systems, development methodologies, techniques and tools.

Professional Development for Industry

This module will enable you to learn about the professional bodies and standards relating to the computing professional and enhance your employability potential by increasing your awareness of the technological, social and economic factors driving the IT industry.

Year Two

Information Systems Development

Study a variety of techniques and practices associated with the effective development of user-based information systems. You’ll learn how to develop, test, review and apply user-based information systems.

Information and Database Engineering

Understand the nature and application of database management systems and acquire skills for database administration and management.

Internet Application Development

Design and produce a static or dynamic website suitable for both desktop and mobile platforms and which may contain complex scripted components.

Interaction Design

Gain practical understanding of human-computer interface technologies and the principles behind designing an effective and accessible interface for interactive systems.

Practical Project Management and Professional Development

Continued professional development and lifelong learning is important to your future career. Through this module you’ll improve your time and project management skills, presentations and report writing.

Digital 3D

Design and develop 3D environments and characters for computer game systems.

Optional placement year

Optional year-long work placement.  If you are not taking a placement you will progress directly to your final year in year three.

Final year


Investigate problems in computing, implement solutions, critically evaluate and reflect on your work, and develop your abilities to communicate, self-organise and manage.

Information Systems Management

Develop an understanding of how to manage the build and deployment of enterprise and Internet information systems within small to medium organisations.

Mobile Platform Development

Gain an awareness of the requirements, capabilities and constraints of a variety of mobile platform technologies and consider how they can be used to build systems which are outside the traditional desktop paradigm.

Data Visualisation and UX

Understand the importance of the user experience when designing data visualisation interfaces for the web, and the appropriate tools to display information efficiently.

Choose one of the following modules:

Communicating Science and Technology

An opportunity for you to gain valuable transferable skills working as a ‘student-tutor’ with teachers in local schools or to work on a community-based project.

Information Security

Apply skills learnt in this module to conduct appropriate risk analysis and generate information assurance plans for a given context.

Serious Games

Examine the use of computers for teaching, focusing particularly on virtual reality and multimedia systems in the development and application of games for learning.

Virtual Reality

You will develop your knowledge of the technology underpinning Virtual Reality and be presented with past and current research into fields such as VR training and simulation, architectural visualisation, disability access and 3D recording of ancient monuments and artefacts.

Cyber Security

Learn to manage the security of computer based information and systems within organisations and develop the ability to make informed choices based on business drivers.

English Language Requirements

If English isn’t your first language, studying in the UK can be very challenging. That's why we make sure you have the language skills you need to succeed right from the start. We’ve listed our English language entry requirements here and the qualifications we accept. You'll also find information about Pre-sessional English courses on this page.


We accept a range of English language qualifications, including IELTS.

You’ll need to achieve the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS.

Please note there are different types of IELTS test available, and it is important that you take the correct one.

Please note we do not currently accept ‘IELTS Indicator’ or 'IELTS Online' test scores.

We've listed IELTS academic test grade needed for all courses in the table below.

NTU School (or course) Undergraduate (Bachelors)
IELTS academic test grade
Postgraduate (Masters)
IELTS academic test grade

School of Art & Design
All undergraduate practice-based courses

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

This requirement is for Year One entry only. If you're starting in Year Two or final year you'll need a higher grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

School of Science and Technology

6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

This requirement is for Year One entry only. If you're starting in Year Two or final year you'll need a higher grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

Nottingham Business School

6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

For 1-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For 2-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with a minimum of 6.0 in speaking and listening, and 5.5 in reading and writing.

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

School of Arts and Humanities (see below for Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism)

Nottingham Institute of Education

Nottingham Law School (see below for BTC)

School of Social Sciences (see below for BA (Hons) and MA Social Work, and BSc (Hons) Nursing).

School of Art & Design

All postgraduate courses, and:

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding
BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion
BA (Hons) Fashion Management
BA (Hons) International Fashion Business

6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism  7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in speaking and listening
Barristers Training Courses
For the BTC we accept the IELTS, Pearson Test of English (Academic), and TOEFL iBT. We do not accept any other English language test.

IELTS: 7.5 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component

Pearson: 73 overall with 73 in each component.

TOEFL iBT: 107 overall with at least 27 in Reading,  27 in Listening,  24 in Speaking and 29 in Writing

BA (Hons) and MA Social Work  7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking & Writing, and 5.5 in Listening and Reading

All postgraduate research degrees   6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP)

There are entry requirements for PEAP courses so that we can decide how many weeks you need to complete.

To comply with Tier 4 visa regulations you must have an IELTS academic test taken at an approved UKVI testing centre.

**Please note that the date of your IELTS academic test result must be within two years of your degree course start date.**

Alternative English language tests accepted by the University

We accept any of the qualifications listed here as an alternative to IELTS.

In most cases the grades specified are acceptable for courses requiring an IELTS 6.5 (with 5.5 in each component) unless otherwise stated.

Please note that we do not accept the Duolingo English test.

Undergraduate course fees 2022 entry

International fees for 2022 entry onto a full-time undergraduate course are:

  • £15,600, or
  • £16,200 (for courses in the Nottingham School of Art & Design and Nottingham Business School).

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. Tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

If you choose to do a work placement as part of the undergraduate course the fee for the work placement will be £1,385.


We offer scholarships of up to 50% of your tuition fee. You can apply for your scholarship when you have an offer to study at NTU.

This course provides a thorough education in computing for industry meaning you graduate with advanced skills in the development of software and are able to design and manage complex information systems.

Recent graduates have gone onto work in the following roles and companies:

  • Perceptive Infomatics – associate software engineer
  • Juno Media Ltd – web developer
  • Medoc Computers – software tester
  • Boots – support developer
  • Logo Brand – web developer
  • NHS – service desk analyst.
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