10 reasons to study Computer Science at Bradford

Computer Science is a hugely popular and exciting degree course that equips you with specialist skills in areas such as coding, programming and software development.

Here are 10 reasons to study Computer Science with us:

Time-tested department

As a Computer Science student at Bradford, you’ll be part of one of the oldest Computer Science departments in the UK. You’ll be taught by expert staff who possess a wealth of knowledge and experience and who will help you to fulfil your potential and make your mark in the world of computing.


Our BSc Computer Science degree is accredited by the British Computer Society for full CITP (Chartered IT Professional) status. This means your degree programme will be closely aligned with industry best practice, be respected by employers and give you a competitive edge in the job market.


We understand that your interests might change once you start the course, so we’ve designed our Computer Science degrees to run the same first year modules. So if find yourself drawn to a more specialist pathway you can switch to a different degree course such as Computer Science for Cyber Security or Software Engineering, at the end of year one.

Varied learning and assessment

From formal lectures, to hands-on lab sessions, to seminars and tutorials, you’ll benefit from a diverse teaching programme where you’ll gain both the knowledge and practical skills needed to secure a good graduate role. You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways too, including written exams, lab-based tests and practical projects – you’ll have plenty to talk about at interviews.

State-of-the-art facilities

You’ll have access to a range of specialist computing facilities such as the Computing Enterprise Centre, where you’ll be able to put your learning into practice by working on live projects with our industry partners – it’s invaluable experience.

Cutting-edge tech

The Computer Science department is equipped with everything you’ll need to advance your knowledge and build the foundations for a dynamic computing-related career. From VR headsets to Raspberry Pi microcomputers and EEG headsets, you’ll be using the latest tech throughout your studies.

Learn anywhere

Our State-of-the-art VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) gives you access to learning materials 24/7, and our virtual server tech allows you to access our operating systems remotely, so you’ll be free to study anytime and from any place – whatever suits you best.

Solve real problems

Throughout your time at Bradford you’ll have the opportunity to test yourself by coming up with innovative solutions to real-world problems. For example, a previous cohort of Computer Science students won the Barclays and SAS University Tech Challenge, impressing the panel with their idea for an add-on to the Barclays banking app to simplify the process of sharing bills with housemates.

Share your passion

At Bradford, you’ll be able to share your passion and knowledge of computing with likeminded students through Pi Society, the first ever BCS Student Chapter to be set up. Here, you’ll be to able improve your skills, network with BCS members and students from other chapters, work on exciting client projects and get involved in fun social events.

Job opportunities

There’s a demand for computer science skills in pretty much every industry, which means there’ll be lots of career options available to you when you graduate. Job roles directly related to a Computer Science degree include web designer, games developer, forensic computer analyst and much more.

Our BSc Computer Science degree is open to students from all subject backgrounds. So if you’ve got a passion for programming and a keen interest in tech, it could be the perfect course for you to study with us.

Head to our Computer Science course page to find out more.

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