BSc Computer Science

University of Hertfordshire


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Top-up your two-year Associate degree or Advanced Diploma in Computer Science or closely related subject to an honours degree - in just one year through a blended arrangement of online study and lecturer led classes.


Become a ground breaker in Programming and Networking by earning an internationally recognized honors degree from the UK's University of Hertfordshire, without travel and accommodation costs. Benefit from the same academic standards and quality control procedures as if you were enrolled in their equivalent on campus course.


Benefits of choosing this programme:

  • You can do the programme in 1 year.
  • Complete just 5 modules (120 credits) and graduate with an honour degree
  • Students may do only 3 modules (75 credits) and graduate with a non-honours degree.
  • Option of Saturday only or weekday only classes.
  • Just 1 3-hour class per module per week.
  • Option to choose your modules
  • Accredited by ACTT
  • The flexibility to start in any of 3 semesters (January, May or September)
  • Some modules are assessed by coursework only and some by a combination of coursework and examination.


Why University of Hertfordshire?

The University of Hertfordshire was awarded ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2010’ by the Times Higher Education. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,600 staff and a turnover of almost £235 million. With a student community of over 25,300 including more than 2,800 international students from over 100 countries, the University has a global network of over 195,000 alumni. For more information, please visit


Each application is considered individually, but normally 240 credits from a suitable qualification are required.


Approved pre-requisite qualifications include:

  • COSTAATT Associate Degree in Computer Science
  • ABMA – L5/L6 Diploma in CIS
  • UTT - IT Diploma
  • ROYTEC Associate Degree in Information Systems Management
  • NCC International Advanced Diploma / L5 Diploma
  • ABE L5/L6 MIS or Advanced Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Technology (T.T.I.T.), IT Diploma
  • ACP Advanced Diploma
  • City & Guilds Technician Advanced Diploma in Applied Information Technology
  • Foundation or Associate Degree
  • NIHERST Associate Degree in Computer Science
  • IMIS Higher Diploma


In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students are required to complete 120 credits:

  • 75 credits of core modules;
  • 45 credits of elective modules.

Modules are worth either 30 credits or 15 credits.


Computer Science route

Students enrolled on the Computer Science route are required to take the following 75 credits of core modules:

  • Programming and Software Engineering Practice (30 credits)
  • Computer Science Project (30 credits)
  • Project Planning (15 credits)


Plus 45 credits of elective modules chosen from

  • Computer Systems Security (15 credits)
  • User Experience Design (30 credits)
  • Data Mining and Visualisation (30 credits)


Here's why you should get a degree

There are many benefits to be derived from attaining a Bachelor’s degree. Research has shown that holders of a degree tend to earn more than those who don't have a degree. In fact, a study done by the US Census Bureau showed that persons with a degree earns an average of 43 percent more than someone without one over the course of a lifetime. The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings.


In addition to the obvious financial benefits of earning a degree, there are also non-monetary benefits to degree holders. Degree holders tend to hold higher quality jobs leading to a career rather than less fulfilling positions. The children of degree holders also benefit from their parents' academic achievement from greater parental involvement in their education. Overall graduates, tend to be a source of innovation and contribute to economic growth.


Typically, semesters start with an induction week, at the end of the following months:

  • Semester A: September
  • Semester B: January
  • Semester C: May

Teaching starts one week after the induction week - The start dates may change from time to time.


Note: Students can start the programme in any of the three possible semesters. See timetable below.


The timetable:

Timetable showing which modules are offered in which semester – the class dates are tentative and some will be determined based on enrolment and requests:

Semester A (Sep to Jan)

Start Date: September 24th

Semester B (Jan to May)

Start Date: January 21st

Semester C (May to Sep)

Start Date: May 27th

Project Planning (15)

Programming and Software Engineering Practice (30)

Computer Science Project (30)

Computer Systems Security (15)

Computer Science Project (30)

Data Mining and Visualisation (30) 

User Experience Design (30)

Project Planning (15)



How to Apply:

To apply to start the BSc Computer Science Programme with CTS College, students are asked to:

  • Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  your request for the application form for the UH BSc Computer Science programme.
  • Complete the UH BSc Application Form (in soft copy) and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and include results or Certificates showing completion of your previous programme (if available).


NB: Students awaiting results may also apply for the programme. All documents are to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


It is free to apply!


Application Deadline Dates

Semester: January to May



Semester: May to September



Semester: September to January


Extension to these dates may apply, kindly liaise with us to confirm.

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