Computing and Digital

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Our Computing and Digital courses offer the chance to study computing and systems development at degree level, as well as a foundation degree in games design. 

They also give you the opportunity to gain a range of advanced knowledge and skills, including creative digital production, software development, website design and games programming.

Information technology and computing now play an active part in most people’s lives and are seen in every job from the office workplace to hospitals. Talented qualified practitioners are in high demand, so if you have a passion for how system networks are built and run, our degree may be for you.

Our games design course has been carefully designed in consultation with employers within the sector to ensure that the content represents the skills and knowledge you need to directly meet the needs of employers.

“I receive so much support from everyone. UCR is close to home and I love that the smaller class sizes help our tutors dedicate more time to us.”

Amy Spalding
Amy Spalding Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing and Systems Development

FUTURE CAREERS IN COMPUTING AND DIGITAL

The computing and digital sector is ideal for those who have a passion for keeping up-to-date with the latest trends in technology.

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Website Designer

Average salary - £31,700

Website Designers create, develop and maintain websites to meet a client’s specific requirements.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Take a lead role in maintaining and developing a website
  • Attend meetings with clients to plan and develop site content, style and appearance
  • Use web content management systems (CMS)
  • Analyse website usage statistics, and write reports
  • Carry out quality assurance checks on content
  • Report technical problems to IT support staff
Working environments

You could work in an office, from home or at a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Software Developer

Average salary - £44,000

Software Developers design, create, test, implement and maintain software systems to meet the specifications of businesses as well as designing and developing specialist software.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Discuss requirements with the client and the development team
  • Take part in technical design and progress meetings
  • Write or amend computer code
  • Test software, carry out quality checks and diagnose and fix problems
  • Keep accurate records of the development process, changes and results
  • Maintain and support systems once they’re up and running
Working environments

You could work in an office, from home or at a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

What our students say

“I receive so much support from everyone. UCR is close to home and I love that the smaller class sizes help our tutors dedicate more time to us.”

Amy Spalding
Amy Spalding Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing and Systems Development