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With everything becoming digital, the world of technology is taking over traditional processes and communication methods. Society is moving in a direction now where if you need to educate yourself on the latest technological developments, or you risk being left behind; computing is a central point of our future. Are you interested in the technical world of gaming or software engineering? If so, our BSc (Hons) Computing degree courses at the University of Bolton could be a great choice. It provides you with the skills you need to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Let’s explore what computing is, and how it differs from other courses.
Computing vs. Computer Science
You might be sat thinking that computing and computer science are the same. However, this isn’t the case. In a nutshell, the difference is that computer science jobs involve working on the theory of computer processes, whereas computing careers are more practical. Studying for a computing degree means that you get the opportunity to learn how computer systems work, from the hardware aspects to the apps and programmes that users interact with. Computing degrees also teach you how to create systems and how to apply the skills and approaches to creatively solve real-world problems. While you’re still learning the basics that other computer science courses offer, you are also opening students up to learning other aspects of working with computers; giving you the technical skill to become more knowledgeable in a revolutionary industry.
Is it worth studying?
The events of the last two years due to the coronavirus pandemic have advanced the world of technology even more with many people taking on ways of remote working. In fact, 30% of the UK workforce now works from home at least one day a week, with 1 in 5 Brits saying they would like to work remotely full-time. Therefore, it has been a recent priority for those in computing careers to create integrated solutions to make this possible. On top of this, laptop ownership has seen a real increase over recent years, with more people preferring remote ways of using the internet; in 2020, 57% of UK households had a laptop in their homes. The reality is that computers are becoming essential assets in our daily lives, whether it is for gaming, communication, shopping, or even paying bills. Computing careers are exciting; there’s no limit on the opportunities you will have access to with technology constantly advancing. The cost of having a computing degree is also reflected in your salary. As of April 2022, the average starting salary for computing and IT graduates is £25,563. Sound good? This includes career paths including IT, research and development, social media management, cybersecurity, or even games development. At the University of Bolton, we will teach you the relevant industry programming languages you need to pursue a successful computing career path in whichever specialism you choose.
Computing Degrees at the University of Bolton
You want to study at a top university for your chosen subject. At Bolton, we have your technology needs covered as our computer science degrees have been voted first in the UK for Student Satisfaction, * as well as second in England for Teaching Quality. ** We provide a supportive learning environment that our students love; our supportive and friendly campus means that we are in a great position to improve your study environment by offering you smaller class sizes and more lecturer support. Not only that, but our industry-standard laboratories give you access to the latest software, meaning that you will complete your degree with great first-hand experience to start a successful computing career. Our creative lecturers also offer professional experience directly related to your BSc (Hons) Computing programme, supporting your career ambitions in an enticing industry with a huge demand for computing careers; in particular roles within software development and technical support.
Does this sound like the right career path for you? If so, and you would like to explore our range of computing courses further, click here. You will study at our Centre for Applied Computer Science, meaning you will have the chance to enter this dynamic digital technology world with the right creative and technical skills to excel in your career.
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*Complete University Guide – 2022 - UK
**The Times and Sunday Times – 2022 - England
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