University of Brighton

Internet Computing

  • Course summary and entry requirements

    Course duration Help

    Full-time: 3 years

    Part-time: 6 years

    With placement year 4 years

    UCAS code G453 (campus code U)

    Professional accreditation

    This course is approved by the British Computer Society (BCS).

    About the course

    More and more use is being made of the internet by large and small businesses, local authorities and central government.

    Hidden behind the customer interface there is an important infrastructure of ICT systems comprising networks, databases and software. This course focuses on the development of both the interface and the supporting infrastructure.

    Typical entry requirements Help

    The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014.

    Applicants whose predicted grades fall below these requirements, but who can demonstrate a high commitment to the subject discipline or have relevant work experience, are still encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.



    International Baccalaureate:
    32 points, specified subjects.

    Access to HE Diploma
    pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 24 credits at merit or above. Level 3 units in computing required.

    GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
    at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.

    Foundation degree/HND
    may enable you to start the course in year 2 or 3.

    For non-native speakers of English:
    IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

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  • Course content

    Course structure

    Year 3 is normally spent in a paid professional placement enabling students to use their accumulated skills, and providing invaluable experience when approaching the job market on graduation.


    Year 1
    Dynamic Web Page Construction
    Requirements Analysis
    Human Computer Interaction
    Professional Practice
    Computing in Context

    Year 2
    Web Application Development
    Research Methods
    Object-oriented Design and Implementation
    Business Environment for Internet Computing
    Client Server Databases
    Authoring for Multimedia Applications

    Year 3
    Optional placement year

    Final year
    Individual project
    Managing the eEnterprise
    Internet Game Design and Development
    Advanced Internet Application Development
    Data Management

    You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:

    Programme Specification

  • Fees and costs

    The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2014-15. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

    The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

    What's included in the fee?

    When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

    You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

    Our website provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.

    BSc(Hons) Internet Computing  [J4EG023]
    UK/EU 9,000 GBP
    Island Students 9,000 GBP
    International 13,220 GBP

    If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is currently £750 for Home and Island Students and £1,760 for International students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

  • Location

    Location Help Hastings

    Our Hastings campus is in the city centre, just three minutes south of the station and about the same distance from the seafront and the shopping district. It is a small and friendly campus of about 700 students.

    Living in Hastings

    The historic town of Hastings has been described as the south coast’s best kept secret. The town combines natural beauty with an exciting cultural centre and close knit student community.

    Social scene

    The up-and-coming social scene has seen a rise in pubs and bars opening in the town centre. From the quaint taverns in the old town to the slick town centre bars, there is something to suit every taste.


    Hastings has a long established thriving art community with a large number of small galleries and art groups. The Electric Palace cinema in the Old Town is a small, independent cinema that also runs the annual ’Shot by the Sea’ film festival.


    Alongside the university-run sports clubs, Hastings offers local sports clubs you can join, including football, rugby and netball. Or make the most of the location and take part in rowing, sailing and wind-surfing.

  • Career opportunities

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