BSc (Hons) Computing and Sports Studies

About the course



Computing will provide you with an understanding of theoretical foundations, as well as building your knowledge as a designer and developer. You will complete practical work in well-equipped and spacious laboratories and our strong links with commerce ensure you are always working from the most up-to-date study materials.

You don’t need any previous knowledge of computing for this course, your first year will provide you with a solid foundation in the basic principles of the subject. In your second and final years you’ll have an opportunity to tailor your learning to your personal interests by selecting modules from one of three themes:

  • Development of information systems 
  • Programme design 
  • Internal organisation of systems and networks

Sports Studies

This course develops your understanding of sports management, development and the areas of sports science and psychology that impact on it. You will benefit from some of the best university-based sports and fitness facilities in the country. Sports Studies brings together the major themes of sports management and sports development.

You will develop understanding in the fields of recreational and sports management including the business aspects involved and the structures of sport from Government to local level.

Why choose this course?


  • Study computing in some of the best facilities offered by any university in the UK 
  • Benefit from excellent industry contacts and gain knowledge and skills valued within the industry 
  • Gaining a practical understanding of a range of computing systems providing excellent preparation for a career in a range of roles.

Sports Studies

  • Study at a top 10 institution for sports studies. * 
  • Take advantage of the magnificent sports facilities at the university 
  • Benefit from a balanced curriculum covering all of the major themes necessary to prepare you for a career in the sports industry.

*Complete University Guide 2013


The Joint Honours Programme provides flexibility in your studies broadening your career choices when you graduate. Graduates have found employment in diverse roles such as computer programmers, design engineers, management development specialists, accountants and project managers. Over 72% of our graduates entered employment six months after graduation, and a further 17% went on to further study or training.

Teaching methods

You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.

You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles on the programme including:

  • standard lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratories
  • case studies
  • individual and group projects

In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to hone your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a major project or dissertation.

Work Placement

You will have the opportunity to take a paid work placement or study abroad for a year between your second and final years, extending your degree from a three year to a four year qualification. You will not be required to pay tuition fees for this year and you will gain excellent experience that sets you apart from the crowd in the graduate jobs market.

A work placement provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and put your theoretical knowledge and understanding from your studies in to practice.

Our Careers and Placements service will help you to develop your CV and support you through the application process for a wide range of placement opportunities in a variety of sectors and organisations.

Study Abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.
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Level 4

Core Modules

  • Human Dimensions of Computing (A) - 15 Credits
  • Programming (A) - 15 Credits
  • Programming (B) - 15 Credits
  • Models and Methods in Computing (B) - 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Sports Development - 30 Credits
  • Introduction to Sports Management - 15 Credits
  • Study Skills and Employability - 15 Credits


Level 5

Core Modules

  • Information Technology Development Exercise - 30 Credits
  • Web Scripting - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise Databases - 15 Credits
  • Graduate & Employability Skills - 0 Credits
  • Sports Development - 30 Credits
  • Sports Management - 30 Credits


Level 6

Core Modules

  • User Experience - 15 Credits
  • Information Security Management - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Web Scripting - 15 Credits
  • Graduate & Employability Skills - 0 Credits
  • Advanced Sports Development - 30 Credits
  • Advanced Sports Management - 30 Credits


  • Professional Work Placement in Computer Science - 0 Credits
  • Software Quality - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise Systems - 15 Credits
  • Year Abroad - 0 Credits
  • Sandwich Placement - Sport - 0 Credits
  • Year Abroad - SPS - 0 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

112 UCAS points 

IB - 112 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above.

GCSE Maths and English Language at Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

How to apply


Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time)


Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)