Computer Science BSc (Hons)

Computer Science BSc (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Application fee: £12
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,750
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Computer Science BSc (Hons) combines core theoretical computing principles with relevant practical experience, teaching the concepts and techniques students need to pursue a career in this rapidly developing field. Students’ll gain a solid foundation in the major themes of technical computing, including software development, database design and web technologies, theoretical and practical foundations, computer security and an awareness of professional practice and social responsibility. The first year is designed to suit students encountering the subject for the first time, but will also challenge those with a good knowledge of computer science. The course shares a common first year with Software Engineering BSc (Hons) and students can transfer between courses after the first year of study.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following: Normally 112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or International Baccalaureate: 26+ points Foundation Year in Computing: Pass Foundation, and progression is at the discretion of the programme leader. Refer to the Foundation team for further guidance. Portfolio Required: No Interview Required: No We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Career opportunities

Recent graduates are now working as computer engineers, systems engineers, database managers, software developers for companies including HSBC Bank plc, RR Donnelley and Serck Controls. Graduates are also well positioned to continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study, in either research or taught areas, which offers the opportunity for further specialisation and enhances their existing skills.