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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
How you will study
International course fees
Our BSc Computer Science degree focusses on constructing robust and useable systems. As well as looking at cutting edge tools and techniques, it's designed to help you build the next generation of software tools that other system constructors will use. The course aims to give a well integrated balance of theoretical underpinnings and practical experience, strongly informed by the research expertise of our academic staff.
In the later years of the course, you'll also have the option to specialise - offering you the chance to graduate with a named degree in Games Programming (G440), Artificial Intelligence (G700) or Software Engineering (G600).
86% of our 2017 graduates reported in the National Student Survey that they were satisfied overall with their BSc Computer Science.
Our Computer Science degree is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council, fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.
It's also accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Science Council for the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist.
Work and study
This is what our BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Software Engineering) students are doing six months after graduating:
These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:
Notes about fees for this course
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,250||£17,960|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018
In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.
*Not studying mathematics or worried about meeting the mathematics requirement? Consider applying for BSc Computer Systems. In Year 1 of this degree it is possible to take an optional mathematics course. Then, subject to good performance, a programme transfer to BSc Computer Science for Year 2 onwards can be requested.
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