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Computer Science

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for the first year of the degree. You'll study the following modules.

Core modules

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Fundamentals of Computing
  • Web Skills and Technologies
  • Computer Science in Context Group Project

Optional modules

  • Foundation Maths 1
  • Foundation Maths A
  • Foundation Maths 2
  • Foundation Maths B

BSc (Hons) with a Year Abroad

You will have the opportunity to apply to spend the third year studying overseas at one of our partner universities. During your year abroad, you will follow a programme of study that will be agreed between yourself and us prior to your departure. You will take all assessments set by the host university while you are abroad, for which marks will be awarded and a final transcript released. The year abroad contributes 10% towards your final degree classification.

BSc (Hons) with an Industrial Placement

In your third year, you are given the opportunity to complete a year-long paid work placement, gaining valuable experience by applying the skills you have already acquired in Years 1 and 2 to the workplace. You will spend at least 30 weeks working full-time on an industrial placement of your choosing, learning important skills and submitting written reports and a presentation and keeping a diary of your activities and achievements.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning

BSc Computer Science

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  20%  0%  80%
Y2  22%  0%  78%
Final  26%  0%  74%

 BSc Computer Science with Study Abroad

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  20%  0%  80%
Y2  22%  0%  78%
Year abroad  17%  0%  83%
Final  26%  0%  74%

BSc Computer Science with Industrial Experience

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  20%  0%  80%
Y2  24%  0%  76%
Industrial Placement  17%  0%  83%
Final  26%  0%  74%

MEng Computer Science

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  20%  0%  80%
Y2  22%  0%  78%
Y3  17%  0%  83%
Final  26%  0%  74%
Assessment

BSc Computer Science

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  48%  7%  45%
Y2  47%  4%  49%
Final  22%  0%  78%

BSc Computer Science with Study Abroad

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  48%  7%  45%
Y2  47%  4%  49%
Year abroad  26%  0%  74%
Final  22%  0%  78%

BSc Computer Science with Industrial Experience

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  48%  7%  45%
Y2  52%  0%  48%
Industrial placement  26%  0%  74%
Final  22%  0%  78%

MEng Computer Science

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  48%  7%  45%
Y2  47%  4%  49%
Y3  26%  0%  74%
Final  22%  0%  78%

About the course

Computer Science plays a vital role in driving the technological advances that we have come to take for granted. Our degree prepares you for the exciting new challenges within this continually evolving industry.

There are five course options available for studying Computer Science at Hull. The foundation year is ideal for students who do not have the academic background required for direct entry on to the full course. The programme offers a three-year study option and three-four year course options. You can choose to boost your employability further through an industrial placement, studying abroad for a year at one of our partner institutions or studying at Masters level in your final year.

We will give you a solid grounding in computer science fundamentals, but you can also specialise in the areas that interest you. We offer modules covering the full range of the discipline, including programming, computational science, artificial intelligence, computer graphics and even in starting your own high-tech business. Our degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), meaning you gain full exemption from the BCS’s Professional Examination as well as partial Chartered Engineer accreditation. This is the highest BCS award that undergraduate courses can achieve.

You will be able to benefit from unique CV-boosting activities such as our Rather Useful Seminar series, our 'Three Thing' development competitions and employer engagement opportunities. Our students have had outstanding success in the Microsoft Imagine Cup, a prestigious international competition which showcases student achievement. For five years running we had teams at the UK finals and have seen multiple UK stage wins (in one year we were first, second and third), as well as trips to the world finals staged in locations such as India and South Korea.

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Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Our graduates have been recruited by the likes of Codemasters, Criterion (Electronic Arts), Dynamo Games, Eutechnyx, Rare (Microsoft), Lionhead Studios (Microsoft), Pi Studios, Sony and Bohemia Interactive. In designing our degrees, we aim to provide you with a good theoretical and practical training which will interest potential employers and equip you with the tools to undertake further study.

The University has an excellent Careers and Employability Service, which gives one-to-one advice about possible careers. It also arranges recruiting visits by prospective employers during your final year. The University does consistently well in the graduate employment category of national surveys, and it has one of the lowest graduate unemployment rates in the UK.

There are opportunities for graduates to undertake research, leading to an MSc or PhD, or both. Current research interests in the department include dependable systems, intelligent systems, and simulation and visualisation.