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What you'll study

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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

You complete a paid, year-long work placement in Year 3, 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 in an industrial placement of your choosing. The placement may require you to submit written reports, a presentation, and a diary of your activities and achievements.

BSc (Hons) with a Modern Language

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.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY  22%  0%  78%
Y1  19%  0%  81%
Y2  22%  0%  78%
Study abroad  17%  0%  83%
Industrial Placement  34%  0%  66%
Final  26%  0%  74%

FY  34%  20%  46%
Y1  45%  7%  48%
Y2  47%  4%  49%
Study abroad  26%  0%  74%
Industrial placement  26%  0%  74%
Final  57%  10%  33%

About the course

This course offers a rewarding combination of computer systems and software implementation for people who want to master the latest in computer technology. We will give you a solid grounding in computer science fundamentals and teach you about the technology behind a range of commercial and enterprise solutions. We cover everything from wearables to large-scale server farms. You will learn how to analyse problems and apply your knowledge to create solutions that will add value to existing businesses or even launch new ones. Along the way, you will gain experience with cutting-edge techniques and commercial perspectives.

There are four course options available for studying Computing at Hull. The foundation year is ideal for students who do not have the academic background for direct entry on to the degree. There is a three-year study option and two four-year course options for students who choose to boost their employability through an industrial placement or studying abroad for a year at one of our partner institutions.

The skills you learn will make you highly sought after by high-tech businesses and start-up companies alike. Alternatively, with our direct links to start-up incubators, you will be well placed to start your own successful business. We offer the opportunity to gain in-depth industrial experience through Seed Software, our in-house software development company. 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.


BSc (Hons)

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BSc (Hons)

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BSc (Hons)

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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.

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Future prospects

The applications of computers and computing continue to grow in industry, in commerce and in pure and applied research. Our graduates have moved into all these areas for their first employment – joining computer manufacturers, software houses and IT departments – while others have undertaken postgraduate study and research. Hull graduates have recently gained employment with, among others, Sony, the BBC, Government Communications Headquarters, Logica, Dell Computers, Fujitsu and News International.

In designing our degree programmes, 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.

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.