Faculty of Science and Engineering


UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: G405

What you'll study

Please note, this course is not available for 2019 entry.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Your first year covers many fundamental aspects of computer science. You learn through lectures, small group tutorials and practical laboratory sessions.

Your programming skills will be developed using C# and the paradigm of Object Oriented Programming – there are pathways for those with no or little programing experience, and for those who are already accomplished programmers.

Core modules

  • Computer Systems

  • Quantitative Methods for Computing

  • Faculty Interdisciplinary Challenge Module

  • Software Engineering and HCI

Optional modules

  • Introduction to Programming and Algorithmic Thinking

  • Programming Paradigms

  • Object Oriented Programming and Principles

  • Software Project-Based Learning

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

In your second year, you specialise more in the area of information systems development. There is a greater focus on practical software development, with more time spent developing in the computer labs and a greater focus on coursework-based assessment. There are also more opportunities for team work, which plays an important part in significant pieces of coursework.

Core modules

  • Systems Analysis Design and Process

  • Information Systems and Web Technologies

  • E-Commerce and E-Business

  • Database Techniques

  • Networking and User Interface Design

Optional modules

  • Global Challenge Module

  • Agile Software Development

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Year 3 provides you with the opportunity to work on specialist areas including: databases; computer systems infrastructure and management; data mining and decision systems; software project management; starting and managing a high-tech business. You will also undertake an individual information systems dissertation project. Previous examples include student timetable management systems, e-commerce websites, financial planning tools, dinner party helpers, and stock control management systems.

The specific knowledge required of an information systems professional depends on the nature of the business. With this in mind, the course has been designed to provide significant optionality within all years – enabling you to focus on the particular aspects of the discipline that will be of most relevance in your chosen career.

Core modules

  • Honours Stage Project

  • Starting and Managing a High-Tech Business

  • Computer Systems Infrastructure and Management

Optional modules

  • Communicating & Teaching Computing

  • Data Mining and Decision Systems

  • Visualization

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More about this 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.

Our degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT. The BSc and MSc programmes fully meet the academic requirements for Chartered IT Professional and partial Chartered Engineer status, while our MEng programmes fully meet the academic requirements for both Chartered IT Professional and Chartered Engineer status. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

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.

Teaching and Learning

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Computer Science at Hull was rated joint sixth for student satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

Links to companies like Microsoft, Sony and Electronic Arts ensure our courses stay industry standard, up to date and relevant.

Take part in a variety of extracurricular events, from industry speakers to competitions - including our 'Three Thing Game', where teams have just 24 hours to build a a computer game.

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Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • GCSE: Maths at Grade 4 or C is required, English language or literature at Grade 4 or C is preferred

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with merits in a minimum of 23 credits (including some science or maths) Suitable diplomas include Computing/Science/Maths 

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

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.