This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview Develop technology that will define the future. On this BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree, you'll build a solid foundation of core computer science concepts – everything from program design, data structures and algorithms, networking and operating systems to cyber security. Further strengthen your knowledge on an optional placement, following past students who've gained industry insight at global organisations like IBM and BAE Systems. BSc or MEng? The 3-year Bachelor's degree (BSc) and 4-year integrated Master's degree (MEng) share many of the same modules in years 1–3. The MEng allows you to achieve a Master’s level degree with an extra year of undergraduate study, which can further enhance your career prospects. In the final year of your MEng, you'll study advanced topics and complete an interdisciplinary project to get practical experience in the field. Course highlights
- Specialise in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, robotics, data mining, cryptography and the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Take part in fast-paced hackathons and visit companies with specialist computer science departments.
- Learn from experts researching artificial intelligence that could save lives and winning awards for prototype software to predict a Covid-19 diagnosis.
- BAE Systems
- Penningtons Manches Cooper
- Honeywell / Trend Controls
- DQ Global
- applications engineer
- data analyst
- systems analyst and developer
- information security analyst
- artificial intelligence and machine learning engineer
- research and development (R&D) scientist
Year 1 Core modules this year include:
- Architecture and Operating Systems
- Core Computing Concepts
- Database Systems Development
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Discrete Mathematics and Functional Programming
- Operating Systems and Internetworking
- Programming Applications and Programming Languages
- Software Engineering Theory and Practice
- 3D Computer Graphics and Animation
- Big Data
- Computing Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme
- Data Analytics and Visualisation
- Ethical Hacking
- Modern Foreign Language
- Security and Cryptography
- Web Programming
- Distributed Systems and Security
- Individual Project (Engineering)
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Advanced Networks
- Artificial Intelligence
- Business Analytics
- Complex Problem Solving
- Computer Science Teaching Placement
- Digital Enterprise and Innovation
- Graphics and Computer Vision
- Internet of Things
- IT and Internetworking Security
- Practical Data Analytics and Mining
- Security and Cryptography
How you're assessed You’ll be assessed through:
- multiple choice tests
- in-class exercises
- written exams
- mini projects
- written reports
- review articles
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Computer Society
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.
English language requirements
|English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
|An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
|79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland