Computer Science at Abertay University - UCAS

Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Abertay University (formerly University of Abertay Dundee)

Computer Science

Course summary

Embark on an exciting journey with this dynamic degree, where you'll gain a rock-solid foundation in computer science and learn how to seamlessly apply theory in real-world scenarios. Uncover the very essence of computer science: problem-solving. Through a carefully crafted curriculum, you'll master the art of problem-solving and cultivate robust software development skills, putting you on the path to becoming an in-demand professional ready for any workplace challenge. You’ll design, develop and analyse software and hardware, solving business related problems as you learn. With guest lectures and industry mentored projects, you’ll get plenty of real-world contact to help put your expertise into practice. This vocational course teaches you the deep critical thinking, maths and programming skills that you’ll use every day at work. Alongside this, you’ll gain the confidence and ability to communicate professionally with all kinds of audiences. Teamwork and good communication are a crucial part of this degree. You’ll define, plan, design, implement and document software development projects from start to finish - both individually and as part of a team. When you graduate you will be career-ready, and highly sought after to work in roles such as software developer or systems analyst.


Year 1 core modules:- Computer Hardware Architecture and Operating System; Development Practice; Programming with C++; Abertay 101 - Being Successful at Abertay; Software Design; Introduction to Security. Year 2 core modules:- Data Structures & Algorithms; Application Design; Secure Web Development; Designing for the User; plus a choice of Microcredential from a range of options.

Assessment method

You’ll spend between 9-12 hours per week on campus - in lectures, tutorials and computing lab-based practical activities. We use a blended learning approach where you work part of the time on campus and the rest online. Self-directed learning is essential, and in total you should expect to work 35-40 hours per week. Lectures are used to present the key concepts, theories and techniques throughout the course. Tutorials and lab-based activities increase your understanding of the subject and allow you to develop your competence and confidence in technological and theoretical work. During the course, you’ll participate in team-based activities, including a group project in year 3 where you’ll specify, plan and implement a software product. Throughout the degree, there’s a mixture of coursework, projects, class tests and open-book examinations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Maths at National 5 at grade C or equivalent required - National 5 Lifeskill Maths and Application of Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths.

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

We may make an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.

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English language requirements

We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

International/EU fees are £15,500 for the following courses:- BA (Hons) Computer Arts BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cybersecurity BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking BA (Hons) Game Design and Production

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Computer Science at Abertay University - UCAS