University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science

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Course summary

Develop theoretical and practical abilities in software design, development and experimentation, to become an innovative computing professional. This course is for you if you’re interested in studying computer science but want to wait until later in your degree before deciding what area to specialise in. It's a broad-ranging course giving you the knowledge to apply computer science methods to the latest industry challenges and learn skills highly valued by employers. Tailor to your interests In the first year, you’ll learn core skills in mathematics and programming and the foundations of artificial intelligence, software design and development, interaction design, computer graphics and vision. More advanced and specialised units follow in the second and final years. In the second year, you'll complete a group project with other students to design and build an interactive application. In the final year, you'll choose optional units alongside an individual project combining your interests in a specific area of computer science. You’ll regularly meet with an academic who specialises in your chosen field. Computer science master's The MComp provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to our research groups. You’ll study master's-level units and carry out a major research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research. Extracurricular support and activities As a student here, you’ll be part of a well-equipped and supportive department, with lots of opportunities to get involved in societies and events such as hackathons, coding competitions and conferences. Put your learning into practice Alongside teaching, our academics carry out research in important areas of computer science including artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, mathematical foundations and visual computing. You’ll have the chance to work alongside them on your own research project. Read student case studies and reports on our latest research. Specialist facilities You’ll have 24/7 access to purpose-built labs. This includes labs especially for computer science students and a dedicated prototyping lab, allowing you to create and experiment with software-driven systems and devices. Complex, data-intensive processes can be analysed over high-speed networks with our High-Performance Computing facility ‘Balena’. Preparing for your future career Our courses offer excellent graduate prospects. Recent roles include Product Manager at Atos, Cyber Security Analyst at Selex ES, Software Tester at Fujitsu and Software Developer at Imagination Technologies. You could also work in business, education and administration, or go on to further study, such as a PhD.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G403
Institution code:
B16
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GSCE requirements: GCSE English grade C or 4. For further qualification information and English language equivalence please see: go.bath.ac.uk/comp-sci GCSE grades are an important part of selection for this course and we typically expect students to have a good number of GCSEs at grade 7-9 or A-A*. You GCSE grades in Mathematics and Physics are particularly important and we typically expect grade 8-9 in at least one of these subjects. Combinations of qualifications Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking. We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, of which some common examples are: A*A at A level including Mathematics plus D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF) A*A at A level plus D3 in a Pre-U principal subject including Mathematics A*A at A level including Mathematics (excluding Accounting), plus A in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS). We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications in the same subject area.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: https://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/undergraduate-scholarships-bursaries-and-other-funding/
Computer Science at University of Bath - UCAS