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Course summary

From instant messaging to contactless payments, computers are a large part of our day-to-day lives. Making us more efficient and helping us meet the challenges that ongoing advances in technology create, computers are vital to a progressive society. On the University of Huddersfield’s Computer Science BSc(Hons) course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills that are invaluable within this exciting, fast-paced industry. Covering software engineering, programming, distributed computing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Computer Science BSc(Hons) course looks at both the theory and practical elements of study. Why study Computer Science BSc (Hons) at Huddersfield? The course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), too. By completing this course, you will have fulfilled the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and some of the academic requirements for Chartered Incorporated Engineer or Registered IT Technician. There are lots more reasons to enrol, too. Your tutors will encourage you to identify problems, before you work out how to solve them using software. You might get involved in developing solutions that use artificial intelligence (AI). Or perhaps you'll look at how to use computing applications in engineering or scientific experiments to combat environmental problems. In Year 1, you will follow a core computing programme that gives you the fundamental skills and knowledge to prepare you for more advanced topics. From Year 2 onwards, you'll have the chance to take option modules each year, enabling you to tailor your studies to meet your specific interests. Top 3 Reasons to Study Computer Science BSc (Hons) at Huddersfield 1. Accreditation – The course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS); you will fulfil the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT professional, as well as some of the requirements for Chartered Incorporated Engineer or Registered IT Technician. 2. Support – Your tutors are on hand to support you, both with your coursework, your practical work and when finding a suitable placement (should you wish to choose this route). 3. Skills – You will build the fundamental skills to prepare you for more advanced topics, and you will be better set up for the world of work post-university.


The course covers a wealth of subject areas within Computer Science, with modules including: • Software Design and Development • Computing Science and Mathematics • Team Project (Year 2) • Relational Databases and Web Integration • Optional placement year and option modules.

Assessment method

During your studies you'll be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorial groups, practical laboratory work and seminars. Our course also gives you the chance to apply your skills in the real-world with an optional one-year placement, with previous students who have opted to go down this route undertaking placements at companies like IBM, Microsoft, and British Airways.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry is also possible from the Engineering Foundation Year. To progress onto this course from the Foundation Year you must pass all modules and achieve an average mark of 40% or above. In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade C and B respectively if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance ( If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available ( Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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