Computer Science at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

This flexible course allows you to explore the areas of computer science that excite you. You can choose to study user experience design, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our teaching and modules are linked to our own specialised research groups, giving you a wide range of optional modules to choose from. This also means you will be taught by experts in their field who use their own active research to support their teaching. You may recognise some of our tutors from the Computerphile YouTube series. To help support our students, we offer an Excellence in Computer Science scholarship which ranges from 10-50% off your tuition fees. In year two, you'll take part in a group project which involves designing and creating innovative computer systems. Many projects are in collaboration with industry. Previous students have worked with Capital One, Experian, IBM and UniDays. All these companies have offices in Nottingham. This project is great for your CV and can help you make contacts ready for when you start your career. This course is accredited by the British Computer Society. You will have the flexibility to transfer between computer science courses after your first year. This can include courses with an international year or a year in industry.


In the first year, you will learn the foundations of computer science. You will be introduced to programming languages such as C, Java and Haskell. We don't expect you to have programmed before so you don't need to worry if you have no experience. You will also be introduced to fundamentals in artificial intelligence, algorithms, and data bases. In year two you will complete a group project. This will be focused on software engineering where you will design and program a computer application. You'll also study core modules in areas such as operating systems, algorithm efficiency, and language and computation. Optional modules are also available for you to study topics that particularly interest you. Year three offers a wide range of flexibility. We offer lots of optional modules so you can choose what you study and tailor your degree to your own interests. These can be in the field of machine learning, advanced algorithms, mobile device programming, or autonomous robotic systems.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements - Mathematics grade 5 (B) and English grade 4 (C)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Computer Science at University of Nottingham - UCAS