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Course summary

Develop valuable, sought-after computing knowledge and skills, and put them into practice with a year in industry, with our BSc Computer Science with Industrial Year degree. Computer science – with the application of data science – has a colossal impact on modern society and is the cornerstone of every digital technology used in our daily lives. You'll join the University of Reading’s Department of Computer Science, where 100% of our research impact has been classed outstanding or very considerable (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Computer Science and Informatics). This four-year course focuses on the essential skills and knowledge needed to give you a head start to pursue a wide range of computing and computer-related professions. Our BSc Computer Science degree is accredited by the British Computer Society – the Chartered Institute for IT. Industrial Year placement This degree includes the opportunity to apply for a one-year, paid work placement in industry, taken between your second and third years. It offers a valuable opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skills, explore career options and build your network. Over the years, we have built up relationships with major companies across the industry, many of which have their UK or European headquarters in the local area. Previous and current placement providers include:

  • BAE Systems
  • Bayer
  • CGI
  • IB
  • Invesco
  • Oracle
  • PepsiCo
  • Siemens
  • Vodafone.
You’ll be supported to find a placement with the help of our dedicated placement team. You’ll get the chance to attend regular placement training sessions, as well as the option of one-to-one appointments for help with writing your CV and cover letters, and access to placement providers on campus through fairs and events.


The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules for this course : Computer Systems Architecture, Databases, Mathematics and Computation, Imperative Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems and Networking, Artificial Intelligence, Programming in Python, Software Systems Design, Software Engineering and Professional Development, Industrial Year, Degree Project. The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. Further information about the content of final approved modules will be available between May and July 2023. We suggest that you regularly revisit this webpage during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme.

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

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
PTE Academic69We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27650 Year 1
International £27650 Year 1

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Computer Science with Industrial Year at University of Reading - UCAS