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About the course Computer Science at Sussex provides a rigorous professional education in computing, preparing you for the constantly evolving industry that's revolutionising our lives. Our MComp covers the fundamental concepts of computing and their application. It includes advanced study in specialisms including artificial intelligence, digital media, IT management, and mobile systems. You'll study in our £12-million centre for teaching in the areas of computing, robotics, electronics and mechatronics. You'll benefit from a new student-focused hub, a suite of high-spec computers and new project workspaces. You'll graduate with deep knowledge and skills in areas that are in high demand in industry. MComp or BSc? We also offer this course as a five-year MComp with an industrial placement year, as a three-year BSc, or as a four-year BSc with an industrial placement year. Accreditation This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|A level||ABB - AAB||You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B). You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma would normally be in Computing or Information Technology. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B). You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 24-27 credits at Distinction. The Access to HE Diploma should be in Computing or Science. You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB - AAABB||You will need Scottish National 5 in Mathematics at grade B.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 - 34 points||This score should be from the full IB Diploma.|
|Extended Project||We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at email@example.com|
We do not expect applicants to have previous programming experience. We encourage applications from anyone who enjoys the challenges of problem-solving and relishes the potential of new technology.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Including at least 6.0 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62||Including at least 56 in all four skills.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.|
Please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|