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Computer Science Ulster University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

This course is offered at the Magee campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. If you are interested in computer software design, how computers communicate and how they actually perform their tasks, then this course is for you. This course will equip you with a varied computer science education based upon the development and improvement of your programming skills throughout. You will also learn to apply best practice in all areas of software development. After you complete this course you will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in computing in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations. For example, you will be able to contribute to the invention of new computer-based applications or the creation of computer-based data processing tools. You will also develop skills in project management and teamwork.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G401
Institution code U20
Campus name Magee, Londonderry
Campus code M

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBB All subject areas considered.

Desirable Subject Offer

For those applicants offering desirable subjects at A level (Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Software Systems Development/Computing (not IT/ICT)) one grade reduction will be applied at the time of offer. The desirable subject must be achieved at a minimum grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM To include a minimum of 9 unit distinctions. All subject areas considered.

The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept combinations of A Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Diploma. For further information on the requirements for this course please contact Faculty admissions staff by T: +44 (0)28 9036 6305 or E: compeng@ulster.ac.uk .

Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence.
Access to HE Diploma Successful completion of an Ulster University validated Access route with an overall mark of 70% to include 70% in NICATS Maths (level 2) or GCSE Mathematics grade C (or equivalent) for entry to year 1.

Other Access courses considered individually, please contact admissions staff:
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6305
E: compeng@ulster.ac.uk

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence.
Scottish Higher BBBCC All subject areas considered.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points To include 13 at Higher Level. Grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language also required in overall profile.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 Overall Irish Leaving Certificate Highers requirement for this course H3,H3,H3,H3,H3, (typical grade profile) plus English and Mathematics at Grade H6 or above (HL) or Grade O4 or above (OL) if not sitting at Higher Level is also required. All subject areas considered.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC All subject areas considered.

GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).

The General Entry Requirements for English Language must be met. Please check the following link http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements#ger.

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,395 Year 1
International £14,060 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,395 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees displayed for International students and students from England, Scotland and Wales are for academic year 2019/20 and are subject to an incremental increase for academic year 2020/21. Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate. If you are from England, Scotland or Wales and want to study a full-time undergraduate degree at Ulster University, you can take advantage of one of our special discounts, each year of your course. For further information visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ulster-life/study-at-ulster/gb-students/discounts-for-gb-students

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Course contact details

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