Computer Science (Taught) University of Birmingham

This programme is a course for students who have a 1st degree in a subject other than computing. Designed to open the door to exciting new career opportunities in computer science and information technology, the programme is suitable for graduates from diverse subject backgrounds. Students with a computing degree cannot be considered for this course and should apply instead for the MSc Advanced Computer Science programme.

  • Qualification


  • Study mode


  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Start date

    September 2017

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Compulsory Modules: Software workshop - A major part of the first semester is devoted to the Software Workshop, to introduce and develop object-oriented design and programming skills; Fundamentals Intro to Computer Science - A series of modules explore some of the fundamentals of computer science, both hardware and software. Topics will include: introduction to hardware, operating systems, networking, programming languages, data types and algorithms, the software lifecycle, stages of the lifecycle, case studies, relational theory, relational algebra, query languages and data design.

Specialist modules:Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction covers the principles meant for building computing systems that interact with human users in a synergistic way; Introduction to Artificial Intelligence introduces the subject of AI, which we can use when building computing systems that incorporate some aspects of intelligent behaviour - such as logical reasoning, problem solving and automatic learning; Operating Systems and Networks gives an overview of the design of computer operating systems and computer networks. It also provides an opportunity for hands-on lab sessions for learning about a selection of essential Operating Systems and Network skills.

Assessment method

Research project.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for admission is a Lower Second class degree (or an international equivalent). Applications are accepted from able graduates from all subject areas.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8,910 Whole course
International £20,250 Whole course
England £8,910 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8,910 Whole course
Scotland £8,910 Whole course
Wales £8,910 Whole course

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