University of York

Computer Science (with a year in industry) University of York Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Gold

University of York has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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This is the most broad-ranging of our courses. It involves the study of both software (programs) and hardware (electronics) and how they integrate into the design of systems.
You will study a wide field of applications to see what systems are needed and how they can be best provided. You see not only what is needed now, but how things actually work and how they may work in the future.

You gain a thorough grounding in the discipline in the first two years and you can then sharpen your focus on those areas that interest you by choosing modules and your individual project on topics covered by our world-leading research in the latest developments in Computer Science.

Your year in industry is taken after your second academic year. You are supported by our dedicated Industrial Placement Coordinator, who will help you with your CV, give you interview tips, arrange interviews on campus, and visit you on placement to ensure everything is going well. Students who take a year in industry often find themselves ahead in the race for jobs after graduation - some even find a job with their placement provider before they graduate. Get experience and get paid for it too!

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 Y50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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 ABB - AAB Essential Subjects:
Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade B is essential.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD - DDM We consider a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications.

A Level in Mathematics (or equivalent qualification) at grade B is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your BTEC as A Level Mathematics equivalent.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 at Merit or higher including Mathematics related units.
Scottish Higher AAABB - AAAAB Only acceptable in conjunction Scottish Advanced Highers.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 - D3, M2, M2 Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics is essential.
Extended Project We recognise the value of this qualification although it will not be included as a condition of entry. It may be taken in to consideration when you receive your results.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 - 34 points With 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD - DDM We consider a range of OCR qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications.

A Level in Mathematics (or equivalent qualification) at grade B is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your OCR Cambridge Technical as A Level equivalent.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers

Advanced Higher Mathematics at grade B is essential.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A - B We will consider this qualification alongside or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications, as equivalent to one A Level.

We consider a wide range of qualifications for entry. If your qualification or combination of qualification is not listed here please visit our website for further information:

We will offer applicants an interview if they present with a strong school performance and application form. Although the interview is not part of their offer and they do not need to attend.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above.

GCSE Physics or Double Science or Science and Additional Science at grade C/4 or above.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,080 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University of York
YO10 5DD

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01904 324000

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