University of Leicester

Computer Science (with a year abroad) University of Leicester Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Leicester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This is for you if... you are fascinated by the possibilities that computers provide in the modern world and want to learn more about the scientific and mathematical aspects of the subject.

Course details


For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘Study with us’ pages.

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 L34
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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* BTEC must be in IT, Science or Engineering.

Please note an IT based Maths test will be required.
Access to HE Diploma Access course must be in a relevant subject, require a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction.

Please note an IT based Maths test will be required.
Scottish Higher AABBB
AS 2 AS Levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level, must be alongside 2 further A-Levels.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 Must be in principal subjects.
Extended Project BBB at A-Level, plus obtain grade B in the EPQ.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths Grade B/5 required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Minimum of 5 in SL Maths, or 6 in Maths Studies, or 4 in HL Maths, required if grade B/5 not held at GCSE.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 Must include Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Accepted in combination with other qualifications. BTEC must be in IT, Science or Engineering.

Please note an IT based Maths test may be required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* Accepted in combination with other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) ABB from two A-levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This information will be updated as soon as the tuition fees for the academic year 2020/1 have been confirmed. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website:

Provider information

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University of Leicester
University Road

Course contact details

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Admissions Office (UG Science and Engineering)

+44 (0) 116 252 5281