University of Bath

Computer Science University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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Develop sound theoretical and practical abilities in software design, development and experimentation, to become an innovative computing professional.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to apply valid computer science methods to new and emerging computing problems. These abilities are highly valued by employers.

You’ll gain a solid foundation in computer science with rigorous theory and practical experience. In the first year, you’ll learn the basics of computer science, including mathematics and programming skills, followed by more advanced and specialised units in the second and final years. In the second year, you will complete a group project with other students to design and build an interactive application.

In the final year, you will choose optional units alongside an individual project that combines your interests in a specific area of computer science. You’ll regularly meet with an academic who specialises in your chosen field.

The Master of Computing (MComp) course provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to and integration with research groups in the Department.

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 G403
Institution code B16
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
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Alternative Offer:
AAA including grade A in Mathematics plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade A in AS level Further Mathematics
grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics.

We prefer the above qualifications in Computing but we are also able to consider those in IT, alongside an A level in Mathematics. We prefer you to have studied some of the following units: Data Modelling, Software Testing, Object-oriented programming, Systems Analysis and Design. Your offer will be based on the type and level of qualifications that you are taking.

We may be able to consider students without an A level in Mathematics: you must have achieved a grade A in GCSE Mathematics, have a strong academic record, and provide evidence of ongoing engagement with mathematics as a part of your post-16 academic profile.
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits
M: 3 credits
A pass in the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units achieved at Distinction.

Our Computer Science courses are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in Mathematics. We are able to consider Access to HE Diplomas in Science, Engineering or Computing, and we are looking for you to be studying a suitable level of Mathematics to be able to succeed on our course. You will need to have studied Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics.

Alternative offer:

D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics.

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics.

We strongly prefer you to have studied Mathematics at Higher Level, however, we may be able to consider you if you are studying Mathematics at Standard Level. In this instance our typical offer would be 36 points overall and 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 7 in Standard Level Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics.

We prefer the above qualifications in Computing but we are also able to consider those in IT, alongside an A level in Mathematics. We prefer you to have studied some of the following units: Data Modelling, Software Testing, Object-oriented programming, Systems Analysis and Design. Your offer will be based on the type and level of qualifications that you are taking.

In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider students without an A level in Mathematics: you must have achieved a grade A in GCSE Mathematics, have a strong academic record, and provide evidence of ongoing engagement with mathematics as a part of your post-16 academic profile.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics.

We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers

GSCE requirements: GCSE English grade C or 4.

For further qualification information and English language equivalence please see: go.bath.ac.uk/comp-sci

Combinations of qualifcations Typical offer
Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, such as A levels and a BTEC.

AA at A level including Mathematics plus D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (QCF)/Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF)
A in A level Mathematics plus D*D in the BTEC Diploma (QCF)/National Diploma (RQF)
AA at A level plus D3 in a Pre-U principal subject including Mathematics
AA at A level plus 6 in an IB Higher Level (HL) Certificate including Mathematics. While we do not consider the IB Careers Programme for entry, we are able to consider the combinations of components that are typically offered by this route, such as BTEC and IB HL Certificate combinations
AA at A level including Mathematics and excluding Accounting, plus A in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)
We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications in the same subject area.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/

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University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01225 383019