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Open to all students, our BSc Computer Science (including foundation year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate course. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. Our compulsory English language and academic skills module supplements your academic subjects. Ranked among the top Computer Science (and Information Systems) departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017), our broad BSc Computer Science gives you a firm foundation in the essential skills and knowledge required by the computer industries. You study a wide range of modules, giving you great choice. Information systems make businesses run properly. Computer games create imaginary worlds. Simulation enables you to understand how things, people and countries behave. Social media, face recognition, website design, cloud computing, network security, robotics – all of these are computing. This degree is accredited by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Computer Society (BCS). These accreditations are increasingly sought by employers, and provide the first stage towards eventual professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.
How to apply
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!
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|Campus name||Colchester Campus|
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:
Please note that this course is not open to international applicants.
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||To include 2 full A-levels (or equivalent)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on subjects studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis.|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||
Including Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies grade 4 or above (if not taken at Higher Level). Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths.
We are happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|