Cardiff Metropolitan University

Computer Science (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation) Cardiff Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

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TEF Silver

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Designed in consultation with industry, the Computer Science degree is designed to develop a grasp of the key concepts of computing, software and systems. It provides a deep understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of data and computation, along with developing highly transferable computational thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a broad range of software development skills.

Students begin by developing fundamental knowledge of the theory of computing, computer architectures and the construction of computers and their operating systems, whilst developing their underpinning programming skills.

Students move on to examine how professional software code is best organised and begin working at the boundary where software and hardware meet to understand how software can interact with the physical world.

Broadening options can be undertaken that allow students to gain knowledge in specialist areas such computational intelligence, cyber security, advanced programming techniques, data analytics and business intelligence to become highly employable across many sectors of the digital economy. As such, students can graduate with a named award in:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Mobile Computing)

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Robotics)

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Data Analytics)

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 96 points to include two C grades at A level or equivalent.
A level CCC Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two C grades
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 45 credits
P: 0 credits
96 points, other grade combinations accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Maths. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy.
Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points To include 12 points from Higher Level subjects.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2 Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two D grades
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 96 points form at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.

To view the entry requirements for the Foundation Year, please refer to Cardiff Met course pages – http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate
If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

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

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic 52.0 No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 TOEFL Internet required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts

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