University of Reading has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
With this BSc Computer Science with Industrial Year course you will study the essential skills for computer scientists, and put them into practice with a year in industry.
Computer science is the study of principles, applications, and technologies of computing and computers. It involves the study of data structures and the algorithms to process them, programming languages, operating systems and software engineering. Computer science provides skills and knowledge which are essential in a wide range of computing and computer-related professions. It has a huge impact on modern society as it is the cornerstone of all of the digital technologies that we use in our daily lives.
You will be taught by lecturers with expertise across a broad range of areas, with extensive experience in both academic and industrial applications, showing you how to develop and apply your skills.
This degree will prepare you for your chosen career in this constantly evolving field through the development of transferable and subject-specific skills.
Our graduates go on to careers in areas including networking, programming, consultancy, computer security, database management, game development and systems engineering, with companies such as Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, Microsoft and Sage. Some of our graduates go on to pursue MSc and PhD degrees.
Many of the companies we work with visit the University in order to recruit our best graduates directly. Reading prepares you by organising mock assessment centres, where you will go through the recruitment process and get valuable feedback before you actually apply for jobs.
We hold a careers and placements fair every year, and invite placement employers to speak to second-year students about their recruitment processes. You will also receive CV help in one-to-one sessions.
If you choose a four-year degree with the industrial placement option, we have a dedicated placement coordinator, working with the Careers Team, who can support you with placement applications, giving you real-world experience in your chosen career. Previous and current placement providers include BAE Systems, Bayer, CGI, Clearswift, Eli Lilly, Evertz, Gamma Telecom, Goldman Sachs, GSK, HealthWallace, IBM, PepsiCo and Waterstons.
Sample modules may include:
- Fundamentals of computer science
- Applications of computer science
- Software engineering
- Mathematics and statistics
Check our website for more details of the course structure.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2|
|Extended Project||Not accepted|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths, Physics or IT at B (or 6), English Language or English Literature B (or 6).|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3, H3|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||Not accepted|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD||The Cambridge Technical Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||DDM||The Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DDM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||DDM||The Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a BTEC National Diploma.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||A - B||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the grade achieved.|
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||We require a grade B or 193 overall.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||We require a grade C or 200 overall.|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|Institution's Own Test||6.5||Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|PTE Academic||64.0||We require a minimum score of 64 overall with at least 51 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88.0||We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.|
|Trinity ISE||Merit||We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.|
Full list of acceptable English Language Tests
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|