University of Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our comprehensive Computer Science MSci degree programme enables you to gain a systematic grounding in the theoretical underpinning of the discipline whilst also allowing you to delve into specialist areas of your interest.
At the University of Birmingham we recognise that today’s computer scientists are in high demand and have a range of expertise. We also know that at this point in time it is essential that the course you choose meets your future career aspirations. That’s why our MSci Computer Science degree offers a balance of general computer science with practical software engineering and the opportunity to tailor your degree to suit your interests so that you leave us prepared for a career in industry or research.
The transition to University level learning can be difficult and that is why in your first year we ensure you study the key components of computer science to ensure you have a solid understanding of the subject.
We are committed to ensuring you develop key skills needed to boost your future prospects. That’s why in your second year you will be taught professional software engineering techniques and work in a team on a large project to produce software. You will also learn new styles of programming in Java, a language widely used in business and industry, and the C programming language.
A full breakdown of modules and credits are located on our website. This is accessed by clicking on the 'view course details' link towards the top of this page.
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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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|
A level Mathematics grade A required. If you are taking any reformed science A levels, which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught from 2015, you must pass the practical element.
General Studies or or Critical Thinking not accepted.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||
D*D* plus A-level Maths at Grade A*
BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma qualifications will only be considered if accompanied by A level Mathematics.
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||7, 6, 6 required at Higher Level (including 6 in Mathematics), with a minimum of 32 points overall. We also require 5 in Standard Level English.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|