University of Essex has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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). On the four year version of our course, you have the option to spend your third year on a placement with an external organisation.
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
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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||Colchester Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|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. The standard required is generally at Distinction level.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 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).
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Fax: 01206 872808