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Computer Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #128 (QS) Lancaster, United Kingdom
Computer Science (Hons) degree offered at Lancaster University is a dynamic discipline with a diverse range of applications and career paths. This programme explores the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science, allowing you to develop well-rounded professional and technical skills.
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Overview

Course Overview

Computer Science (Hons) degree offered at Lancaster University is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and provides you with the knowledge and skills required to become a computing professional. You will learn to work effectively in a professional software and systems development environment. Delivering a broad yet rigorous grounding in computer science, this programme uses both theoretical and practical learning approaches. You will gain cutting-edge knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art equipment and expert teaching offered at the School of Computing and Communications.

Careers

Computer science is a vast but specialised subject; as a result, our degree equips you with the technical and professional skills necessary to apply yourself to a broad range of careers. Our graduates have gone on to work with major technology companies such as IBM, Google, BBC, and BAE, while others have chosen to take their software design, development and management skills to SMEs, or have set up their own technology-centric businesses. Many of our computer scientists also elect to study for MSc or PhD qualifications.

We provide careers advice and host a range of events throughout the year, including our annual careers fair, attended by exhibitors who are interested in providing placements and vacancies to computer science students and graduates. You can speak face-to-face with employers such as Network Rail, Oracle, and Johnson and Johnson, in addition to a large range of SMEs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Digital Systems
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Software Development
  • Advanced Programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Science Group Project
  • Databases
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Operating Systems
  • Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing
  • Software Design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Systems
  • Internet Applications Engineering
  • Languages and Compilation
  • Third Year Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

A Level AAB

Computing A Level We are committed to encouraging the adoption of the new A level Computing curriculum. Students applying with an A level in Computing will receive favourable consideration.

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4

International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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