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Computing Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
Do you want to solve real problems using programs? In this Computing Science (Hons) programme from University of Dundee you’ll learn a creative approach to programming, as well as the theory, science and maths behind it.


The Computing Science (Hons) degree from University of Dundee will provide you with knowledge of the theoretical, scientific and mathematical components of computing such as:

  • algorithms for data processing and analysis
  • fundamental theory of information and computation
  • software engineering principles and practices
  • mathematics that underpins computational systems.

However, computing scientists do not deal with just hardware; they care about everything in between those areas. They design and develop all types of software from the large banking system which allows money to be sent internationally, to the small bit of software which identifies your iPod when you attach it to your laptop.

Top reasons for studying Computer Science at Dundee

  • Dundee leads the development of SpaceWire, the onboard data-handling network that is widely used by the world’s space agencies; you can study spacecraft onboard data handling systems if you choose space systems as one of your final year research topic options
  • The students take part in the Yahoo! Hack Day, which challenges computer programmers to come up with fresh, creative ideas. Dundee was the first university to host a Yahoo! Hack Day and remains the only university to include this as part of the course work for students
  • The award winning computing building with its unusual mixture of lab space and breakout areas; laptop areas and wireless access are available throughout the building


The students are highly employable:
  • They develop the expertise that employers want from computing graduates - our Industrial Advisory Board includes experts from a range of industries including Amazon, Scottish Enterprise Tayside, NCR, Chevron and Microsoft.
  • Many modules contain industrial case studies or projects where you can solve problems that our industrial partners are facing at that time.
  • They can gain work placement experience for degree credit - if you want, take a work placement in the summer vacation between Level 3 and Level 4 - it gives you valuable 'real world' work experience and a good insight into working in the computing industry. Recent work placements have been with Microsoft, NHS, Avian, Yahoo!, NCR and Cohort Studios.
  • They are prepared for a wide range of good career prospects in computing - the UK faces a massive shortage of graduates qualified to fill the 120,000 new jobs in computing and IT every year.


BSc (Hons) Computing Science is accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT professionals in the UK and abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Web Authoring
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Argumentation
  • Physical Computing
  • Algorithms and AI
  • Multi-Paradigm Programming


BSc Computing Science is a degree for people who enjoy the challenge of understanding the technical background of algorithm and software analysis and using these skills to solve real-life problems.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) 
  • GCE A-Level: CCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) including mathematics at B and a science (computing science is recommended).
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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