• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
In this BSc Computer Science (Hons) offered at The University of Hull plays you will pecialise in key areas of computer science - such as artificial intelligence and virtual environments – in an accredited course that prepares you for a career in this dynamic industry.
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Besides the three-year option, there are more specialised versions of this Computer Science (Hons) course offered at The University of Hull.

  • You can add a year’s work placement
  • You could study abroad for a year
  • Extend your study to Masters level with an extra year
  • If you don’t meet our entry requirements, starting with a foundation year will get you up to speed

More about this course

Computer science plays a vital role in driving the technological advances that are essential to 21st-century living. The skills, experience and technical expertise you’ll gain at Hull will put you in high demand when it’s time to enter the job market in this fast-evolving industry.

  • Strong links to companies like Microsoft, Sony and Studio Gobo ensure our teaching is up to date and relevant to the industry
  • The Microsoft link partners us with tech giants in our Mixed Reality Accelerator venture. Hull students will be using Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, which places holograms in the real world, to solve problems for businesses including Audi.
  • Access to industry-standard facilities, including the Hull Immersive Visualisation Environment (HIVE).
  • CV-boosting activities such as our Rather Useful Seminar series, the 'Three Thing' development competitions and opportunities to engage with employers.

Teaching and learning

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

  • Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have depend on the course you study.
  • Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.
  • Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently. This typically involves coursework, assignments, reading, preparing presentations and exam revision.

Future prospects

Some of the graduates have started their own business – including 3D visualization specialists VISR. They're now the UK’s largest independent supplier of durable, low-cost cardboard VR headsets.

The graduates have been recruited by the likes of Codemasters, Criterion (Electronic Arts), Dynamo Games, Eutechnyx, Rare (Microsoft), Lionhead Studios (Microsoft), Pi Studios, Sony and Bohemia Interactive. In designing our degrees, we aim to provide you with a good theoretical and practical training which will interest potential employers and equip you with the tools to undertake further study.


Accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT, to meet the requirements for full Chartered IT Professional and partial Chartered Engineer status. The MEng programme fully meets the requirements for both.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Systems
  • Quantitative Methods for Computing
  • ​Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction​
  • Computer Science: The Challenge for Sustainable Computing
  • Programming and Algorithmic Thinking
  • Object-Oriented Programming and Principles
  • Systems Analysis, Design and Process
  • Networking and User Interface Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from: 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17200 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 Hull

  • 729 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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