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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #442 (QS) ,
Our graduates are highly attractive to employers and well prepared for a rewarding career as a computing professional. Recent graduates have found positions with companies including Capgemini, Microsoft, Toyota, KPMG and Coca-Cola.


The wider the work place applications of computers, the greater the challenge for IT professionals. The BSc in Computing Science aims to produce Graduate Software Engineers who specialise in object-oriented software design and implementation.

The practical orientation of our programmes will enable you to gain the range of professional and technical skills you will need to design and deliver the next generation of high-quality software systems.

Career prospects continue to be strong for our computing scientists with their sound understanding of the principles and practical applications of computing. The majority of our graduates find stimulating and rewarding positions in computing related activities with suppliers and users or within a wide range of careers for which a university degree is a prerequisite e.g. programmer, systems analyst, systems engineer or teacher.

The destination statistics for graduation year 2006 (the most recent study) state that 79% of Aston Computing Science graduates entered graduate-level employment within six months of graduation. 


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Aston University is a large  coeducational higher education institution. Aston University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years full-time with integrated placement year
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Systems and Databases
  • Computational Reasoning and Communication
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Internet Computing
  • Mathematics for Computing Professionals
  • Java Programming Foundations
  • Java Program Development
  • Computer Systems Organisation
  • Group Project
  • Software Engineering
  • Programming Language Concepts
  • Computer Graphics
  • Professional and Social Aspects of Computing
  • Operating Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Data Structures and Algorithms with Java
  • Introduction to Computational Intelligence
  • Internet Applications and Techniques

                                                                    English Language Requirements

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                                                                    Academic Requirements

                                                                    General Requirements

                                                                    • ABB-BBB, Maths or Computing preferred but not essential.
                                                                    • General Studies accepted. 
                                                                    • DDD in relevant National Diploma.

                                                                    Tuition Fee

                                                                    • International

                                                                      16350 GBP/year
                                                                      Tuition Fee
                                                                      Based on the original amount of 16350 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.
                                                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                                    • Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students 

                                                                    Living costs for Birmingham

                                                                    • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
                                                                      Living Costs

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


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