B.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BSc in Computer Science (Hons) at the University of St Andrews is designed to ground you in both the theory and practice of computer science. You will learn how to program computers and how systems are organised, designed and implemented.


The BSc in Computer Science (Hons) at the University of St Andrews details of this course are provided by:School of Computer Science: The School of Computer Science at St Andrews is one of the best in the world. We have high ratings for our teaching and research, world-renowned, enthusiastic and friendly staff, a purpose-built building with top-class facilities for students, and a great reputation amongst our students and graduates. 

We are consistently rated highly in the various subject-specific league tables. Students and staff are usually on first-name terms, getting to know each other through small tutorial groups, laboratory sessions and informal contact.

Distinctive features of this course

Within the degree programme you will engage with a number of specialist topics including for example databases, programming language design and implementation, operating systems, logic, security, component technology, software engineering, artificial intelligence and computer graphics offering you a wide choice of subject combinations and a wide choice of options within subjects. It may be possible to spend a semester or year studying abroad as part of this degree programme.


A degree in Computer Science will allow you to enter into technical, academic, financial or commercial posts. Most companies and organisations are heavily invested in computer systems, and this has created a demand for many different specialisations in computer technology.

Graduates from Computer Science go on to find careers as:

  • business analysts
  • systems architects and analysts
  • software developers
  • testers and verifiers
  • technical writers
  • IT trainers and user advisers
  • project managers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Component Technology
  • Computational Complexity
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Security
  • Concurrency and Multi-Core Architectures
  • Constraint Programming
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Data Encoding
  • Databases
  • Distributed Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

AAAB, including an A in Mathematics and a Higher in one of the following:

  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science or equivalent
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Psychology.

GCE A-Levels

  • AAA, including Mathematics

IB points

  • 38, including HL6 in Mathematics (if offered by your school) or SL (if HL is not offered by your school)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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