BSc (Hons) Computer Science
Computer science 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. This degree is 3rd in the UK for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide, 2020).
Structure and Fees
First Year Degree
Second Year Degree
Final Year Degree
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
Delivery mode: Full time
A Level: AAB Computing A Level We are committed to encouraging the adoption of the new A level Computing curriculum
GCSE: Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Please contact us if you have any questions!
23 September 2020
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 UK 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.
In the first year, you will receive a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles of the discipline, combined with their modern day application. Throughout your study, you will gain skills and experience from a range of modules, including Software Development, Information Systems, and Digital Systems. Taking a practical approach to learning, you are encouraged to build and analyse systems and software, as well as work with end user feedback to refine and adapt solutions.
After gaining an overview of the subject in the first year, you will be motivated by topics that become progressively deeper and more specialised as your skills develop throughout second and third year. In addition to progressing your foundational understanding, programming, and software design skills, you will explore social, ethical and professional issues, giving you experience of computing in the real world. Your final year gives you the opportunity to explore a range of well-constructed and enriching modules, as well as undertaking an individual project with one of our academics, allowing you to use and further develop the skills acquired throughout your degree.
'Germany’s ICT market is the largest in Europe, and for good reason. The country is both an innovative driver and extensive customer base for computing, communications and security solutions. ‘Made in Germany’ is a brand that stands for quality, innovation and expertise in global markets.'
Source: Germany Trade and Investment
Year 1 Modules
Fundamentals of Computer Science
Year 2 Modules
Computer Science Group Project
Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing
Year 3 Modules
Languages and Compilation
Security and Risk
Third Year Project
Lancaster University Degree Award
BSc (Hons) Computer Science