What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics preferred
IT/Numerate subjects (e.g. IT(Software Development) preferred
IB with 32 points to include 6 in all Higher Level subjects
Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics preferred
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers59%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Studying Computer Science allows students to develop the computing and coding skills needed to use programming as the language for creative problem-solving. City's BSc (Hons) Computer Science focuses on how software and programming work can be used to solve real-world problems. You will gain an appreciation of the foundations of computation, acquire an understanding of the structure of programming languages and develop the skills to use coding creatively in solving computational problems. You will also acquire expertise in state-of-the-art approaches to a wide variety of technologies, learn commercially valuable skills and work with internationally renowned research groups, learning about the latest developments in computer science. In the final year of the course, you will develop an individual project, either through working with the technology industries, working with a research group or through the realisation of your own ideas.
In year one, you will study six core modules: Computation and reasoning; Mathematics for computing; Software engineering; Systems architecture; Programming in Java and Business systems. A common first year syllabus with three other City courses offers flexibility, as you can make your final choice of degree at the end of the first year. In year two, you will take a further six core modules and can choose to undertake a project. Professional Pathway students take the core modules over a period of two years. The course is available with or without a placement between year two and year three. In year three, you will take core modules in theory of computation and functional programming and a further three electives. You will also undertake an individual project researching and developing systems in an area of your own specialist interest. Professional Pathway students take these core and elective modules over a period of two years.
Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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