What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
(Computing at grade B or Mathematics at grade B or Physics at grade B or Chemistry at grade B).
AB including Maths, Physics or Computing
6,5,5 at Higher Level including 5 in Maths, Physics or Computer Science at Higher Level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers67%
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 support£9,250
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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You will be highly employable: we are ranked third in the UK for graduate employability. You practise programming games and robots in dedicated laboratories, where you can use all your imagination and creativity. You practise Scrum-based Agile Software Development using state-of-the-art tools in a team project, thus developing key skills that employers value very highly. We are one of the strongest departments in research - 99% of our research outputs were rated as of international quality in the last Research Assessment Exercise. You learn the methods and techniques that cutting-edge companies are looking for. You learn and experiment with contemporary technologies such as Web 2.0, distributed and embedded systems, and artificial intelligence. You have the opportunity of going on summer placements or spending one year working in a computing business under academic supervision. This degree has been accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT. This entitles you to professional membership of the BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status.
Year 1: object-oriented programming; computing lab (robotics); computing lab (games); software design; internet services; mathematical structures; machine fundamentals. Year 2: software engineering; team project; algorithms and complexity; operating systems; introduction to information security; databases; computer graphics; robotics; systems programming; computer and network security. Year 3: individual project; advanced algorithms; advanced data communications; applications of cryptography; bioinformatics; compilers and code generation; compiling for embedded systems; computer games technology; computational finance; computer learning; computational optimisation; concurrent and parallel programming; data visualisation; embedded and real-time systems; functional programming and applications; fundamentals of digital sound and music; image processing; intelligent agents and multi-agent systems; malicious software; software language engineering; software verification.
Royal Holloway has one of the most beautiful campus settings in the UK - including the historic Founder's building at the centre of student life and modern academic and social facilities all within easy reach of London. Beyond the buildings there are acres of woodland and open spaces. Over 2,600 Royal Holloway students participate in 100 clubs and societies offered by the students' union.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||39%||28%||20%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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