What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB - with A in Computer Science. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not accepted.
Including Mathematics. This qualification is only accepted when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA.
Plus Higher grades AAABB
BTEC IT or Computer Science accepted This qualification is only accepted when combined with either A Level grade A or BTEC Extended Certificate D*
BTEC IT or Computer Science accepted
BTEC IT or Computer Science accepted
32 points if taking Computer Science at Higher or Standard Level. 5 in Mathematics at Higher or Standard Level.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers70%
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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Accredited by the British Computer Society, this course covers a diverse range of topics within computer science, from how to build highly interactive mobile phone apps to the very nature of computation itself. You will be studying at one of the few institutions that have designed the curriculum recommended by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). You will have the freedom to tailor your studies to suit your interests and aspirations within the world of computing. Each of the exciting modules on offer are delivered by expert members of staff, who are passionate about their teaching; many of our modules are directly inspired by research carried out right here at Nottingham. Furthermore, you will have access to a fantastic range of facilities including 24-hour access computer facilities, virtual desktops, a pool of Linux workstations, and MSDN® access.
During your first year, you will cover the core principles of computer programming, and mathematics for computer science. This will be built upon in your second year, with core modules expanding your knowledge of fundamental areas such as algorithms, operating systems, and artificial intelligence. In addition, you will have a choice of optional modules covering issues such as image processing and human-computer interaction. In your third year, you will complete a dissertation under the guidance of an expert member of staff.
A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.
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