What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
104-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.
A minimum of two Higher Level subjects.
104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers96%
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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In both our work and leisure, the microprocessor has become ubiquitous. In just a few decades, computers have influenced every element of our lives. Through the study of computer hardware, software, programming, computation and information processing, this course enables you to specialise in the more technical aspects of computer systems design. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT which means that it meets all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and some of the academic requirements that you need to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Chartered Scientist (CSci). We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE If you are interested in becoming a Computer Science teacher, you will be able to combine your computing studies with teacher training and school teaching placements. You will receive a £9000 bursary in your final year and gain Qualified Teacher Status alongside your BSc Computer Science degree, allowing you to apply for a teaching position. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? Computer Science is a huge subject which requires students who are both dedicated to learning and keen to find solutions to a wide range of technological issues. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED On this course you can design and develop software, hardware and networks for a variety of fields such as digital forensics and artificial intelligence. You can also apply to do an optional year-long placement in industry which will put you ahead of the field when applying for graduate jobs. AFTER THE COURSE On graduating from this course, you’ll be fully equipped to take your first steps in a career in technical computing. Possible employers include multinationals down to the smallest computer companies including software houses, communications companies, data warehouses and many other types of organisation.
In the first year we'll supply you with the central skills and knowledge that you will need as a computer scientist. The areas covered will include programming, computer systems and networks. During your second year there’ll be a selection of topics covering more advanced aspects of your first year. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of interest, such as computer graphics, and developing web-based systems. In your final year, you will carry out a final-year project utilising the skills learned during your course and your areas of interest within computer science.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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