What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Mathematics at grade A.
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 offers69%
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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Globally, computer science systems, networks and applications affect our everyday lives in healthcare, business, entertainment and communications. At Southampton, our Computer Science graduates have a world-leading reputation for creative solutions based on cutting-edge knowledge and state-of-the-art technical skills. This popular course provides in-depth coverage of the subject delivered through study, lab and project work and will give you the grounding to work in any area of the computing industry.
Year 1: Programming principles (double unit); computer systems and applications; professional issues; mathematics for computer science; digital electronics; introduction to formal methods; advanced programming; software tools and techniques; computer architecture; software engineering; data structures and algorithms. Year 2: Computational systems; database systems; object-oriented specification and design; compiler engineering; operating systems; theory of computing; logic programming; human-computer interaction; communications and networks; software design (group project); and 2 from: concurrent programming; computer systems engineering; mathematics for engineers. Year 3: Applications, management and awareness; computer science project and 8 options from e.g., advanced compiler techniques; advanced databases; advanced object-oriented development; advanced operating systems; artificial intelligence 1 and 2; computer graphics; computer vision; critical systems; distributed computing and networks; high performance computing; multimedia systems; neural computing; programming language design 1 and 2; quality assurance and project management; real-time computing and embedded systems; scientific computation; software quality metrics.
The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||30%||29%||21%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?