Cardiff University Computer Science

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Cardiff University Computer Science

The exciting and dynamic world of computer science is at the heart of many aspects of modern life, and the BSc Computer Science will give you both the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to become a part of that world.

The exciting and dynamic world of computer science is at the heart of many aspects of modern life, and the BSc Computer Science will give you both the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to become a part of that world.

Students on this course will develop transferable technical, analytical and professional skills, supported by a broad awareness of current technology trends. The course covers a mixture of core techniques and concepts and evolving, technology-based subject matter.

Graduates are able to objectively analyse problems and develop appropriate computational solutions. Your detailed understanding of technology will make you suitable for a range of professional careers and sought-after by employers.

Distinctive features

The course does not require any prior knowledge or experience of computer science. You will begin your studies with a month-long module which establishes core concepts and competencies and supports the transition to studying at a university. You will have the opportunity to develop your interest in specialist areas of computer science through project work and module options.

When I finished my A-Levels, I wanted to find a university course that I felt would give me a solid overview of the many aspects of Computer Science and expose me to truly current cutting edge research within the field. The department has a world-class reputation and an innovative course that provides you with the skills to peruse a career within many computing and IT fields.

Rob Hemsley, Graduate (Computer Science)

Key facts

UCAS Code G400
Next intake September 2017
Duration 3 years
Mode Full time
Accreditations “BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT”
Typical places available The School typically has around 120 places available.
Typical applications received The School typically receives around 1,000 applications.
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Entry requirements

For detailed entry requirements see the School of Computer Science & Informatics admissions criteria pages.

Typical A level offer ABB-AAB from three A Level subjects.
Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offer WBQ core will be accepted in lieu of one A-level (at the grades specified above), excluding Mathematics where required.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer 33 points.
Other requirements Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Specific admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme can be found online.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2017/18)

£9,000 None

Financial support may be available to individuals who meet certain criteria. For more information visit our funding section. Please note that these sources of financial support are limited and therefore not everyone who meets the criteria are guaranteed to receive the support.

Students from outside the EU (2017/18)

£18,980 None

Tuition fees for international students are fixed for the majority of three year undergraduate courses. This means the price you pay in year one will be the same in years two and three. Some courses are exempt, including four and five year programmes. Please check with us for full clarification.

Study Undergraduate Courses

Types of degree

As an undergraduate there are a variety of degree options available to you.

Part time study

Explore the part-time study options that are available.

Preliminary or Foundation courses

A number of preliminary courses are available to students who do not have the appropriate A-level/AS qualifications to enter the first year of a degree scheme.

Humanities & Social Studies options

Our degree subjects have been designed to offer a wide range of options to our students. BA students can study additional subjects in their first year.

Post-registration health courses

Courses offered for registered healthcare professionals who would like to continue their education.

Postgraduate Courses

At Cardiff University, you can choose from a wide range of postgraduate programmes.

The programme suitable for you depends on a combination of your academic qualifications and/or your work experience, your career objectives, personal interests and circumstances.

There are two main branches of postgraduate study: research and taught degrees. Increasingly, research degrees that contain some structured teaching are being offered, such as our Master of Research (MRes) programmes, Professional Doctorates, and our PhD in Economics.

Postgraduate taught degrees: Master's degrees - MA; MSc; LLm; MScEcon; MBA; MTh; MPH; MScD; MClinDent. Postgraduate taught degrees also include Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip); Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) and PGCE PCET; Graduate Diploma. Postgraduate Research degrees: Doctoral degrees - PhD; EngD; MD; DClinPsy; DEdPsy; EdD; DSW; SPPD; DHS; DAHP. Research degrees also include Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Master of Research (MRes).
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If you have any questions regarding an application you have made for a postgraduate course, you can contact our admissions team:

Phone: +44 (0)29 2087 9999