University of Brighton Computer Science

By | 27th April 2017

University of Brighton Computer Science

Our Computer Science BSc(Hons) develops your understanding of software development, software-hardware interface design and artificial intelligence (AI) as you learn the processes for making applications efficient, reliable and secure.

With a focus on employability, the course allows you to tailor your studies to your career aspirations. It also offers opportunities for paid work experience so you can explore potential specialisms and put theory into practice.

Our strong links with the local digital community keep you in touch with the latest industry trends. We are the lead academic partner of the Digital Catapult Centre, which helps entrepreneurs and small businesses to bring their digital services and products to market.

If you achieve the required standard in year 2, you can choose to progress directly to the third year of the Computer Science MComp and study towards a masters-level qualification.

Entry requirements

A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BCC–CCC (104–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.

We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non-academic achievements.

International Baccalaureate
27 points, with three subjects at Higher level.

Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in computing required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

GCSE (minimum grade 4 or grade C)
Must include English language, maths and a physical science.

Foundation degree/HND
May enable you to start the course in year 2 or 3. HNC may also count towards direct entry.

For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Course structure

This course is part of the computing undergraduate programme which offers a variety of specialist degrees. If you develop a particular specialism during year 1, you will be able to switch to a degree which accurately reflects your interests.

A distinctive feature of the course is year 3, which students usually spend on a paid professional placement.

In your final year, you will have a great deal of flexibility, selecting what you want to study from a variety of options.

Fees and funding

Your fees

UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP

International (full-time) 13,920 GBP

If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is £1,000 for home students and £2,000 for international students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

What’s included in the fee?

When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status

Find out more

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.01273 644644
enquiries@brighton.ac.uk