University Of Bristol Computer Science

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University Of Bristol Computer Science

UCAS codeG400
Application methodUCAS/Common Application
Course duration3 year(s) full-time
Tuition feesFurther information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of courseClifton campus
Part-time studyPart-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17136 overall for Single Honours Computer Science courses

About BSc Computer Science

This course provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of computer science combined with opportunities to specialise in application areas.

Core ideas are introduced in years one and two. You will cover the principles of programming and algorithms, how a modern computer works, computational theory, how to design programming languages, concurrent systems and networks, and machine learning and pattern recognition.

A key component of year two is a software group project in which you work in teams to deliver an application to a client with help from a mentor from industry. You can also take options in human computer interaction (HCI), complexity theory and the origins of computing, as well as open units from across the University.

In year three you specialise in application areas and undertake an individual project, with opportunities to work with industry and research partners.

Typical offer for BSc Computer Science – applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA  including A* in Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits in mathematics are required with 12 of these at Distinction. The Mathematics units taken should include calculus, algebra and trigonometry. A-level Mathematics at A. See admissions statement for alternative Maths qualifications.
BTEC offerD*DD (IT Practitioners or Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at A. See admissions statement for alternative Maths qualifications.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall with 9.0 in Mathematics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentC in Mathematics and English.
English language requirementsIf English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.