University of chester computer science

University of chester computer science

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Computer Science

Thornton Science Park

The Department of Computer Science, part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, offers a range of specialised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

Academic Programme

We are based at the Thornton Science Park, a modern campus dedicated to the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Students on our degree courses will have the opportunity to work closely with the organisations based there.

In Computer Science, perhaps more than any other subject, it is vital that our content is relevant and current and to this end we work closely with industry to ensure we equip our students with the skills employers are seeking. Alongside the degree courses, options for professional qualifications such as Cisco, PRINCE2 and M_o_R are also available.

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

*Subject to validation

Research Degrees

University of chester computer science

Why Study Computer Science with us?

The Computer Science course is based at Thornton Science Park in purpose-built labs, benefitting from the local Engineering and Computing environment provided by the businesses also situated in the Park.

Studying Computer Science will take you from learning practical computing skills in programming, data management, hardware and networking to understanding and developing software solutions for many of the new challenges facing today’s computer-dominated world, such as safe online shopping, computer games development, mobile apps development and artificial intelligence.

The Department is home to the Informatics Centre: a software development team where students are employed to work on commercial projects.

Entry Requirements

Typical Entry 112 UCAS points
GCE A Level 112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer – BCC/BBC. You will also require a GCSE grade C (or above) in Mathematics.
BTEC BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM

BTEC Diploma: D*D*

Irish/Scottish Highers Grades BBBB
International Baccalaureate 26 points
Access Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
OCR OCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 2

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma: D*D*

Extra Information Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs. You will also require a GCSE grade C (or above) in Mathematics.

University of chester computer science

If you have any questions, or are unsure if your qualifications meet these requirements, please contact us using the details below.