What qualifications do you need?
For direct access to the BSc Computer Science degree, you will usually meet the following criteria:
- Age 17+ by the registration deadline of your enrolment session.
- GCSE Mathematics (Grade A*-B / 9-5) or AS Level Mathematics (A-E), or equivalent.
- Satisfy our General Entrance Requirements.
For access by Performance-Based Admission:
If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you can apply for the programme via the performance based admission route.
To be eligible to register, you must normally:
- Age 17+ by the registration deadline of your enrolment session
- Have passed at least four separate subjects at GCSE level, with grades A* - C / 9 - 4, or the equivalent.
- Work experience (considered on an individual basis).
If registering through the performance based route you must satisfy the following before progressing onto the direct entry:
- Pass both Introduction to Programming I and either Numerical or Discrete Mathematics with a weighted average of 40% or above.
English Language requirements
You need to demonstrate a good level of English to be admitted to our programmes. We accept a range of evidence, including proficiency test scores. If you don’t have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, we may consider your case.
Do I meet the language requirements?
As this is a technical course, you will need access to suitable IT facilities. For this degree, you will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.
More about computer requirements.
You may also require additional capabilities and software for specific modules, such as:
- Video and audio recording.
- Programmer’s text editor such as Atom; integrated development environment software (IDE).
- Additional software: Xamarin and Games development; 3D Graphics and Animation, and Virtual Reality all use Unity3D.
- Access to hardware: Android or iOS device; VR Head mounted display and a microcontroller like Arduino.
See the programme specification for details.
Can I transfer credits from other awards?
If you have studied material as part of a previous qualification that is comparable in content and standard, you might be exempted from the equivalent course of our degree. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfer or Exemption.
More about Recognition of Prior Learning.