What qualifications do you need?
For access to the BSc Computing and Information Systems degree, you will usually meet the following criteria:
- Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration.
- Satisfy our General Entrance Requirements.
- GCSE Mathematics (Grade A*-B / 9-5) or AS Level Mathematics (A-E), or equivalent.
For access to the Work Experience Entry Route:
- Age 21+ by 01 September in the year of registration.
- Four GCSEs, including Mathematics (Grade A*-C / 9-4), or equivalent.
- At least two years’ relevant work experience (i.e. computing or information technology related).
For access to individual courses:
- As BSc except: ‘Information systems: foundations of e-business’, which requires GCSE Mathematics at Grade A*-C / 9-4 (or equivalent).
CertHE Computing and Information Systems
Even if you don’t meet the standard requirements, we will consider each application on its own merits. Our Admissions Panel will consider whether any alternative / incomplete qualifications or work experience you have are suitable for entry to the programme.
If you are not eligible for the BSc, you may be able to study the CertHE Computing and Information Systems and progress on to the degree. This course must be studied at a recognised teaching institution.
More about the CertHE Computing and Information Systems.
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?
We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. 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.
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 (APL). You can receive recognition for up to four full courses at Level 4 or a maximum of two courses at Level 5.
More about Recognition of Prior Learning.