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BSc (Hons) Computer Science

University of Portsmouth
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

If you're ready to make a career out of your interest in computer tech, then this BSc (Hons) Computer Science course will give you the skills and knowledge you need.

You'll examine every aspect of computer science, from programming to networks, and learn to develop the computer applications that are moulding the future. You'll be able to explore the latest boundary-pushing technology, such as artificial intelligence and robotics.

Interested in becoming a Computer Science teacher? You can combine your computing studies with teacher training and school teaching placements. If successful, you'll get a £9,000 bursary in your final year and have Qualified Teacher Status alongside your Computer Science degree.

Admission requirements

Typical offer

  • A levels – ABB–BBC
  • UCAS points – 112–128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM
  • International Baccalaureate – 25–26

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Core modules

  • Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Core Computing Concepts
  • Database Systems Development
  • Networks
  • Programming

Year 2

Core modules

  • Data Structures And Algorithms
  • Discrete Mathematics and Functional Programming
  • Operating Systems And Internetworking
  • Programming Applications And Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering Theory And Practice

Optional modules

  • 3D Computer Graphics And Animation
  • Big Data
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Industrial Placement – School of Computing
  • Modern Foreign Language (IWLP)
  • Computing Undergraduate Ambassador
  • Web Programming

Year 3

Core modules

  • Distributed Systems and Security
  • Individual Project (Engineering)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Optional modules

  • Advanced Networks
  • Computer Science Teaching Placement
  • Engineering Science
  • Enterprise Web Architectures
  • Fuzzy Systems And Networks
  • Graphics and Computer Vision
  • Internet Of Things
  • Neural Networks And Genetic Algorithms
  • Practical Data Analytics And Mining
  • Professional and Academic Research Development
  • Robotics
  • Security And Cryptography

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery


  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years sandwich with work placement

Tuition fees

  • For UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
  • For International students: £17,600 per year


On this degree course, you'll:

  • Get a thorough grounding in hardware, software and information processing
  • Learn from experts with career experience in computer science
  • Get to grips with the technical side of computer systems design and use your knowledge to find solutions to practical problems
  • Use the latest tech and apply your skills to real-life problems via our partnership schemes with charities and organisations
  • Build your knowledge in specialist areas of the industry such as cyber-security
  • Have the opportunity to get a £9,000 bursary to train and graduate as a qualified teacher

Career opportunities

You’ll graduate with a diverse skill set that covers programming, software development and network management.

This gives you a foundation for a career in areas such as:

  • software engineering
  • web development
  • computer programming
  • network design
  • teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status)

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University of Portsmouth

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Why study at University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.

Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.

The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.

The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.


Average rating 5

Based on 1 reviews.

The computer science course is been amazing, it was the best decision I made! The university supports you in every aspect that you need! I love the library and study spaces spread out on the campus, it is the best place to study. Another good thing to note is the city, right next to the sea, very focused on students and lots of opportunities!

Contact info

University of Portsmouth

Winston Churchill Avenue
PO1 2UP Portsmouth Hampshire
United Kingdom

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