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Computer Science BSc Hons

What will you study?

Our Computer Science programmes provide a broad, rigorous treatment of the fundamental principles of the discipline, combined with their modern day application. You begin your degree studying a range of subjects, including Software Development, Information Systems and Digital Systems. In your second year, you follow several core subjects including Databases, Human Computer Interaction and Software Design.If you follow our Study Abroad programme, you'll complete your second year at one of our leading partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Canada or Australia.

Your third year courses include Distributed Systems, Languages and Compilation and a selection of optional modules. You will also undertake an individual final year project with one-on-one supervision from one of our internationally recognised academic staff.

Where could it take you?

Your degree will equip you with the technical and professional skills necessary to apply yourself to a broad range of careers. Graduates of our Computer Science programmes go on to join major technology companies such as IBM, Google or BAE whilst others prefer software design, development and management roles within SMEs. Others elect to form their own technology centric businesses, or go on to further study for MSc or PhD qualifications at Lancaster or elsewhere.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2014:

A-level: ABB

General Studies: Accepted as one of the best three grades if four A-levels are presented

Key Skills: Not included in the offer

GCSE: Maths and English Language at least grade C

Scottish Highers: BBBBB

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 32 points overall with 16 points from best three HL courses

IELTS: 6.0

BTEC: DDM

HNC/D in Computing: Distinctions in all relevant units with merits in remaining units considered for direct entry to Part II

Mature students: Applications welcome. Evidence of formal study required, including Access to Higher Education courses, within the past three years. We always interview mature students. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (tel 01524 592028) for further information

New UK 'Diploma' & Cambridge Pre-U: Contact us for information

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.

Please note that the National Scholarship Programme is currently under review. An update on the support available, as part of the National Scholarship programme, will be available by Monday 16 December 2013.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.