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Computer Science (Study Abroad) BSc Hons

What will you study?

Our Computer Science degree provides 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. You’ll complete your second year at one of our leading partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Canada or Australia. During this year you will follow several core subjects including Databases, Human Computer Interaction and Software Design.

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 2016:

Grade Requirements

A Level AAA including Mathematics or Computing

International Baccalaureate 36 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or Computer Science

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

Access to HE Diploma Distinctions in the majority of units

Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

Essential Subjects

Mathematics or Computing at Advanced/Higher Level

GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)

IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

Further Information

General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level

Computing A level We are committed to encouraging the adoption of the new A level Computing curriculum. Students applying with an A level in Computing will receive favourable consideration.

Combination of Qualifications Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomedContact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via ugadmissons@lancaster.ac.uk

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 2015, 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 2015 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 £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

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.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.