Students in a computing laboratory

Your Computer Science offer

Congratulations on your offer. We hope to see you at one of our offer holder events. Take a look at some course info below and hear from our students.

Join us

Our online events are a great way to find out more about your course, the community you'll be studying in, and they are an opportunity to meet staff and students, and experience subject taster sessions. School of Computing and Communications student Jess hopes you can make it!

Your offer holder event

When you receive your personal email invitation, you can register for one of the exclusive offer holder events to find out about our Computer Science degrees. We'll cover the different degree schemes in the Department; how you can choose to spend a year studying abroad or in placement; and how we prepare you for your career and entering the world of work.

You can also chat with our students and academics to get a feel for the community you'll become a part of. Look out for your personal email with a booking link.

The dates

  • Saturday 27th February 2021
  • Saturday 20th March 2021
  • Saturday 17th April 2021

The schedule

10.00 am Welcome to Lancaster University
Discover our beautiful campus and the city and learn about what life will be like studying and living in Lancaster.
11.00 am Introduction to Computer Science and Software Engineering at Lancaster
Delivered by Professor Adrian Friday (Head of School) and Dr Barry Porter (Director of Recruitment), this talk goes into detail about how we teach our courses, and what you’ll spend your time studying at University. This will be followed by a short ‘hello!’ from our Computer Science Society.
11.30 am Computing Lab Tour
One of our students takes us around our suite of newly refurbished labs, so you can see where you’ll be spending your time at Lancaster!
11.45 am Student Project Demo
In the second year of the BSc and MSci in Computer Science, you get the chance to work on a group project, developing a video game. One of our students shows us what they worked on, and what the process was like.
12.00 pm Student Q&A Panel
Hear what it’s like to study here from the real experts – our current students, and ask them any questions you have about the course, and about how they’ve settled in at Lancaster University.
12.20 pm Break
12.30 pm Interactive Teaching Session
Get stuck in with an interactive teaching taster session, delivered by our academic staff, and researchers.
1.15 pm Break
1.45 pm Parent and Guardian Q&A
Over to Professor Adrian Friday, Dr Barry Porter, and some of our administrative staff to answer your Parents' and Guardians' questions.

Tour the Department

Take a tour around the School of Computing and Communications and see our cutting-edge facilities that you will be able to use in your studies.

Your Global Experience

Did you know that we offer a Study Abroad variation of our Computer Science programme? You could spend a year at one of our partner institutions across the globe. The curriculum is identical to ours at Lancaster so that you won't miss anything. Best of all, it gives real credits which mean your course isn't any longer! You'll be motivated by topics that become deeper and more complex while gaining experience in a different culture and broadening your professional network.

Global Experiences

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to prospective undergraduate students. Academic Scholarships are for students with a strong performance in their A levels, or equivalent qualification. Access Scholarships and Bursaries are for students from households with lower than average incomes.

Scholarships and Bursaries
Megan Borland

A place for Megan

I came on an Open Day and just wanted to get a general feel of the place and go to the department talks, and I liked the fact that it was more in the countryside, very green, very open. Then I came back on the Applicant Visit Day, and I had a proper tour of the campus, I had a proper look around the accommodation, and I decided that this was the place for me. It was more open, it was more in the countryside, and that’s what sort of background I come from. So it was definitely the place for me.

Having the variety of modules meant that I could get a wider understanding of the subject and figure out which bits I liked. This then helped me to make decisions when it came to my final year about which modules I wanted to take.

I remember in the first year there was a module that I loved because it was mathsy, and that's one of my strengths. They always take the first year as the opportunity to take everybody up to the same level and the teaching staff are so supporting, the lecturers will come to the labs to help you out, and there are extra teaching assistants in the labs to help.

The course has given me an idea of what I prefer to do. At the moment I'm thinking more about Human-Computer Interaction, but I'm still not 100% certain. But I know I get to pick modules next year and for my final year, and so hopefully that will help me to decide as well.

Megan Borland, BSc Computer Science

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