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BSc Computer Science (International)

About the programme

Software Engineers are programming architects, who apply computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis to the design and development of large, complex, and critical software systems.

Our programme provides you with a comprehensive grounding in computer science, while equipping you with the specialist skills required for a profession in software engineering and design. You will gain the technical knowledge and experience to manage and develop high-quality, well-designed software systems, along with an understanding of business and system requirements.

Key Facts

Application to the 2-year BSc Software Engineering (International) degree programme is for students from institutions with an appropriate partnership agreement. Under these agreements the equivalent to Year 1 will be studied at one of our partner universities. We are not able to consider applications from students outside of these partnership agreements.

How to apply

Application is made through UCAS. Students should select Year 2 entry.

Contact us

Please email us with any queries

Course Structure

Tab Content: Year 2

In your second year at Lancaster, you will be motivated by topics that become progressively deeper and more specialised as your skills develop. In addition to progressing your foundational understanding, programming, and software design skills, you will explore social, ethical and professional issues related to the discipline and will complete a group project. This will prepare you for and give you experience of computing in the real-world.

You will also undertake a variety of software design-based modules, ensuring you gain a broad and robust level of skills and experience. These projects will develop your data analysis, graphical, report writing and presentation skills. Please note that the optional module offerings may change year on year.

Core modules

  • Computer Networks and Systems
  • Data Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Secure Cyber Systems
  • Software Design
  • Software Design Studio Project I (Core Studio)

Optional modules

  • Advanced Programming
  • Algorithms
  • Applied Security Methods
  • Artificial Intelligence Concepts
  • Concurrent and Parallel Systems
  • Extended Reality
  • Internet Applications
  • Operating Systems
  • Sustainable Computing

Tab Content: Year 3

Your final year will give you the opportunity to explore a range of well-constructed and enriching optional modules, as well as undertaking team projects. In these projects, you will work closely with one of our academics, allowing you to use and further develop the skills acquired throughout your degree.

Please note that the optional module offerings may change year on year.

Core modules

  • Software Design Studio Project II
  • Software Design Studio Project III

Optional modules

  • Advanced Cyber Security
  • Advanced Networking
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science Education
  • Computer Vision
  • Cyber Security Analytics
  • Deep Learning
  • Digital Health
  • Distributed Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Languages and Compilation
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Secure Artificial Intelligence
  • Secure Cyber Physicsal Systems

Entry requirements

Students studying at one of our partner institutions

For entry to this programme, you must be studying on an approved curriculum at one of our partner institutions. We will advise you separately of the entry requirements specific to your particular programme. In each case, we have benchmarked these to be the equivalent to 2:1 in Year 1 at Lancaster.

Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our undergraduate tuition fees for 2023/24 are:

£9,250 £22,650