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Computer Science (with Integrated Foundation Year)

BSc (Hons)



2021

Typical offer for 2021

Duration

UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

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There are so many avenues that I can explore with the course, which I love. Zoya Raja, BSc (hons) Computer Science

Entry requirements

Typical offer - 72 UCAS tariff points.

A levels

DDD, along with a minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade C/grade 4 and GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Level 3 National Extended Diploma (from 2016) MMP, along with a minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade C/grade 4.

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Any Engineering subject to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 4) Pass

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Construction and Built Environment to include Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 3) Pass

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Applied Science to inc. Mathematical Calculations for Science (Unit 7) and Using Statistics in Science (Unit 8)

OR

BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016). Any Engineering subject to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) Pass AND GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.

Applicants on Access Programmes

72 UCAS tariff points along with a minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade C/grade 4., There are no specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

72 UCAS tariff points, with Maths Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

English language requirements

For international students

A GCSE Grade D or 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent, e.g. TOEFL) across all components.

For UK students 

GCSE Maths grade B/grade 6 and GCSE English grade D/grade 3 (equivalents accepted).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Computer Science at the University of Bradford

We believe that technology should benefit everyone, and that everyone should have the opportunity to work within an exciting and future-defining discipline.

Our courses have been carefully designed to promote openness and inclusivity for all – we do not require students to have previously studied IT or Computer Science A-Levels or BTECs. Our curriculum begins from first principles, both practical and theoretical, to bring everyone up to a high standard of knowledge and expertise while still challenging and motivating those with previous subject knowledge through open-ended and extensible practical tasks.

We strongly believe that employability and practical skills, built on solid theoretical foundations, are critical for student success after graduating from our University. We embed the development of employer-focussed skills and experience into our programmes in many ways. Our module contents and curricula are built around input and feedback from our Industry Advisory Board, providing a direct line for industry experts to shape our taught content. We also embed opportunities to work on live industry projects directly into our modules, with projects available to students from both internal and external group to the University that have real problems to be solved, requiring students to produce real solutions and gain real experience.

Study support

We have a commitment to strong pastoral care for all of our students, which includes a Personal Tutor for all students, regular contact hours for tutor groups and our supportive student service teams who are always ready to help with any questions and provide the advice that you need. In addition to standard study support through taught sessions, our Virtual Learning Environment allows students to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7. Our Personal Tutor system provides students with a specific academic staff member to support them through regular meetings and interactive activities, acting as an independent source of advice and guidance on making the transition to Higher Education and assisting them with any questions or problems they encounter. University central services are rich with support teams to assist students with every aspect of their journey through our degree courses. From our Career and Employability Service, through our strong Students' Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.

Research

Most of our staff are research active, and contribute to the cutting edge of their disciplines.

Bradford has a strong pedigree of world leading research, and our aim is to ensure that students benefit from our staff’s insight into the future of their subject. 

The integration of new and innovative research findings into our curriculum, known as research informed teaching, is a core value and one of the key principles driving the design of our courses and our modules. Particularly in the final year, but throughout their course from the very first day, students are given insight into the future of Computing and Business, and the opportunities presented when they come together. 

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.