BSc (Hons) Computer Science


Program Description

Computer science is a dynamic discipline with a diverse range of applications and career paths. This programme explores the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science, allowing you to develop well-rounded professional and technical skills. This degree is 3rd in the UK for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide, 2020).

This programme is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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Computer science is a vast but specialised subject; as a result, our degree equips you with the technical and professional skills necessary to apply yourself to a broad range of careers. Our UK graduates have gone on to work with major technology companies such as IBM, Google, BBC, and BAE, while others have chosen to take their software design, development and management skills to SMEs, or have set up their own technology-centric businesses. Many of our computer scientists also elect to study for MSc or PhD qualifications.

In the first year, you will receive a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles of the discipline, combined with their modern-day application. Throughout your study, you will gain skills and experience from a range of modules, including Software Development, Information Systems, and Digital Systems. Taking a practical approach to learning, you are encouraged to build and analyse systems and software, as well as work with end-user feedback to refine and adapt solutions.

After gaining an overview of the subject in the first year, you will be motivated by topics that become progressively deeper and more specialised as your skills develop throughout the second and third year. In addition to progressing your foundational understanding, programming, and software design skills, you will explore social, ethical and professional issues, giving you the experience of computing in the real world. Your final year gives you the opportunity to explore a range of well-constructed and enriching modules, as well as undertaking an individual project with one of our academics, allowing you to use and further develop the skills acquired throughout your degree.

'Germany’s ICT market is the largest in Europe, and for good reason. The country is both an innovative driver and extensive customer base for computing, communications and security solutions. ‘Made in Germany’ is a brand that stands for quality, innovation and expertise in global markets.'
Source: Germany Trade and Investment


Year One Modules

  • Digital Systems
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Software Development

Year Two Modules

  • Advanced Programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Science Group Project
  • Databases
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Operating Systems
  • Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing
  • Software Design

Year Three Modules

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Systems
  • Languages and Compilation
  • Security and Risk
  • Third Year Project

Entry requirements

  • A-Level: BBB
  • Computing A Level: We are committed to encouraging the adoption of the new A level Computing curriculum
  • GCSE: Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.

Other Qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate 30 points overall with 15 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC Distinction, Merit, Merit

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Lancaster University Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University, UK. LU Leipzig offers a range of degree programmes, with the university committed to providing the same academic quality and fu ... Read More

Lancaster University Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University, UK. LU Leipzig offers a range of degree programmes, with the university committed to providing the same academic quality and fully rounded student experience as in the UK. Lancaster University´s operation in Leipzig has been approved by the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts. The campus is located in the heart of the City of Leipzig and welcomes both German, EU and international students. Read less