Why study computer science at Hull
First, you gain a rock-solid grounding in computer science fundamentals.
Second, you explore specialist areas that could become your future career: software engineering, games programming, web development…
...all while using the latest industry-standard equipment and facilities.
Including 172 PCs, gigabit networking, 3D printers and laser scanners, swarm and humanoid robots, VR headsets, a 3D immersive cube, motion capture, AR and MR.
Third, you get the chance to network, make contacts and test your skills out in the real world on a year-long industry placement. Or through extracurricular opportunities from hackathons to networking events with employers.
Just like past students have for companies like BT, HP, BAE Systems, Microsoft and Virgin Media.
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Fourth, you get to choose from a huge range of modules.
From advanced programming and computational science, to artificial intelligence and computer graphics.
You can even study how to start your own tech business.
And fifth, this degree is accredited to the maximum available level by the British Computer Society.
So you’ll graduate as a well-rounded chartered IT professional and a specialist with standout industry experience.
How you'll study
Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.
6 reasons to study Computer Science at Hull
1.92% graduate employability rating†
2.Spend a year in industry as part of your degree
3.Gigabit networking and AR, VR and MR facilities
4.Links to Microsoft, Sony and EA
5.Fast-track to chartered IT professional
6.One of the top 5 UK universities for research impact‡
†Percentage of students in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018
‡Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014)
Your future prospects
Mobile app developer
Video games developer
IT security specialist
Computer systems analyst
A computer science degree gives you the knowledge to be part of a field that has an impact on practically every aspect of modern life. Many of our graduates go on to work for industry giants such as Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Rockstar Games, Dell, Fujitsu and Capita.
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Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
Applicants should also have
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or C or above
IB Diploma: 28 points.
Access to HE Diploma: pass with merits in a minimum of 23 credits (including some science or maths) Suitable diplomas include Computing/Science/Maths
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.