BSc Computer Science


Program Description

Course overview

Computer science plays a vital role in driving technological advances that are essential to 21st-century living. The skills, experience and technical expertise you’ll gain at Hull will put you in high demand when it’s time to enter the job market in this fast-evolving industry.

We'll give you a thorough grounding in computer science fundamentals. You can also specialise in areas that interest you.

We offer modules from programming and computational science to artificial intelligence and computer graphics. You can even study how to start your own high-tech business.

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. Accredited by the British Computer Society
  2. Links to top names like Microsoft and Sony
  3. New robotics lab with humanoid Baxter robots
  4. Access to industry-standard facilities like HIVE*
  5. 95% graduate employability rating†
  6. Our research was ranked joint fifth in the UK‡

Your future prospects

  • Mobile app developer
  • Software engineer
  • Video games developer
  • IT security specialist
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Web developer

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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Explore the virtual tour

*Hull Immersive Visualisation Environment (HIVE)

†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)

Entry Requirements

UK Residents

Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • 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

Alternative qualifications

  • 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

International students

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.

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Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with ... Read More

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. Read less