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I201 BSc Web Science (Computer Science) (3 yrs)

A degree in Web Science, with a focus on Computer Science, prepares you for the future of business. Whether you dream of a career in the police, computer forensics, law, business, retail, government services, the military or education, this degree will help you get there. One of the few courses of its kind in the country, this degree provides graduates with a set of skills that puts you in extremely high demand among a range of industries and could see you in a high earning professional role, straight after graduation. Ideal for prospective students with many types of talents, this degree is not just for the computer whizz, but for anyone who has a passion for computer based science, investigation and web based development.

Overview

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Our programme in Web Science allows students to choose between two 'pathways': Web Science (Social Science) and Web Science (Computer Science). Students on both pathways will take a shared core curriculum, which enables development of the knowledge and skills required to develop critical understanding of the Web, its history and current trajectories of development. These core modules will draw on a range of disciplines to offer a common grounding in Web Science.

In addition to this core curriculum, students will also choose pathway-specific Web Science modules. The degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.

Click here to view the programme specification document for this course.

This page indicates the modules for the Computer Science pathway; for the Social Science pathway please click here.

To Apply

You can make your application online at the UCAS website, where you'll also find key dates and deadlines.

You will be asked for an institution code name and number. Our code name is SOTON. Our number is S27.

The application fee is £23 if you are applying to more than one university or college, or for more than one programme; £12 if you are just applying for a single programme at one institution.

For more information, or specific queries please contact Dr Mark Weal or Professor Susan Halford.

Programme Structure

Core, compulsory and optional units.

Key Facts

This single Honours three-year course allows you to study Web Science with your choice of options.

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

GCSEs:
QualificationGrade
GCSEGCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above.
A Levels:
QualificationGrade
GCE A-level

AAB (including Mathematics for the Computer Science pathway).

General Studies is not accepted as one of the three A levels.

IB:
QualificationGrade
International BaccalaureateWe welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website.
Mature Applicants

We welcome applications from mature students. If you will be over 21 at the start of your proposed degree programme, you are may be eligible for exemption from our normal entry requirements. However, you will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent study (e.g. Access, Return to Study, Open University foundation courses) and of your capacity to pursue the course.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for a score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each competency.

Selection process:
Intake:
TBC
Average applications per place:
50

We select students on the basis of a UCAS application.

UCAS code: I201

Course title: BSc Web Science (Computer Science)

Course duration: 3 years

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Modules

Typical course content

Students undertake three years of study. Each year there are compulsory Web Science modules and pathway specific Web Science modules. The compulsory modules shown below are common to both pathways, and the optional modules are specific to the Computer Science pathway.

This list will give you a very good idea of what you will learn on this course, but the details will change and some modules will be restructured each year.

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for 2017/18 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically £9,250 per year. Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.

View the full list of course fees

Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Explore funding opportunities

Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Learning & Assessment

Learning and teaching methods:
  • Staff-led lectures, demonstrations, laboratories and seminars
  • Directed reading
  • Student-led seminars and presentations
  • Written assessments, including literature searches and surveys
  • Specification, design, analysis, implementation and verification exercises
  • Group work exercises, presentations and reports
  • Revision for written examinations
  • Staff and post-graduate supervision of your research dissertation
Assessment methods:
  • In the case of staff-led lectures and seminars, your knowledge and understanding is assessed through written examinations and assessments.
  • Your understanding of research methods, and your ability to locate and present theoretical approaches is assessed through student-led presentations, written assessments and written examinations, and additionally your dissertation.
  • Understanding of current and emerging research questions is assessed through your dissertation, which must include a significant literature survey to set the context for your work, a review of your progress relative to your initial plan, and a critical evaluation and reflection.

Pathways

Pathways

Our programme in Web Science allows students to choose between two 'pathways': Web Science (Computer Science) and Web Science (Social Sciences). Students on both pathways will take a shared core curriculum, which enables development of the knowledge and skills required to develop critical understanding of the Web, its history and current trajectories of development. These core modules will draw on a range of disciplines to offer a common grounding in Web Science.

Study Locations

Highfield campus

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