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Computer Science (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

On this computer science degree, you'll learn how to design and build software programs and systems. You’ll find out about the latest advances in areas like machine learning, cyber security and computer vision. This will prepare you for success in a fast-moving industry.

This course will teach you about the essentials of computer science. It will give you the flexibility to follow your interests through specialist modules. You’ll gain the know-how to develop technologies that can make a difference to people’s lives in topics such as:

  • algorithmics

  • data management

  • software design and modelling

  • interaction design

  • cyber security

You don’t need any previous computing experience to join the course – you can choose your own level for the first programming module. We can give you plenty of support if you are a complete beginner, or set something more challenging if you’re already a proficient programmer.

You’ll study in state-of-the-art teaching labs with the latest equipment and high-quality displays, as well as dedicated labs for project work.

There’s also an informal lab, with group-work areas, projectors and whiteboards. This acts as the department’s social hub – a place where you can have lunch and meet up with students from across the department to work on academic or personal projects.

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 211.81 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can transfer between computer science and software engineering courses at the end of year 1. You’ll need an average mark of at least 58% to do this. If the course leader agrees, you may also transfer at other times and between other courses.