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Computer Science (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
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3 years
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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 BSc Computer Science course will teach you about the essentials and 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 on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of:

  • fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer

  • partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer


This course is accredited by:

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Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
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British Computer Society (BCS)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.