Information regarding our 2022/23 admissions cycle

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BSc Computer Science and Mathematics

Year of entry: 2022

Overview

Degree awarded
BSc
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer
A*A*A* with an A* in Maths, and a minimum of one Science subject at A*.
Typical contextual A-level offer
A*AA including A* in Maths, and a minimum of one Science subject.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

41  points overall.  7,7,7 in Higher Level subjects including 7 in Mathematics. Applicants should be studying a minimum of one Science subject at Higher Level. Science subjects include Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology.

Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021.

We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.

For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches only.

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

The Department of Computer Science receives in the region of 3000 applications per year for 300 places across our undergraduate degree courses.

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
GG14
UCAS institution code
M20

Course overview

 
  • A broad and flexible course that provides the freedom to choose from an extremely wide range of Computer Science topics
  • Equips students with skills that are in high demand from industry
  • World's first stored-program computer developed here in 1948
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Computer Science @ The University of Manchester

Open days

Please visit our central pages for information on our next Undergraduate Open Days.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our  undergraduate student finance pages .

Contact details

Department
Department of Computer Science
Contact name
Undergraduate Admissions Officer
Telephone
+44 (0)161 543 4017
Email
Website
https://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk
School/Faculty overview

The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way.  Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

Courses in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.

Entry requirements

A-level

A*A*A* with an A* in Mathematics, and minimum of one Science subject in the remaining A-Levels at A*.

This should include Mathematics with a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement).

Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

General Studies welcome, but is not normally included as part of the standard offer. 

Contextual offer

A*AA including A* in Mathematics, and a minimum of one Science subject in the remaining A-Levels.

This should include Mathematics with a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement).

Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

General Studies welcome, but is not normally included as part of the standard offer. 

AS-level

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including:

5  GCSES/iGCSES at Grade  A/7 or  B/6 (both numeric and letter grade).

  • Mathematics (please note we do not accept Applied GCSE Mathematics courses e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy)
  • Two Science subjects from Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Science and Additional Science. 

English Language is required at GCSE/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade of B/6. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

International Baccalaureate

41  points overall.  7,7,7 in Higher Level subjects including 7 in Mathematics. Applicants should be studying a minimum of one Science subject at Higher Level. Science subjects include Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology.

Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021.

We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.

For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches only.

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Detailed information on our international entry criteria is available on the  Department of Computer Science website   

For general requirements not listed above see Accepted entry qualifications from your country

Scottish requirements

We normally require grade A in Highers Mathematics and grades AAAA in four further Highers subjects including at least two Science subjects.  The Highers must be taken in one sitting. 

Or:Three Advanced Highers at grades AAA, including Advanced Highers Mathematics with grade A and an Advanced Highers Science subject with grade A.  Two Highers in different subjects can replace the third Advanced Higher subject.

We also require grade 1 in five academic Intermediate 2 subjects, or grade A in five National 5 subjects, including mathematics and a physical science subject

English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade B / Intermediate 2 grade B / Standard Grade 2).

 If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Welsh Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and requires two A Levels including Maths and one Science subject to be included within this.

Our entry requirements are grades A*A* at A Level including A* in Mathematics, A* in Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and grade A* in the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. 

European Baccalaureate

The University of Manchester welcomes applicants with the European Baccalaureate. Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications, applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all applicants will be considered on an individual basis. We require an average of 90% including 9 in mathematics studied for at least 5 periods per week and assessed by a final written examination.  A scientific bias to the remaining specialist subjects studied.

AQA Baccalaureate

The University recognises the benefits of the AQA Baccalaureate and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills.

In making offers, the University will focus on the three A Levels taken within the AQA Baccalaureate. The A-Level requirements for the Department of Computer Science are A*A*A*, including A* in Mathematics, and a minimum of one Science subject in the remaining A-Levels, at A*.

The units of broader study, enrichment activities and the Extended Project are considered to be valuable elements of the AQA Baccalaureate and we would therefore strongly encourage students to draw upon these experiences within their personal statement.

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme:

Applicants completing the Northern Consortium (NCUK) International Foundation Year or INTO Manchester International Foundation in Science and Engineering in 2021/22, are required to achieve  A*A*A* with grade A* in Mathematics, A* in Physics or Further Mathematics and A* in the third subject, and an EAP score of  A*.  A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required. You are also encouraged to apply prior to the UCAS equal consideration deadline. 

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades D*D*D in combination with a Grade A* in A Level Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades D*D* in combination with a Grade A* in A Level Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A Levels including Mathematics and one Science subject. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grade D* plus two A levels at Grades A*A* including A* in Mathematics and A* in Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry in any subject at D* provided it is in combination with two GCE A Levels at Grades A*A* including A* in Mathematics and A* in a Science subject. Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy BTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and BTEC Certificate. The grades required are likely to be the same or vary similar to the new BTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018). Please contact the Academic School for clarification.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with grades D*D*D in combination with a grade A* in A level Mathematics.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC) We consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with grades D*D* in combination with a grade A* in A level Mathematics.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma (CTEC) We consider the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels including Mathematics and one Science subject. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma with grades D*D plus two A levels at grades A*A* including A* in Mathematics and A* in Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC) We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate for entry in any subject at grade D* provided it is in combination with two A levels at grades A*A* including A* in Mathematics and A* in a Science subject. Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy CTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the CTEC Extended Diploma, CTEC Diploma, CTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and CTEC Certificate.  The grades required are likely to be the same or vary similar to the new CTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018). Please contact the Academic School for clarification.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Access to HE Diploma

Applications are considered on an individual basis, e.g. additional educational achievements, life experience and skills. Please contact the University for further information.  Our standard academic requirements include 60 credits in a science-related subject, with 45 credits at Level 3 with a Distinction grade.  A minimum of 15 credits must be in Mathematics.  Students are also required to have a grade A* in A-level mathematics with a pure element.

Cambridge Pre-U

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects are taken including Mathematics and one Science subject. Science subjects include Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Our entry requirements include grade D2 in three Principal Subjects including mathematics.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Department of Computer Science.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview

Core Maths

The University welcomes and recognises the value of Level 3 core mathematics qualifications (e.g. AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies). Core Mathematics is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result we will not normally include it in the conditions of any offer made to the student.

A Core Maths qualification does not satisfy the requirement of achieving A level Mathematics for Department of Computer Science courses.  

Home-schooled applicants

If you are a student who has followed a non-standard educational route, e.g. you have been educated at home; your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course for which you are applying. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the specified academic entry requirements of the course. We will also require a reference from somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines.

If you are a home schooled student and would like further information or advice please contact the academic School for your chosen course who will be able to help you. 

Non-standard educational routes

Mature applicants who are returning to studies after a break from formal education will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  As a general guide, you will need an approved English language qualification, the equivalent of a good A-level in mathematics and experience of relevant study in the year prior to entry. Applicants may also be required to evidence sufficient scientific background. The mathematics requirement may be met by achieving 70% in 60 credits from the following Open University modules: MST124 Essential Mathematics 1 and MST125 Essential Mathematics 2.  Other online courses are not accepted.

Please note that Access to HE courses do not provide the equivalent breadth and depth to an A-level in mathematics.

Mature students are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences.  Students come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest.  There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester. The application process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates. 

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the Department of Computer Science directly.  Further information for mature students can be found here ( http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/mature-students/ )

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency.  The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade B/6 , or;
  • IELTS 7.5 overall, 7.0 Speaking, 7.0 Listening, no other sub-test below 6.5, or;
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English Language policy, including a list of some of the English Language qualifications we accept, can be found  here .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

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CS@ Manchester - What our students say?

Factors contributing to a successful application include:

  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements.

How your application is considered

Your application will be assessed on the factors listed above. If you receive an offer through UCAS and are currently living in the UK, you will then be invited to attend an applicant Virtual Visit Day. The Visit Day will provide an opportunity to engage with our students and academic staff and to find out more about what life is like as a student in the Department. You will also take part in a Year 1 group tutorial taster session run by one of our lecturers.

Applicants applying from outside the UK will be sent a link to access Virtual Visit Day content after you have received your offer.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Course details

Course description

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1st Year Team Projects - Computer Science UoM

Choosing the Computer Science and Mathematics programme allows you to combine the study of these two disciplines, each occupying half of your studies, and explores the reliance of each on the other.

This joint honours degree programme enables you to acquire a useful combination of mathematical and computer science knowledge and skills. It covers the knowledge needed to implement mathematical models in simulations that evaluate real world situations such as stress analysis in bridges and buildings, airflow over aircraft wings, or financial modelling.

The topics studied include a number of important ideas of mathematics, including the concepts of rigorous argument, formal proof and the power of abstract formulation of problems. This is combined with the core computer science topics of programming and software engineering, together with the study of mathematical principals underpinning the foundations of computing.

You will gain not only knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies, but also a grounding in the underlying principles of the subject. It is this combination of skills that enable our graduates to keep pace with this fast moving subject, and secure top jobs in industry and research..

Detailed programme and course unit information is available here

Special features

Dr Andrea Schalk, Computer Science & Maths programme director

The CS & Maths course has a real sense of community around it, which helps create a culture of students supporting each other.

The course covers exciting areas such as machine learning and data science which are maths heavy, so this enables students to go in careers or further studies in Maths or Computer Science.

Dr Andrea Schalk / Computer Science & Maths Programme Director
  • By drawing staff from two 'excellent' rated departments students are taught by experts in each field.
  • Traditional careers to which both computer science and mathematics graduates progress are open to you.
  • Many of our projects and taught modules are supported by Industry

Teaching and learning

At Manchester we aim to provide a unique experience. Studying Computer Science with us will give you the chance to follow your academic curiosity and explore a fascinating subject.

A significant amount of your work will be project-based team work, tackling real problems. You will see how computer science is directly applicable to solving problems, across a broad range of areas.

The emphasis throughout is on independent learning, supported by regular meetings in small groups with personal tutors. You receive practical help and support from experienced staff and postgraduates, with leading experts guiding your learning and stimulating your interest. This approach is supported by conventional lectures and comprehensive on-line learning resources. We also provide excellent facilities, including specialist laboratories to support areas such as engineering and robotics.

Coursework and assessment

Unseen examinations account for about 60% of the assessment. These assess your abilities in the selection and application of knowledge, problem solving, and the design and evaluation of software or electronics. Other assessment is mainly through laboratory-based coursework that provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of computer science of electronic principles by tackling specific problems on a more realistic scale, both individually and in groups.

The remaining assessment is through presentations and essays where, in particular, you demonstrate the transferable skills you have acquired. In the third and final year, the non-examination assessment is mainly made up of the practical project.

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
First Year Team Project COMP10120 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Programming 1 COMP16321 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Programming 2 COMP16412 10 Mandatory
Foundations of Pure Mathematics B MATH10111 15 Mandatory
Calculus and Vectors B MATH10131 15 Mandatory
Linear Algebra B MATH10212 15 Mandatory
Calculus and Applications B MATH10232 15 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Computation COMP11212 10 Optional
Data Science COMP13212 10 Optional
Operating Systems COMP15212 10 Optional

Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Real Analysis B MATH20111 10 Mandatory
Algebraic Structures 1 MATH20201 10 Mandatory
Logic and Modelling COMP21111 10 Optional
Database Systems COMP23111 10 Optional
Software Engineering 1 COMP23311 10 Optional
Software Engineering 2 COMP23412 10 Optional
Introduction to AI COMP24011 10 Optional
Machine Learning COMP24112 10 Optional
Knowledge Based AI COMP24412 10 Optional
Programming Languages & Paradigms COMP26020 20 Optional
Algorithms and Data Structures COMP26120 20 Optional
Introduction to Visual Computing COMP27112 10 Optional
Distributed Systems COMP28112 10 Optional
Probability 1 MATH10141 10 Optional
Metric Spaces MATH20122 10 Optional
Algebraic Structures 2 MATH20212 10 Optional
Introduction to Logic MATH20302 10 Optional
Partial Differential Equations and Vector Calculus B MATH20411 10 Optional
Fluid Mechanics MATH20502 10 Optional
Classical Mechanics MATH20512 10 Optional
Numerical Analysis 1 MATH20602 10 Optional
Discrete Mathematics MATH20902 10 Optional
Introduction to Financial Mathematics MATH20912 10 Optional
2P2: Complex Analysis MATH29142 10 Optional
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Course content for year 3

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Third Year Project Laboratory COMP30030 30 Mandatory
Giving Meaning to Programs COMP31311 10 Optional
Agile Software Pipelines COMP33312 10 Optional
User Experience COMP33511 10 Optional
AI and Games COMP34111 10 Optional
Cognitive Robotics COMP34212 10 Optional
Computational Game Theory COMP34612 10 Optional
Natural Language Processing COMP34711 10 Optional
Natural Language Understanding COMP34812 10 Optional
Algorithms and Complexity COMP36111 10 Optional
Mathematical Systems and Computation COMP36212 10 Optional
Graphics & Virtual Environments COMP37111 10 Optional
Computer Vision COMP37212 10 Optional
Advanced Distributed Systems COMP38311 10 Optional
Cyber Security COMP38412 10 Optional
Quantum Computing COMP39112 10 Optional
Mathematics Education MATH30002 10 Optional
Fractal Geometry MATH31042 10 Optional
Topology MATH31052 10 Optional
Group Theory MATH32001 10 Optional
Commutative Algebra MATH32012 10 Optional
Coding Theory MATH32032 10 Optional
Hyperbolic Geometry MATH32051 10 Optional
Algebraic Geometry MATH32062 10 Optional
Number Theory MATH32072 10 Optional
Combinatorics and Graph Theory MATH32091 10 Optional
Mathematical Logic MATH33011 10 Optional
Complex Analysis and Applications MATH34001 20 Optional
Wave Motion MATH35012 10 Optional
Mathematical Biology MATH35032 10 Optional
Symmetry in Geometry and Nature MATH35082 10 Optional
Matrix Analysis MATH36001 10 Optional
Numerical Analysis 2 MATH36022 10 Optional
Problem Solving by Computer MATH36031 10 Optional
Convex Optimization MATH36062 10 Optional
Mathematical Modelling in Finance MATH39032 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 36 course units for year 3

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our  undergraduate student finance pages .

What our students say

Student ambassadors
Student ambassadors working at an Open Day
Todd Davies, BSc Computer Science

I always has the mind-set in my degree that I was learning how to learn. I feel like the BSc in Computer Science gives you a very holistic view of the subject, all the way from logic gates to high-level modules like Computer Vision.

Seb Masaru, BSc Computer Science

The community, the Department, the University, and the city itself are so vibrant in Manchester. You get the sensation that the people here are all extremely approachable.

Facilities

Students working in the Collabs, Kilburn Building
Students working in the Collabs, Kilburn Building

As you would expect from leaders in the field, we offer some of the most up to date facilities in the world. Amongst the wide range of facilities available to you are:

  • Newly refurbished computing labs furnished with modern desktop computers, available with Linux and Windows
  • Access to world leading academic staff
  • Collaborative working labs complete with specialist computing and audio visual equipment to support group working.
  • Over 300 Computers in the Department dedicated exclusively for the use of our students.
  • Access to a hardware library, with top of the range equipment, including drones, robots and oculus rifts.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

Dr Duncan Hull, Employability tutor

Here at Manchester, we encourage and support all our students to gaining industrial experience during their study.

This not only enables them to broaden and deepen their skills by combining academic knowledge with practical experience in the workplace, but also connects them with potential employers to help shape their future career.

Dr Duncan Hull / Lecturer & Employability Tutor, Computer Science
Increasingly, employers are seeking graduates with high-level computing skills, and the ability to apply them in innovative ways to solve the problems facing their organisations. Opportunities exist in fields as diverse as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, consumer products, and public services - virtually all areas of business and society.

Employers, from large multinational firms such as EA Electronic Arts , IBM and Microsoft to small local organisations, actively target our students, recognising that Manchester Computer Science graduates are equipped with the skills that enable them to excel in a whole host of positions, including many that are not traditionally associated with computing graduates.

Accrediting organisations

This course in recognised by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purpose of partially meeting the requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP).