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BSc Computer Science with Industrial Experience

Year of entry: 2024

Overview

Degree awarded
BSc
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer

A*A*A* with an A* in Mathematics, and a minimum of one Science subject at A*.

Typical contextual A-level offer
A*AA including A* in Mathematics, 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

39 points overall with 7,7,7 in Higher Level subjects, including 7 in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches. Applicants should be studying a minimum of one Science subject at Higher Level. Science subjects include Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.  

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 .

This course is now closed to applications for 2022 entry apart from those flagged for contextual data .

Sustainable Development Goals

Find out how this course aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:

  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Course overview

  • Birthplace of the world's first stored-program computer and home to the first graduates in Computer Science!
  • The number-one most targeted university by top UK employers (Graduate Market, 2022)
  • Industrial placement provides both a competitive edge and important connections, combined with the freedom to tailor your course with an extremely wide range of modules
  • Ranked shared first place for best Computer Science research environment in the UK (REF 2021)
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Open days

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

Fees

Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2024 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £34,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

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 .

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.

Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.

To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our courses address.

  • Goal 4: Quality education

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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 .

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Entry requirements

A-level

A*A*A* including 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, and Physics. 

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A-Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

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, and Physics.  

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any Science A-Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Duration of A-level study

Your application will still be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course if you: 

a) Sat your examinations early

or 

b) Followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-Levels where the examinations were taken over two years

If you are studying an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor for that subject.

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: 

  • 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, Science and Additional Science, or Combined 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. Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

International Baccalaureate

39 points overall with 7,7,7 in Higher Level subjects, including 7 in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches. Applicants should be studying a minimum of one Science subject at Higher Level. Science subjects include Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.  

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. Visit the Department website  for more information. 

For general requirements not listed above see accepted Entry Qualifications from your country .

Scottish requirements

We require Advanced Highers, or Advanced Highers combined with Highers, in one of the following combinations:

Four Advanced Highers with grades AAAA, including Mathematics and a science subject

OR

Three Advanced Highers with grades AAA including Mathematics and a science subject, and three Highers with grades AAA in any subject

OR

Three Advanced Highers with grades AAA including Mathematics and a science subject, and two Highers with grades AA, achieved in different academic subjects to the Advanced Highers

OR

Two Advanced Highers with grades AA in Mathematics and a science subject, and five Highers with AAAAA.

Please note we will accept Mathematics of Mechanics to meet the science requirement at Advanced Higher level.

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 Credit level grade2).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic Department(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.  

The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A-Level entry requirements.

European Baccalaureate

Typically, 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

Foundation year

Applicants completing the Northern Consortium (NCUK) International Foundation Year or INTO Manchester International Foundation in Science and Engineering are required to achieve A*A*A* with A* in Mathematics, A* in Physics or Further Mathematics, and A* in a third academic subject. An EAP score of A* is required.

An excellent performance in local examinations before starting the NCUK Foundation Year, particularly in mathematics and physical science subjects, is also required. Your qualifications prior to the NCUK Foundation Year will be benchmarked against the entry requirements for The University of Manchester BSc (Hons) Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year.

The University also recognises a number of external foundation courses as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme. Assessment will be made on a case-by-case basis and applicants will be expected to meet the entry requirements for The University of Manchester BSc (Hons) Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year in their academic qualifications prior to the foundation course. Applicants studying other foundation programmes should contact the academic department 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 Engineering with grades D*DD, in combination with a grade A* in A-Level Mathematics and grade A* in a second A-Level subject.  

OR  

The National Extended Diploma in any subject with grades D*DD, in combination with a grade A* in A-Level Mathematics and grade A* in A Level Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma   

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry, provided it is in Engineering with grades D*D in combination with grade A* in A-Level Mathematics and grade A* in a second A-Level subject.

OR  

The National Foundation Diploma in any subject with grades D*D in combination with grade A* in A-Level Mathematics and grade A* in A-Level Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.  

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, and Physics.

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 Engineering with grades D*DD, in combination with a grade A* in A-Level Mathematics and grade A* in a second A-Level subject.  

OR  

The Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in any subject with grades D*DD, in combination with a grade A* in A-Level Mathematics and grade A* in A-Level Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering with grades D*D in combination with a grade A* in A-Level Mathematics and grade A* in a second A-Level subject.  

OR  

The Cambridge Technical Diploma in any subject with grades D*D, in combination with a grade A* in A-Level Mathematics and grade A* in A-Level Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 

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.  

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

Each application is considered individually. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances. 

Our standard academic requirements include 60 credits in a science or engineering-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

D2 in three Principal subjects, including Mathematics and a Science subject. Science subjects include Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. 

We also consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A-Level subjects, in three distinct subjects. 

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions. 

T Level

We do not accept T Levels as entry onto this programme. The University does accept T Level qualifications on a number of courses. Please review our T Level information page for a full list.

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 your interview. A number of our academic Departments may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course. 

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. However, if a student chooses to undertake a core mathematics qualification this may be taken into account when we consider their application, particularly for certain non-science courses with a distinct mathematical or statistical element. 

We advise students to contact the academic department, who will clarify whether their specific portfolio of qualifications is acceptable for entry on to their chosen course.  

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 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.  

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the Department of Computer Science directly.    

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 85% in 60 credits from the following Open University modules: MST124 Essential Mathematics 1 and MST125 Essential Mathematics 2. Other online courses are not accepted.  

Find out further information for 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
  • IELTS 7.5 overall, 7.0 Speaking, 7.0 Listening, no other sub-test below 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 109, 25 in Speaking, 25 in Listening, no subscore below 22
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification

Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

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 .

This course is now closed to applications for 2022 entry apart from those flagged for contextual data .

Advice to applicants

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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.

Further guidance on how to apply can be found on our How to Apply webpage .  

It is only possible to hold an offer for one course in the Department (Year 1 entry). Please do not apply for more than one course in the Department of Computer Science, as this will use one of your UCAS choices and will not be considered. If you wish to apply for Year 1 entry and our Integrated Foundation Year, then this would be two separate choices on your UCAS application.  

Where you have mitigating circumstances these should be reported to your education provider and relevant exam board, we cannot make further allowances.  

We would normally only consider applicants who obtained the relevant qualification within the two years prior to entry. Applicants who have left education for more than two years should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.  

Applicants studying qualifications above RQF Level 3 will be required to achieve high grades in their most recent relevant studies, in addition to meeting our Level 3 entry requirements. 

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form.

Strong examination results are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predications for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference. 

Aptitude test requirement

We are currently reviewing our use of aptitude tests for entry in 2024. All updates will be posted here.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation. 

Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum in exceptional circumstances. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course. 

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. 

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in more than one sitting, provided they are taken over the standard two-year period. 

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. 

Transfers

We are unable to accept applications for second year entry with the exception of those coming through our advanced entry programmes with partner institutions.   

Please note we do not offer transfers into the third year of our courses.  

If you are applying for a transfer into first year entry from studies at another university, you will be required to achieve high grades in your most recent relevant studies, in addition to meeting our Level 3 entry requirements. 

Course details

Course description

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1st Year Team Projects - Computer Science UoM

Through the development of new applications in science, engineering, and business, Computer Science is radically changing the way in which we experience our world. This programme equips students with the skills needed to contribute to this exciting and rapidly evolving field.

Computer Science is our most flexible programme, allowing you to chose course units to reflect your developing and changing interests. Furthermore, a wide range of themes from across the discipline allow you to specialise in the second and third years.

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 rewarding careers that can be pursued almost anywhere in the world.

This is a four year programme and involves you undertaking a one year work placement in industry between the second and third years of your study at Manchester. Besides the money that you earn during this year, you also gain practical experience that can be invaluable both in your final year project and when competing for graduate jobs. Students with industrial experience not only tend to improve their final degree performance but also tend to develop clearer ideas about their future career path.

Detailed programme and course unit information is available here

Special features

  • Ability to get relevant industrial/business experience as part of the degree programme.
  • A broad and flexible programme 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
  • 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
Mathematical Techniques for Computer Science COMP11120 20 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Computation COMP11212 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Computer Engineering COMP12111 10 Mandatory
Data Science COMP13212 10 Mandatory
Operating Systems COMP15212 10 Mandatory
Introduction to Programming 1 COMP16321 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Programming 2 COMP16412 10 Mandatory

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
Software Engineering 1 COMP23311 10 Mandatory
Software Engineering 2 COMP23412 10 Mandatory
Programming Languages & Paradigms COMP26020 20 Mandatory
Algorithms and Data Structures COMP26120 20 Mandatory
COMP - Careers Yr 2 COMP2CARS 0 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Management BMAN10011 10 Optional
Fundamentals of Technological Change BMAN10252 10 Optional
Fundamentals of Finance BMAN10552 10 Optional
Business Economics BMAN10612 10 Optional
Fundamentals of Financial Reporting B BMAN10621B 10 Optional
Fundamentals of Management Accounting BMAN10632 10 Optional
Work Psychology for Career Success BMAN20022 10 Optional
Introduction to Corporate Finance and Financial Instruments BMAN20242 10 Optional
Technology, Strategy and Innovation BMAN20792 10 Optional
New Product Development and Innovation BMAN20821 10 Optional
Marketing BMAN20832 10 Optional
Global Contexts of Business and Management BMAN21012 10 Optional
Firms and Management in Comparative Perspective BMAN22000 20 Optional
Organisations and Employment BMAN24521 10 Optional
Logic and Modelling COMP21111 10 Optional
Processor Microarchitecture COMP22111 10 Optional
Microcontrollers COMP22712 10 Optional
Database Systems COMP23111 10 Optional
Introduction to AI COMP24011 10 Optional
System Architecture COMP25212 10 Optional
Introduction to Visual Computing COMP27112 10 Optional
Distributed Systems COMP28112 10 Optional
Exploring Enterprise MCEL10001 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 COMP30040 40 Mandatory
Work Psychology for Career Success BMAN20022 10 Optional
Introduction to Corporate Finance and Financial Instruments BMAN20242 10 Optional
Technology, Strategy and Innovation BMAN20792 10 Optional
New Product Development and Innovation BMAN20821 10 Optional
Marketing BMAN20832 10 Optional
Global Contexts of Business and Management BMAN21012 10 Optional
Firms and Management in Comparative Perspective BMAN22000 20 Optional
Organisations and Employment BMAN24521 10 Optional
Management of Knowledge and Innovation BMAN30010 20 Optional
Marketing BMAN30021 10 Optional
Strategy BMAN30022 10 Optional
Human Resource Management BMAN30042 10 Optional
Investment Economics and Innovation BMAN31212 10 Optional
People Management and Change BMAN32091 10 Optional
Consumers and Markets BMAN32161 10 Optional
Giving Meaning to Programs COMP31311 10 Optional
Implementing System-on-Chip Designs COMP32211 10 Optional
The Internet of Things: Architectures and Applications COMP32412 10 Optional
User Experience COMP33511 10 Optional
AI and Games COMP34111 10 Optional
Cognitive Robotics COMP34212 10 Optional
Chip Multiprocessors COMP35112 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
Tools and Techniques for Enterprise MCEL30001 10 Optional
Advanced Technology Enterprise MCEL30011 10 Optional
Advanced Technology Enterprise MCEL30012 10 Optional
Enterprise Management for Computer Scientists MCEL30031 10 Optional
Managing Finance in Enterprises for Computer Scientists MCEL30032 10 Optional
Enterprise Strategy and Marketing MCEL30051 10 Optional
Enterprise Feasibility MCEL30052 10 Optional
Developing Business Ideas MCEL30111 10 Optional
Enterprise in Healthcare MCEL30122 10 Optional
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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

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

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 School 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

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Supporting your Future

The world needs Computer Scientists, and as a graduate of the University of Manchester you will be in particularly high demand. One of the few Universities Most Targeted by Graduate Employers in 2021 , we equip students with the ability to tackle real-world problems and innovate for the future.

Example careers:

  • Actuary
  • AI Engineer
  • Banker
  • Cloud Computing Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Games Designer and/or Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Designer and/or Developer
  • And many more

96% of our BSc Computer Science with Industrial Experience graduates are employed or engaged in further study within 15 months and typically enjoy a starting salary of £36,000 or above (Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Opportunities exist in fields as diverse as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, consumer products, and public services - covering virtually all areas of business and society.

Which employers actively target our graduates?

  • CERN
  • EA Games
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • And many more
Your industrial placement will be one of the most effective ways to enhance employability. Increasingly, organisations are looking for graduates who can demonstrate they have first-hand, real-world experience.

Accrediting organisations

This course is fully recognised by the BCS - the British Computer Society.

Explore where students have spent their internships on our Graduate Jobs and Industrial Experience Map .

Like to learn more about life after University of Manchester? Be inspired by our Women in Computer Science page, hear from our graduates on the Department Blog , and get useful careers advice via our very own Podcast .