Our Computer Science degree provides a broad, rigorous treatment of the fundamental principles of the discipline, combined with their modern day application.
If you have studied computer sciences, you will have gained many technical and non-technical skills which are highly valued by employers, from leadership to programming. The increasing scope of computer science means you have plenty of choice in a wide variety of highly specialized areas. With computer technologies playing an ever growing role in all aspects of modern life, you re likely to find your computer science skills in high demand across many different industries. These include: financial organizations, management consultancy firms, software houses, communications companies, data warehouses, multinational companies (IT-related, financial services and others), governmental agencies, universities and hospitals. However, unsurprisingly, most graduates go into roles within the computer industry.
As always, it's extremely beneficial to have completed relevant work experience. You should also consider compiling a portfolio of your own independent projects outside of your degree, which could be in the form of programming, moderating online or even building an app. This will demonstrate to employers your interest in the subject and your problem-solving skills, creativity and initiative.
You begin your degree studying a range of subjects, including Software Development, Information Systems and Digital Systems. In your second year, you follow several core subjects including Databases, Human Computer Interaction and Software Design. Your third year courses include Distributed Systems, Languages and Compilation and a selection of optional modules. You will also undertake an individual final year project with one-on-one supervision from one of our internationally recognised academic staff. I want to find another Bachelor Course Careers Your degree will equip you with the technical and professional skills necessary to apply yourself to a broad range of careers. Graduates of our Computer Science programmes go on to join major technology companies such as IBM, Google or BAE whilst others prefer software design, development and management roles within SMEs. Others elect to form their own technology centric businesses, or go on to further study for MSc or PhD qualifications at Lancaster or elsewhere.
Programme Structure Year 1 Digital Systems Fundamentals of Computer Science Information Systems Software Development Year 2 Advanced Programming Computer Networks Computer Science Group Project Databases Human-Computer Interaction Operating Systems Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing Software Design Year 3 Artificial Intelligence Distributed Systems Internet Applications Engineering Languages and Compilation Third Year Project
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Grade Requirements A Level AAB International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction Access to HE Diploma Distinctions in the majority of units Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly. GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)