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Study computer science in the UK

An in-depth guide to studying computer science in the UK as an international student

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What types of computer science degree can you study in the UK?

What do computer science experts in UK say?

  • Dr Omobolanle Omisade

    Dr Omobolanle Omisade

    University of Portsmouth Lecturer
    Dr Omobolanle Omisade says

    Computer science in the UK is regulated, inspected and graded by agencies and frameworks that set benchmarks that must be followed.

    Computer science in the UK promotes collaboration and combining different subjects in a course tailored to students' needs and interest. This provides students with the opportunity to be employable and the chance to get roles in leading companies.

    UK universities are recognised worldwide for having a creative and remarkable reputation. They adopt ton-notch, quality research, and teaching methodologies that are maintained. This ensures that students are seasoned in their knowledge and develop skills set that will be attractive to a wide range of employers.

    Technology is becoming an integral part of almost every device that plays a more significant role in making daily lives easy.

    As technology advances, computer science is valuable because it includes useful theoretical and practical understanding that is sought after amongst all kinds of companies, in today’s global business market.

    Having diverse skills set makes students employable. Also, students have the opportunity to join programs with a year in the industry that offers the chance to strengthen their employment prospects.

    They put their computer science skills into practice in the workplace and gain valuable experience for when they graduate.

    Computer science graduates are diverse and gain transferable skills that make them among the highest earners globally.

    As a result of the evolving and increasing use of technology, there is a considerable demand from the business market for computer programmers, mobile application developers, web developers, data scientists, artificial intelligence researchers, systems analysts, software engineers and technical consultants.

Top computer science programs in the UK

What are the top computer science undergraduate programs in the UK?

Bachelor's in computer science in the UK

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    Mathematics and Computer Science - BSc (Hons) University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,420 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science with a Year in Industry - BSc University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,260 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science - Integrated BEng (Hons)/ME University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,600 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science - BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,600 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science: Software Systems Development - BSc (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,480 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Pathway in computer science in the UK

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    Computer Science, International Year One - UGP University of Lincoln, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    12,910 USD
    Start date
    January, September, October
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    Engineering & Computer Science, International Year One - UGP University of Huddersfield, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    11,500 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Computer Science (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,900 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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What are the top computer science graduate programs in the UK?

Master's in computer science in the UK

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    Computer Science/Software Engineering with a Year in Industry - MEng University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    5 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,260 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Mathematics and Computer Science with Industrial Year - MSci University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    5 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,420 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science - Integrated BEng (Hons)/ME University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,600 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science (Software Engineering) - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,600 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Computer Science - MComp Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,250 GBP
    Start date
    September
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