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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

Explore computer science programs in the UK

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What types of computer science degrees 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 University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,358 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,420 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence - BSc (Hons) Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,338 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science - BSc (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,897 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science - BSc (Hons) (with foundation) London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,484 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Computer Science - BSc (Hons) Edge Hill University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,864 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in computer science in the UK

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    Computer Science (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,006 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Computer Science, International Year One - UGP University of Lincoln, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,910 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 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
    Annual tuition fee
    15,832 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 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) - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,853 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,600 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Advanced Computer Science - MSc Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,694 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Computer Science - MSc Keele University, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,121 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,720 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Computer Science - MSc University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,449 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,222 GBP

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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    Computer Science - MComp (Hons) (with placement) Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,897 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in computer science in the UK

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    Computer Science - PGDip University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,482 GBP

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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Certificate in computer science in the UK

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    Computer Science - PGCert University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,150 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,741 GBP

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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