School of Computer Science

BSc Computer Science [4436]

Compulsory Modules to a total of 40 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-26581 Computer Science Project 20 20

Optional Modules to a total of 80 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-27818 Advanced Aspects of Nature-Inspired Search and Optimisation - 20
06-26943 Advanced Topics in Functional Programming - 10
06-28207 Compiler Construction 20 -
06-02578 Compilers & Languages 10 -
06-28201 Computer-Aided Verification - 10
06-02525 Databases - 10
06-26945 Distributed and Parallel Computing - 10
06-26947 Enterprise Systems - 20
06-02408 Graphics - 10
06-22133 Human Computer Interaction 10 -
06-15506 Individual Study 1 10 10
06-20122 Intelligent Data Analysis - 10
06-13520 Intelligent Robotics 20 -
06-26428 Machine Learning 10 -
06-28209 Nature Inspired Search and Optimisation - 10
06-26951 Networks 20 -
06-20416 Neural Computation 10 -
06-26953 Operating Systems 20 -
06-02552 Principles of Programming Languages 10 -
06-25646 Teaching Computer Science in Schools - 10

Programme Notes:

  • Note 1 Students with a C or better in Mathematics at A-level (or equivalent as approved by the School) must choose one 20 credit or two 10 credit modules from the list of 'modules from outside the main discipline' (MOMDs), excluding modules provided by this School. Students without this level of mathematics must take the 20 credit mathematics module. Those required to take this module should note that it must be passed to allow progression to Year 2.
  • Note 2 Some of the modules in the option block are prerequisites for options available in the final year, so that choices need to be considered across both years.
  • Note 3 Module Failure: The Syllabus web page for every module defines the resit rules if they are different from the first attempt -- follow the links under the module code.
  • Note 4 Language modules (at Level 2 or above) may only be chosen in order to continue study of a language successfully passed in Year 1.
  • Note 5 Progress Decisions: Refer to the University Regulations for further information on the general rules governing progression. There are no additional programme requirements. Students on the MSci programme must have acquired at least 100 credits in Year 2, at least 220 credits altogether, and an average of at least 55% in Year 2 modules in order to be eligible for progression to Year 3 of the MSci programme.
  • Note 6 Not all options may be available in any particular year. Some option combinations are only available if the timetable permits. As students may have to make preliminary option choices before timetables are available, changes may be needed later if there are clashes. In selecting options, students need to pay attention to pre- and co-requisites.
  • Note 7 Language modules (at Level 3 or above) may only be chosen in order to continue study of a language successfully passed in Year 2.
  • Note 8 Degree Classification: Refer to the University Regulations for further information on the general rules governing degree classification. It is a specific requirement of this programme that students pass the Computer Science Project in order to be awarded an Honours Degree.
  1. The Learning & Teaching and Assessment Methods above are not intended to be exclusive, but to indicate the main methods in use. Module Descriptions contain more detail.
  2. Whether to award accreditation is a decision made from time to time by a professional body according to criteria which are then current; hence there is no guarantee that the programme will actually be accredited for any particular year of entry by any particular professional body.

Programmes that share this year:

  • BSc Computer Science with an Industrial Year [9499]
  • BSc Computer Science with Study Abroad [5571]