Computer Science BSc

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Computer Science BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      09 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 1,820 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 22,350

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of St Andrews’ Computer Science (Honours) BSc program is a 4 year course of study delivered by St Andrews’ School of Computer Science. It will give you the solid foundation you need in both practical and theoretical computer science, and allow you to specialise your learning path to suit your particular interests and intended career.

    You’ll learn how large and small computing systems operate, learn to use several specialised programming languages, and become familiar with logical problem solving and fault finding techniques. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in a Graduate Apprenticeship program delivered in partnership with PwC, More details of that program can be found here.

    This degree program is based on the accumulation of credits, gained by studying both required and elective modules. You will have the opportunity to direct your own development, specialising in subjects like Operating Systems, Databases, Data Encoding, Video Games / Apps, Computer Security, Human-Computer Interaction or even Artificial Intelligence.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    St Andrews’ Computer Science BSc is a four year program for most students.

    Year 1:

    You will begin by studying a core curriculum which includes an introduction to object-oriented programming and modelling using the Java programming language. You’ll also explore data storage, analysis and processing in a variety of different contexts.

    You will study at least one non-CS subject of your choice as well.

    Year 2:

    As well as rounding out your core curriculum in CS with modules like Foundations of Computation and Computer Systems, you will continue on with your additional subject throughout year 2.

     

    Year 3:

    Year 3 will see you study Computational Complexity, and participate in a team-based software engineering project. You will also be able to select from a range of honours modules to fill out your schedule.

    Year 4:

    In your last year, you will have access to a range of specialised modules. You will only have 2 compulsory units. One will be an individual software engineering project, and the other a class on Logic and Software Verification.

    Year 5 (optional)

    You will also have the option of making this a Masters of Science degree program by staying for a final 5th year.

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of St Andrews is committed to modern teaching techniques, and offers a research-led curriculum. Your classes will be taught using both large-scale lectures and participatory laboratory sessions.

    You will also do a great deal of individual work, especially during your 3rd (honours) year. Group sizes for honours classes are of course much smaller.

    Career Possiblities

    Computer Science graduates are in high demand by all types of employers in almost every industry. Graduates often find very rewarding roles as Business Analysts, Project Managers, Systems Architects it Analysts, Technical Writers, Software Developers or Testers/Verifiers.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    The University of St Andrews’ Computer Science BSc program requires at least a 3 A Levels at AAA or better, including one in A in Mathematics.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students

    International students must be fluent in written and Spoken English, and have achieved an equivalent qualification to that listed above.

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