Why study BSc (Hons) Computer Science at BU?

  • Develop the versatility and personal qualities to combine software development and theoretical aspects of computer science to meet the most versatile and broadest needs of employers in a global context
  • Build and improve your applied technical skills with a strong appreciation of a wider range of computing topics to develop a broad range of computer applications and solutions for any organisation
  • Study and practice in our state-of-the-art speciality labs with enterprise grade hardware and fully virtualisation ready enterprise level infrastructure
  • Engage in a series of practical industry-focused tasks and co-participate in a range of research projects, not only with BU staff but experts from other institutions and industries in the UK and the world
  • Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one
  • You'll be qualified to work as an IT professional in a variety of roles, ranging from software engineer/developer to AI researcher, front-end developer or DevOps engineer.

Find out more about the content on this course

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the technical skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree. If you apply to study the full degree and do not meet the academic entry requirements, our admissions team may consider your application for the Foundation Year and notify you accordingly.

Cisco Network Academy

BU is a member of the Cisco Network Academy program; this allows us to offer students the chance to study for internationally recognised industry certifications in computer networking and related areas. The CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate course forms the basis for Cisco’s certification program. It is desirable to employer’s and can act as base for more advanced professional certifications.

Following our recent UG course periodic review completed in 2022, we are currently working with BCS to accredit all new courses with a view for all courses to have backdated accreditation to the first year they started running.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

September 2024 and September 2025 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information, check our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

September 2024 and September 2025 entry: If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information, check our international entry requirements.