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Computer Science MCompu (Hons)

University of Bath

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  • Qualification

    Master of Computing (with Honours) - MCompu (H)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Develop theoretical and practical abilities in software design, development and experimentation, to become an innovative computing professional.This course is for you if you’re interested in studying computer science but want to wait until later in your degree before deciding what area to specialise in. It's a broad-ranging course giving you the knowledge to apply computer science methods to the latest industry challenges and learn skills highly valued by employers.Tailor to your interestsIn the first year, you’ll learn core skills in mathematics and programming and the foundations of artificial intelligence, software design and development, interaction design, computer graphics and vision. More advanced and specialised units follow in the second and final years. In the second year, you'll complete a group project with other students to design and build an interactive application.In the final year, you'll choose optional units alongside an individual project combining your interests in a specific area of computer science. You’ll regularly meet with an academic who specialises in your chosen field.Computer science master'sThe MComp provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to our research groups. You’ll study master's-level units and carry out a major research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.Extracurricular support and activitiesAs a student here, you’ll be part of a well-equipped and supportive department, with lots of opportunities to get involved in societies and events such as hackathons, coding competitions and conferences.Put your learning into practiceAlongside teaching, our academics carry out research in important areas of computer science including artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, mathematical foundations and visual computing. You’ll have the chance to work alongside them on your own research project.Read student case studies and reports on our latest research.Specialist facilitiesYou’ll have 24/7 access to purpose-built labs. This includes labs especially for computer science students and a dedicated prototyping lab, allowing you to create and experiment with software-driven systems and devices. Complex, data-intensive processes can be analysed over high-speed networks with our High-Performance Computing facility ‘Balena’.Preparing for your future careerOur courses offer excellent graduate prospects. Recent roles include Product Manager at Atos, Cyber Security Analyst at Selex ES, Software Tester at Fujitsu and Software Developer at Imagination Technologies. You could also work in business, education and administration, or go on to further study, such as a PhD.

Application deadline

26 January

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A level : A*AA

A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics.We will not require a pass in any separate science practical endorsement for a science A level if you apply for entry in 2022 (or deferred entry in 2023).Alternative Offer:AAA in three A levels including Mathematics plus one of:grade A in an EPQgrade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificategrade A in AS level Further Mathematicsgrade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematicsif you are eligible, a pass in the Access to

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University information

University of Bath

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 130 nationalities are represented among nearly 4,000 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them from Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers, helping them to continue building their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 113 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    163 73%

    19th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    12th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    12th

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