Computer Science MComp

Through the study of computer science, you'll learn how to understand the theoretical issues underlying a problem and how to engineer a solution. You can experiment with speech recognition, voice synthesis, text summarisation, machine translation, robot learning and control, computational biology or virtual reality.

As well as learning to program and think analytically, you'll be encouraged to work in teams and develop your communication skills.

In your third year, you'll complete a dissertation project, giving you scope for creative and intellectual input. In your final year, you'll also get the chance to be part of a research team, working alongside a member of staff in one of our research labs. You'll also have the chance to work in our student-led software company, Genesys.

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society. The courses fully meet the requirements for Chartered Information Technology Professional and Chartered Engineer.

British Computer Society (BCS)

MComp Award
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAA; AAB

AAA, including Maths; AAB, including Computer Science and A in Maths

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB; ABB

AAB, including A in Maths; ABB, including Computer Science and A in Maths

A Levels + additional qualifications

| AAB, including A in Maths + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Computer Science and A in Maths + B in a relevant EPQ; AAB, including A in Maths + A in AS or B in A Level Further Maths; ABB, including Computer Science and A in Maths + A in AS or B in A Level Further Maths

AAB, including A in Maths + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Computer Science and A in Maths + B in a relevant EPQ; AAB, including A in Maths + A in AS or B in A Level Further Maths; ABB, including Computer Science and A in Maths + A in AS or B in A Level Further Maths

International Baccalaureate

| 36, with 6 in Higher Level Maths; 34, with 6 in Higher Level Maths and 5 in Computer Science

34, with 6 in Higher Level Maths; 33, with 6 in Higher Level Maths and 5 in Computer Science

BTEC

| DDD in Engineering, Applied Science, IT or Computing + A in A Level Maths

DDD in Engineering, Applied Science, IT or Computing + B in A Level Maths

Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher

| AAAAB + A in Maths

AAABB + A in Maths

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| A + AA, including Maths; B + AA in Maths and Computer Science

B + AA, including Maths; B + A in Maths and B in Computer Science

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 39 at Distinction (to include 18 credits in Maths), and 6 at Merit. Applicants are considered individually

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 at Distinction (to include 18 credits in Maths), and 9 at Merit. Applicants are considered individually

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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