MEng Computer Science with Study in Continental Europe (G401)

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UCAS code G401
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 125 overall for Single Honours Computer Science courses

About MEng Computer Science with Study in Continental Europe

This course follows the structure of the MEng Computer Science (G403), and gives you the opportunity to spend your third year at a partner university in a European country.

During your year in Europe, you will study computer science courses that are, as far as possible, parallel to the third year of the course at Bristol. You will return to the University of Bristol for the final year of your course.

Visit our Global Opportunities website for more information about where you can study in Europe.

More about Computer Science

Find out more about studying Computer Science at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Programming and Algorithms I and II
  • Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • Mathematical Methods for Computer Scientists
  • Theory of computation
  • Options: High-Tech Enterprise or Origins of Computer Science
  • Language Unit Level 1

Second year

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Symbols Patterns and Signals
  • Language Engineering
  • Concurrent Computing
  • Software product engineering
  • Language Unit Level 2

Third year

Year abroad

Fourth year

  • Individual or group project
  • Optional themed units.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Computer Science with Study in Continental Europe

Typical offer for MEng Computer Science with Study in Continental Europe - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
A*AA  including A* in Mathematics; or AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAA including Mathematics; or AAB including A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits in mathematics are required with 12 of these at Distinction. The Mathematics units taken should include calculus, algebra and trigonometry. A-level Mathematics at grade A.*
BTEC offer D*DD  (IT Practitioners or Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.*
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAA and AH: AA including Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall with 9.0 in Mathematics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, please see section 2.2 in the admission statement.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grade C in Mathematics and English. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

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