MEng Computer Science with Study Abroad

2021 entry
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Application method Entry by transfer from G401 or G403
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £To be confirmed per year
  • International students: £24,700 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
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

About MEng Computer Science with Study Abroad

This course follows the structure of MEng Computer Science but gives you the opportunity to spend your third year at an English speaking partner university abroad.

You will gain a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of computer science, with opportunities to specialise in application areas while gaining skills in system development and enterprise.

Core ideas are introduced in years one and two. You will cover the principles of programming and algorithms, including:

  • how a modern computer works;
  • computational theory and how to design programming languages;
  • concurrent systems and networks;
  • machine learning and pattern recognition.

We constantly review our curriculum to ensure it remains at the cutting edge. A key component of year two is the software group project in which you work in a team, with help from an industry mentor, to deliver an application to a client. You can take options in human-computer interaction and complexity theory.

During your year abroad you will study computer science topics that parallel, as far as possible, our course at Bristol. We have links with universities in the US, Hong Kong, Australia and other countries. To find out more about where you can study abroad visit Global Opportunities.

You will return to the University for your fourth year, where you will specialise in further advanced areas of computer science and undertake an individual project, with opportunities to work with industrial and research partners.

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See a list of all Computer Science degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA  including A* in Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Engineering, Engineering Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits at Distinction from Mathematics units.
The Mathematics units taken should include study of calculus, algebra and trigonometry.

Plus A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer D*DD  in Engineering, plus either A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 9.0 in Mathematics
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, applicants may be invited to undertake a maths test at the University.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
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.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

Entry by transfer

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Accreditation

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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