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Programme structure: Computer Science (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

Mandatory Unit COMS30045 is must pass. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Individual Project COMS30045 40 Mandatory TB-2
Select 80 credits of options from the lists below:
List 1: Teaching Block 1 options
Select five options from the following list, then select an assessment for each from Lists 2 and 3. Three of your selected options should be assessed by Exam (List 2). Two of your selected options should be assessed by Coursework (List 3)
Advanced Algorithms (Teaching Unit) COMS30042 0 Optional TB-1
Artificial Intelligence (Teaching Unit) COMS30014 0 Optional TB-1
Computational Neuroscience (Teaching Unit) COMS30017 0 Optional TB-1
Computer Graphics (Teaching Unit) COMS30020 0 Optional TB-1
Cryptology (Teaching Unit) COMS30023 0 Optional TB-1
Design Verification (Teaching Unit) COMS30026 0 Optional TB-1
Human-Computer Interaction (Teaching Unit) COMS30029 0 Optional TB-1
Image Processing and Computer Vision (Teaching Unit) COMS30030 0 Optional TB-1
Machine Learning (Teaching Unit) COMS30035 0 Optional TB-1
Security Behaviours (Teaching Unit) COMS30038 0 Optional TB-1
Types and Lambda Calculus (Teaching Unit) COMS30040 0 Optional TB-1
List 2: Teaching Block 1 Exam Assessments
Select three Exam Assessments from the list below, associated with three of the options that you selected from List 1.
Advanced Algorithms COMS30041 10 Optional TB-1
Artificial Intelligence COMS30013 10 Optional TB-1
Computational Neuroscience COMS30016 10 Optional TB-1
Computer Graphics COMS30018 10 Optional TB-1
Cryptology COMS30021 10 Optional TB-1
Design Verification COMS30024 10 Optional TB-1
Human-Computer Interaction COMS30027 10 Optional TB-1
Image Processing and Computer Vision COMS30032 10 Optional TB-1
Machine Learning COMS30033 10 Optional TB-1
Security Behaviours COMS30036 10 Optional TB-1
Types and Lambda Calculus COMS30039 10 Optional TB-1
List 3: Teaching Block 1 Coursework Assessments
Select two Coursework Assessments from the list below, associated with two of the options that you selected from List 1.
Artificial Intelligence (with Coursework) COMS30062 15 Optional TB-1
Computational Neuroscience (with Coursework) COMS30063 15 Optional TB-1
Computer Graphics (with Coursework) COMS30064 15 Optional TB-1
Cryptology (with Coursework) COMS30065 15 Optional TB-1
Design Verification (with Coursework) COMS30066 15 Optional TB-1
Human-Computer Interaction (with Coursework) COMS30067 15 Optional TB-1
Image Processing and Computer Vision (with Coursework) COMS30068 15 Optional TB-1
Machine Learning (with Coursework) COMS30069 15 Optional TB-1
Security Behaviours (with Coursework) COMS30070 15 Optional TB-1
List 4: Teaching Block 2 Options
Select one option from the list below, and also its associated 20-credit assessment co-requisite.
Advanced Computer Architecture (Teaching Unit) COMS30046 0 Optional TB-2
Advanced Computer Architecture COMS30047 20 Optional TB-2
Applied Cryptology (Teaching Unit) COMS30048 0 Optional TB-2
Applied Cryptology COMS30049 20 Optional TB-2
Applied Data Science (Teaching Unit) COMS30050 0 Optional TB-2
Applied Data Science COMS30051 20 Optional TB-2
CGI (Teaching Unit) COMS30058 0 Optional TB-2
CGI COMS30059 20 Optional TB-2
High Performance Computing (Teaching Unit) COMS30053 0 Optional TB-2
High Performance Computing COMS30052 20 Optional TB-2
Interaction Design (Teaching Unit) COMS30060 0 Optional TB-2
Interaction Design COMS30061 20 Optional TB-2
Computer Science (BSc)   120    

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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