Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code G651
Duration 5 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Software Engineering Computer Science

Any questions?

Undergraduate Admissions Secretary
Department of Computer Science
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 1800
Email dcs@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/dcs/undergraduate

Department of Computer Science

92% of our research work was rated either world leading or internationally excellent
Research Excellence Framework 2014

94% overall student satisfaction
National Student Survey 2016

Course description

This course is aimed at students with A Levels in subjects other than Maths and Science.

Your study will include modules in physics, mathematics and chemistry. When you've completed the foundation year, you can enter the first year of either of our software engineering degree programmes.

Modules: what you study and when

Foundation years explained

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB not including Maths
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB not including Maths + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 33 not including Maths at Higher Level
BTEC DDD in IT/ Software Development including Distinction in Maths for IT units or Engineering including Distinction in Further Maths units
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 not including Maths
Scottish Highers AAABB not including Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB not including Maths
Access to HE Typical requirement of 60 credits overall, 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Mathematics, and 15 at Merit. Applicants are considered individually
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths and Science grade 6 or grade B
  • An additional Maths test and interview are required for BTEC Extended Diploma and Diploma applicants. Please contact the Department for more information
  • This course is for those who don't have the required Maths or Science A Levels, or equivalent, for the full degree course
  • A Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Department of Computer Science website

Core modules:

Core Foundation Mathematics
Introduction to Engineering
Foundations of Physics
Further Foundation Mathematics

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 29%
Independent study 71%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 47%
Coursework 53%
Practical 0%

Department of Computer Science

We're the first computer science department in the UK to have its own student-run software company - Genesys Solutions.

Our inspirational teaching staff are experts in iPhone, Android and virtual reality technology. Many of them are internationally recognised for their research in areas such as artificial intelligence and speech recognition. We have guest lecturers from IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. Our extensive facilities include a virtual reality suite, robot arena and an iPhone development suite.

As well as lots of practical experience, we'll give you the first-rate scientific grounding you'd expect from a leading Russell Group research university. You can specialise in web development and mobile apps, robotics and machine learning, speech and language technology, or 3D graphics and virtual reality.

Computer science at Sheffield is that rare thing: the perfect blend of advanced science, business experience and creativity.

Department of Computer Science website

What our graduates do

Our graduates are IT consultants and software engineers in companies such as Accenture, Amazon, BT, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Games Workshop, Google, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, IBM, Logica, Microsoft, Orange, Procter & Gamble, Reuters and ZOO Digital.

Student profile


"Computer science in this university is one of the top in the UK. All the modules are really good and are very well organised. It gives you the basis for everything you might want to do."

Raluca Lehadus
Computer Science

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Undergraduate Admissions Secretary
Department of Computer Science
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 1800
Email dcs@sheffield.ac.uk

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