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Computer Science

The Computer Science degree is designed to provide students with the skills to join a varying range of IT careers, industrial research and development, or further academic study. The individualised pathway (through the use of options) allows students to begin specialising in any theme within Computer Science. Bangor University aims to help students to become computing professionals with the ability to keep up to date with the rapid pace of developments in their respective fields.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BSc (Hons)) Computer Science

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Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Year Degree

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Pathways Available

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

This degree will not only equip students with practical skills, but also a deep understanding of the underpinning theory. Graduates from this course join industries in software development, database administration, network administration or similar positions. After graduation students should be able to obtain a good job in the computing industry in the UK or indeed with any of the international computing firms; or take up study for a higher degree such as a Masters Degree or PhD, both also offered at Bangor.

During this course, students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and advanced programming skills, and benefit from teaching that relates to the research interest of the academic staff. Specialities available during the course include computer graphics, artificial intelligence and agents, and data communications.

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Important
  • This degree is validated by the British Computer Society which is the Chartered Institute for IT.

Why Study this Degree

Bangor University offers a lively community with well-equipped laboratories, networked computers using industry-standard software and its own library.

Bangor University research and other interactions with industry ensure that our courses reflect recent developments. Staff are practising professionals, who work on joint projects and act as consultants to the industry.

Your Pathways

The IFY will prepare you for the first year of your undergraduate degree. It’s made up of several core and subject-specific modules that will give you a greater understanding of your chosen subject area. The skills you develop through this programme will help you in your chosen degree, in your future career, and in all aspects of life.

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The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support

 

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Bangor University

Founded in 1884 and dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is among the oldest degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

With around 11,000 students from over 120 nationalities, international students find Bangor a truly welcoming community and a special place to study.

Bangor University has been ranked among the top 70 global institutions and 1st in Wales for their impact on society outside their research and teaching, in 2020. And ranked among the top 15 in the UK for teaching quality that same year.

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