Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks MSci (Hons) Computer Science
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Integrated Master of Science - MSci (Hons)
Duration 3 years 4 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Entry requirements A typical offer is 120 points from minimum of 2 A levels. Excluding general studies. GCSE mathematics grade B/6. If you have a grade C/4 in mathematics please contact admissions.
 
GCSE mathematics grade B and English language grade C required.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All Access courses: 33 credits at merit and/or distinction and to include at least 12 level 3 credits in mathematics with merit. Including GCSE English and mathematics grade C/4 or above or equivalent. If mathematics not included please contact the admissions team at admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

International Baccalaureate: 30 overall – English and mathematics must be included. 

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.


No graduates of this course will be accepted onto the Plymouth University MSc Network Systems Engineering programme.

From a minimum of 2 A levels. All subjects considered but at least one technical subject is preferred e.g. mathematics, physics. Excluding general studies, critical thinking and citizenship. GCSE mathematics grade B/6. 

BTEC/Access/International Baccalaureate: please contact the admissions team at admissions@plymouth.ac.uk for further advice.

Students on the BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree may transfer to the MSci BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree if they are averaging better than 60 per cent.