Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Computing & Games Development 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
GCSE: English C/4 and mathematics grade B/5. If you have a grade C/4 in mathematics please contact the admissions team.

A levels:
A typical offer is 112-120 points from a minimum of 2 A levels in any subject. Excluding General Studies.

International Baccalaureate: 27-30 overall .

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DMM- DDM – related subjects: IT, Humanities, Engineering, Software Development, IT Practitioners, Business, Computing, Science (GCSE English C/4 and mathematics grade B/5. If you have a grade C/4 in mathematics please contact admissions team).  

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 a minimum of GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4. If mathematics not included please contact the admissions team at admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Other qualifications will be considered individually; please contact us for information.

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

English language requirements

Note:
 we will accept students onto Year 2 or Year 4.  Please contact us for further information.


*Acceptable subjects:  IT, humanities, engineering, software development, IT practitioners, business, computing, science.

GCSE:  GCSE English C/4 and mathematics grade B/6.

A levels: To include a minimum of 2 A Levels. All subjects considered but at least once technical subject eg Maths, Physics preferred please contact the admissions team for further advice. Excluding General Studies.  

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

International Baccalaureate: 30-32 overall. All subjects considered but at least once technical subject eg Maths, Physics preferred please contact the admissions team 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.