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
30 points from an International Baccalaureate.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM in a related subject*.

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: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma - computing/IT/science/humanities/engineering, at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction to include 12 credits at level 3 in maths with merit.

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

GCSE: English language grade C, mathematics grade B.  If you have a grade C in mathematics please contact us.

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

English language requirements

 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.

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 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.