Course Comparison

Course MSc Computer Science (Conversion) BSc (Hons) Data Modelling and Analytics
Award Master of Science - MSc Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 1 year 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement - (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Entry requirements

A first degree in a non-computing related discipline or equivalent industrial experience. The programme is not appropriate for students who qualify for post-graduate study on a specialist post-graduate computing programme.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.

English language requirements

A typical offer is 120 points to include minimum of 2 A levels, including grade B in A level mathematics or B in further mathematics or A level mathematics and statistics or mathematics (pure and applied) excluding general studies. Mathematics (mechanics) accepted as mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: 30 overall to include 5 at Higher Level mathematics. English must be included.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM to include a distinction in a mathematics subject: Individual interview/diagnostic test will be required.

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.

Pass Access to HE Diploma (i.e. mathematics, science, combined) with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction and to include at least 12 credits in mathematics units with merit. Individual interview/diagnostic test please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk for further information.

Other qualifications are also welcome and will be considered individually, as will be individuals returning to education, email maths@plymouth.ac.uk

Students may also apply for the BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year. Successful completion of the foundation year guarantees automatic progression to the first year of any of our mathematics courses.

Direct entrants into years other than the first year will be considered individually.

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