Course Comparison

Course MSci (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year
Award Integrated Master of Science - MSci (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 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

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.

A minimum of 2 A levels. Excluding general studies.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: PPP
12 Unit BTEC National Certificate/QCF Diploma: MP

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 Access course (any subject) including GCSE English and mathematics grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate: 24 overall – English and mathematics must be included.

GCSE: mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above.

Mature students with appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply. For those who do not meet the requirements, please enquire for further details.

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