Every area of our lives, from healthcare to business, entertainment and communications is dependent on computing technology. As a result, computer science is now one of the fastest growing job fields in the world and skilled computer scientists are in demand.
Globally, computer science systems, networks and applications affect our everyday lives in healthcare, business, entertainment and communications. At Southampton, our Computer Science graduates have a world-leading reputation for creative solutions based on cutting-edge knowledge and state-of-the-art technical skills.
Our outstanding facilities and renowned teaching staff prepare our students to work in a wide variety of areas and fields. Key areas of study include:
- programming languages
- development environments
- modelling tools
- methodologies in capturing requirements, structuring applications and data achieving thorough program testing
Our three-year programme will give you the grounding to work in any area of the computing industry. We have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website and run an annual careers fair.
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
View the 2019/20 programme specification document for this course
Our BSc in Computer Science is accredited by the British Computer Society and by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Students undertake three years of study. Each year there are compulsory Computer Science modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.
All undergraduate applications for Electronics and Computer Science should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.
Southampton University has pioneered many of the most important advances in computer science and web technology of the past 10 years
We are in the UK top ten for Computer Sciences (Guardian University Guide, 2019)
Southampton is ranked in the top 100 universities for Computer Science in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK
We are in the top 10% in the UK for the volume and quality of our Computer Science research (REF 2014)
100% of our Computer Science research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
We are recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government and our academics have played a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy
Southampton is a University Partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence