UCAS code G404
About the course
This course enables you to become a computer science specialist with advanced conceptual knowledge. You will be able to critically evaluate the design of software and hardware components.
The MComp degrees provide an opportunity to study for a masters award as part of your first degree, giving you a head start after graduating. You will study advanced-level modules in the final year of the course and also undertake an individual project in your chosen specialism.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014.
ABB and good ability in mathematics, typically demonstrated by an AS-level in mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 30 credits at distinction. Level 3 units in maths and computing required.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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The optional professional placement enables you to use your accumulated specialist skills in a real-life working environment before progressing to more advanced studies during the final year of the MComp programme.
The MComp route is also open to other students in the undergraduate computing programme, if their overall performance in year two of the course is judged to be appropriate.
Areas of study
Among the subjects explored are object-oriented software design and implementation, computer system architecture, operating systems and formal specification.
Human Computer Interaction
Maintaining Computer Systems
Object-oriented Software Design and Implementation
Specification and Reasoning
Computer Systems Architecture
Models of Machines and Computation
Languages and Machines
User-centred Design for Interaction
Optional placement year
Final two years
Major team project
Specification and Refinement
Rigorous Object-oriented Modelling
Computer Graphics Algorithms
Real-time Systems and Concurrency
Specification, Validation and Verification
Advanced Computer Systems Architecture
Distributed Systems Principles
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is currently £750 for Home and Island Students and £1,760 for International students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
Our computing degrees are designed to prepare you for professional practice and provide for continuing professional development. Graduates of this award are expected to take leading roles in the design of hardware and software components of computer systems.