The BSc in Computing Science with a Year Abroad is identical to the BSc in Computing Science except that the second year is spent at a University in either North America (United States or Canada), or Australasia (Australia or New Zealand). A degree in Computing Science prepares you to work with the rapidly changing technology of computing by giving you a strong grounding in the theory of computing science, as well as experience and skills in programming and in application areas. In the first year you will be introduced to the core material that underpins computer science, including programming in Java. In the year abroad, you will take a range of modules comparable to those taken by second year Computing Science students at the UEA. However, you will also be able to take a number of modules that reflect the particular interests of the institution that you are visiting. In the third year of the course you will be able to structure your degree from a wide range of computing science subjects, allowing you to continue with mainstream computing science with choices that relate to your interests and career aspirations. In your final year you will work on an extensive project under individual supervision from a faculty member at the UEA.
The degree has been accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) which provides an external validation to ensure that the content of the degree is up to date and is organised and taught professionally.Going to University in another country will mean you experience other cultures. By studying in departments where different aspects of computing sciences are taught, you can broaden your academic and personal horizons. To take a year abroad you must maintain a good standard of academic performance during the first year of your degree programme at the UEA. In placing you at your overseas University, we take into account your field of interest and do our best to place you at the University of your choice. The year abroad is an exchange year, you will be expected to pay 50% of the annual tuition fee to the UEA, we will pay the tuition fees abroad. The costs involved for you include transport to and from your overseas destination and living costs, including medical insurance.
Your prospects as a graduate student in Computing Science are manifold. Depending on which specialties you studied during your degree course, you will have the necessary skills to work in many application areas of computing science, for example web programming, computer games development, financial systems development, machine learning, data mining, computational biology and many more.
UK/EU £9,000; International £14,900Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
The first year of the degree comprises a set of two core modules and a further three compulsory modules which introduce you to the fundamentals of computing science. All of these modules are taught through a combination of lectures and laboratory classes, the latter involving practical projects. You must pass the two core modules in order to be able to progress to the second year. In addition to the five computing modules, you will also take one of two modules in mathematics relevant to computing science. The mathematics module you will take depends upon your previous mathematical background.
The second year is spent at a University in either North America (United States or Canada), or Australasia (Australia or New Zealand).
The School of Computing Sciences will offer you full support and guidance whilst you are identifying and negotiating university placement opportunities. The marks obtained during the year abroad count directly towards the degree.
The final year of the degree allows you to develop your course further towards your interests.
Save for the compulsory project, all other modules are optional. The three computing options allow you to pursue your particular interests in more depth.
The free choice module can be chosen from any School in the University, although you may decide to take another module from the available computing options.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.
A Level Mathematics or equivalent.General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.
Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 Level 3 credits, including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics.
Students are required to have Mathematics at minimum of Grade B and English Language at minimum of Grade C or above at GCSE Level.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.
The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.