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Hello .. I am looking for computer science program BSc/BEng 2024 entry

Hello .. I am looking for computer science undergraduate program BSc/BEng 2024 entry in UK. Which are the universities I can look forward to applying ? How is university of Northampton?.
Original post by MalakAlina
Hello .. I am looking for computer science undergraduate program BSc/BEng 2024 entry in UK. Which are the universities I can look forward to applying ? How is university of Northampton?.


Computer science is a very common course amongst universities. I would preferably know about your background e.g. grades, and what you want to have covered in the course e.g. do you prefer doing an engineering, heavy math degree or something with more programming for example?
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Original post by MindMax2000
Computer science is a very common course amongst universities. I would preferably know about your background e.g. grades, and what you want to have covered in the course e.g. do you prefer doing an engineering, heavy math degree or something with more programming for example?



I from Indian CBSE syllabes, with maths/ physics/ chemistry/ IT subjects .. I have around 80-85% grades average.. predicted .. I am interested in software/ programming/ little bit if hardware knowledge.. I m unclear if BEng or / BSc computer is good for me .. I also need inputs about which universities in UK I can apply with my grades .. thank you
Original post by MalakAlina
I from Indian CBSE syllabes, with maths/ physics/ chemistry/ IT subjects .. I have around 80-85% grades average.. predicted .. I am interested in software/ programming/ little bit if hardware knowledge.. I m unclear if BEng or / BSc computer is good for me .. I also need inputs about which universities in UK I can apply with my grades .. thank you


What are your predicted grades - I know you stated your about 80-85%, do you know what that is in grades?
Original post by MalakAlina
I from Indian CBSE syllabes, with maths/ physics/ chemistry/ IT subjects .. I have around 80-85% grades average.. predicted .. I am interested in software/ programming/ little bit if hardware knowledge.. I m unclear if BEng or / BSc computer is good for me .. I also need inputs about which universities in UK I can apply with my grades .. thank you

According to the following comparison: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/india/entry-requirements, you essentially have AAAA predicted average in terms of UK A Level equivalents. I am not sure if there is a specific score you can get that's higher than the equivalent of A for the CBSE. From an optimistic point of view, you should be able to attend any university in the country, provided you have a good enough personal statement and that you have a good enough English proficiency test score (I recommend Cambridge English because these don't expire: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/, otherwise consider iGCSE English Language).

The UK uses predominantly 3 league tables for university rankings:
https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/courses/search/undergraduate/computer-science
https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2022/sep/24/best-uk-universities-for-computer-science-information-systems-league-table
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-universities-uk-computer-science-degrees
Rankings are subjective and would depend on the metrics used.

If you can afford it, I would try to get into Oxford or Cambridge.
Otherwise, the other top universities should be ones you should look at:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/degrees/computer-science-bsc
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2023/00560/bsc-computer-science/course-details/#course-profile
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/coursefinder/courses/2023/computer-science/
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/computer-science-degree-bsc#modules
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/computer-science-bsc
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/computer-science/computer-science-bsc/#course-details
https://www.durham.ac.uk/study/courses/g400/
https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-2023/computer-science/bsc-computer-science/#course-structure
https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/computerscience/
There are quite a few more courses to go through, but until you confirm with undergrad admissions of the computer science departments of the universities that you want to apply to to see what your grade equivalents are, it's a bit optimistic to say what you should be eligible for.

In terms of BEng or BSc, if you want more programming than hardware knowledge, then go for the BSc. Whilst BEng (an engineering degree) does contain some programming, it would focus more on the hardware than the software (I would still go over the syllabus just to check),

Do note, you can do an MSci or MEng as opposed to just an BSc or BEng. MSci/MEng are integrated masters' degrees, so you go straight onto the master's component after your third year. This would save you applying for an MSc afterwards. Do note, a master's is never necessary to get a job in tech (you strictly don't need a degree, but that's besides the point); the master's is good if you intend to go into academic research though.
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Original post by Afrrcyn
What are your predicted grades - I know you stated your about 80-85%, do you know what that is in grades?

AAB-AAA GRADES hopefully
Original post by MalakAlina
Hello .. I am looking for computer science undergraduate program BSc/BEng 2024 entry in UK. Which are the universities I can look forward to applying ? How is university of Northampton?.

Hello! I'm a final-year Computer Sciene student from Lancaster University. The course allows you to choose a minor subject for the first year too:smile: H ere's a link to the course structure if you are interested, and feel free to ask our Unibuddy ambassadors if you have any questions! All the best!
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/computer-science-bsc-hons-g400/#structure
- Miyuki (Lancaster University FST Student Ambassador)
Original post by MalakAlina
Hello .. I am looking for computer science undergraduate program BSc/BEng 2024 entry in UK. Which are the universities I can look forward to applying ? How is university of Northampton?.


Chiming in here to represent Suffolk too! We have a great course here that I'm currently on, so feel free to ask me any questions. 🙂

https://www.uos.ac.uk/courses/ug/bsc-hons-computing

- Elliot
Original post by MalakAlina
Hello .. I am looking for computer science undergraduate program BSc/BEng 2024 entry in UK. Which are the universities I can look forward to applying ? How is university of Northampton?.


Hi! When I was looking into Universities I found that looking at subject specific UK league tables really helped as you can see lots of different pieces of information in one spot. So that might help you narrow down your search a little bit because I know it can be very overwhelming :smile:
I'm currently just finishing my first year at Heriot-Watt doing BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) so if you have any questions specific about that course or our Uni in particular I'd be happy to answer them.
We have a lot of different types of computer science courses at Heriot-Watt with some specialising in Data Science, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Games Programming and more. But I'll link the base computer science course page for you incase you want to have a look :smile:
https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/study/undergraduate/computer-science-bsc.htm

- Jessica (Heriot-Watt, Computer Science & AI student, 1st year)
Hi! I'm in my final year as a Computer Science student at Lancaster and I've really enjoyed my time here so I'll put in a good word for my university and add onto Miyuki :biggrin:

I'm not sure what the grade equivalents are but our course has A Level requirements of AAB. The course page can be found here. Lancaster is consistently ranked in the top 15 on the following league tables: Complete University Guide (11), The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (12), and The Guardian University Guide (14).

If you're interested specifically in software development/engineering, Lancaster offers a BSc in Software Engineering too. Software Engineering has more of a focus on group projects and developing software compared to Computer Science which may interest you. The current Software Engineering third-year students had two projects based on a micro bit! If you like hardware, we have a few optional modules that touch on that, specifically Embedded Systems in 3rd year.

Here's the link to the portal for international students. Lancaster's student population includes a lot of international students, approximately 25%!

Let me know if you have any questions. Best of luck!

- Sophia (Student Ambassador)
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Original post by HWU StudentRep 3
Hi! When I was looking into Universities I found that looking at subject specific UK league tables really helped as you can see lots of different pieces of


information in one spot. So that might help you narrow down your search a little bit because I know it can be very overwhelming :smile:
I'm currently just finishing my first year at Heriot-Watt doing BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) so if you have any questions specific about that course or our Uni in particular I'd be happy to answer them.
We have a lot of different types of computer science courses at Heriot-Watt with some specialising in Data Science, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Games Programming and more. But I'll link the base computer science course page for you incase you want to have a look :smile:
https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/study/undergraduate/computer-science-bsc.htm

- Jessica (Heriot-Watt, Computer Science & AI student, 1st year)

Thankx for your response .. I have a few questions .. how is BSc ( hons) different from BEng computer course . Is the first year BSc computer has same course module or different for say artificial intelligence/ cybersecurity etc?
How is Heriot watt for international students ? Are there any scholarships? How’s the teaching / student life ? .. sorry asking too many things !!!
Reply 11
Original post by University of Suffolk student
Chiming in here to represent Suffolk too! We have a great course here that I'm currently on, so feel free to ask me any questions. 🙂

https://www.uos.ac.uk/courses/ug/bsc-hons-computing

- Elliot

Hi .. thanks for responding.. what grades are sufficient into the university BSc computers? How is the teaching ? Student life in campus
Original post by MalakAlina
Thankx for your response .. I have a few questions .. how is BSc ( hons) different from BEng computer course . Is the first year BSc computer has same course module or different for say artificial intelligence/ cybersecurity etc?
How is Heriot watt for international students ? Are there any scholarships? How’s the teaching / student life ? .. sorry asking too many things !!!


Hi, no worries I love questions!

A BSc course is a bachelor of science and a BEng is a bachelor of engineering. I don't claim to be an expert on the differences but from my understanding a BSc focuses more on science disciplines while BEng is more engineering based, so in computer science that would translate to BSc focusing more on computer theory and BEng more on computer design. But to be honest there's not much in it from what I know.

At Heriot all our computer science students study together for the first 3 years then in year 4 it starts to specialise, this means you also have until then to decide if the specialisation is something you want to do whether you have applied for it or not.

I'm not an international student myself so I couldn't necessarily speak to that experience but around a third of the students that attend Heriot come from outside the UK and I know that we have excellent student societies that a lot of our international students love. Also at the start of the year the students union puts on day trips to go to the museum, visit castles, do harry potter walks which happen weekly which is a great way to meet new students outside of classes and is something that our international and non international students enjoy.

We do have many scholarships, this is the link and if you scroll down you can see who to email and they'll let you know the full requirements:
https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/fees/scholarships-bursaries.htm

Teaching is awesome! Like anywhere you are going to find lecturers that suit your style of teaching better than others but so far it's been excellent for me. The lecturers are great at uploading the lecture notes if your like me and want to redo all your notes afterwards because they get a tad scribbly during the lecture. They're great at answering emails about any questions I have. Coursework is pretty prominent in the degree which works well for me because you can do it on your own time. During coursework there's sessions you can go to to ask questions in person or you can just send an email whenever. A fun one is the lecture theatres, I don't know why but coming up to Uni lectures would just be in a hall but some of them are in proper theatres with the tiered seats like you see in American movies, which I always find fun.

Student Life, again awesome. My first year has been great. During welcome week I got all the contacts of most the people on my course and we created a massive group chat and from then on we've been going out to the city together and helping each other out when we're stressed about exams. As Heriot-Watt is located in Edinburgh there's just SO much to do. From moving up here Edinburgh has quickly become my favourite city ever, there's always bagpipes or bands playing and so much greenery. You have a castle to explore a lot of beaches to go visit and all the shops. If your interested I'd suggest having a look on YouTube for tours round Edinburgh, it wont give you the exact feeling of being here but you'll get an idea of what it's like.

Anything I missed just let me know :smile:

- Jessica
Heriot-Watt, 1st year Computer Science & AI
Original post by Heriot-Watt Uni
Hi, no worries I love questions!
A BSc course is a bachelor of science and a BEng is a bachelor of engineering. I don't claim to be an expert on the differences but from my understanding a BSc focuses more on science disciplines while BEng is more engineering based, so in computer science that would translate to BSc focusing more on computer theory and BEng more on computer design. But to be honest there's not much in it from what I know.
At Heriot all our computer science students study together for the first 3 years then in year 4 it starts to specialise, this means you also have until then to decide if the specialisation is something you want to do whether you have applied for it or not.
I'm not an international student myself so I couldn't necessarily speak to that experience but around a third of the students that attend Heriot come from outside the UK and I know that we have excellent student societies that a lot of our international students love. Also at the start of the year the students union puts on day trips to go to the museum, visit castles, do harry potter walks which happen weekly which is a great way to meet new students outside of classes and is something that our international and non international students enjoy.
We do have many scholarships, this is the link and if you scroll down you can see who to email and they'll let you know the full requirements:
https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/fees/scholarships-bursaries.htm
Teaching is awesome! Like anywhere you are going to find lecturers that suit your style of teaching better than others but so far it's been excellent for me. The lecturers are great at uploading the lecture notes if your like me and want to redo all your notes afterwards because they get a tad scribbly during the lecture. They're great at answering emails about any questions I have. Coursework is pretty prominent in the degree which works well for me because you can do it on your own time. During coursework there's sessions you can go to to ask questions in person or you can just send an email whenever. A fun one is the lecture theatres, I don't know why but coming up to Uni lectures would just be in a hall but some of them are in proper theatres with the tiered seats like you see in American movies, which I always find fun.
Student Life, again awesome. My first year has been great. During welcome week I got all the contacts of most the people on my course and we created a massive group chat and from then on we've been going out to the city together and helping each other out when we're stressed about exams. As Heriot-Watt is located in Edinburgh there's just SO much to do. From moving up here Edinburgh has quickly become my favourite city ever, there's always bagpipes or bands playing and so much greenery. You have a castle to explore a lot of beaches to go visit and all the shops. If your interested I'd suggest having a look on YouTube for tours round Edinburgh, it wont give you the exact feeling of being here but you'll get an idea of what it's like.
Anything I missed just let me know :smile:
- Jessica
Heriot-Watt, 1st year Computer Science & AI

Hi, Please let me know which universities will accept me in Bsc Computer Science with AAD in my A levels. Thanks

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