Taught course

Computer Science

University of Hertfordshire · School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Equivalent to a UK second-class honours degree in computer science or a similar subject. Applicants with a second-class honours degree in another subject (combined with an appropriate level of computer literacy) can apply but will need to take some foundation modules first. We will also consider applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who we consider to have enough experience and potential to meet the course requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Students study four taught foundation modules in the 1st semester and then choose two specialist modules in the second and a project in the 3rd. Alternatively students may choose to replace up to 30 credits with Master's modules taught by the University's Business School, The foundation modules are: introduction to programming; object-oriented programming; software development tools and methods; professional issues. Specialist modules to choose from are: Artificial life: biology and computation; neural networks, evolutionary computation and robotics; wireless, mobile and ad-hoc networking; mobile, multicast and multimedia networking; secure systems programming; advanced database; web services; distributed systems security; principles and practice of e-learning design and development; multimedia specification, design and production; web scripting and content creation; mobile standards, interfaces and applications.

Information for international students

If English is not the 1st language a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-16 months

Course contact details

01707 284800
01707 284870