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MEng Computer Science with Study Abroad

Course overview

MEng Computer Science with Study Abroad ()

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: Entry by transfer

You must transfer to this course from MEng Computer Science (UCAS code G403). You cannot apply as an external candidate.


£9,250 per year, home students

£29,000 per year, international students

Fees quoted are for 2023 entry only. Fees for 2024 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2023.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus, Placements

This course provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of computer science. There are extensive opportunities to specialise in a range of advanced areas while gaining skills in system development and enterprise. We review our curriculum constantly to ensure it remains at the leading edge.

Core ideas are introduced in years one and two. You will learn the principles of algorithms and programming, covering three key paradigms: imperative, functional and object-oriented.

You will study mathematics and statistics underpinning modern computer science; how a modern computer architecture is organised; concurrent and networked computing; and the foundations of human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, and theoretical and data-driven computer science.

During your year abroad you will study computer science topics that parallel, as far as possible, our curriculum at Bristol. The University has links with universities in countries such as the US, Hong Kong and Australia. Destinations are subject to change year-on-year. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.

You will return to the University for your fourth year, where you will specialise in further advanced areas of computer science. You will also undertake an individual project, co-created with a supervising member of staff, with opportunities to work with industrial or research partners.

This course is accredited by the following organisations

The BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

Selection process

  • Transfer onto this course is through a selection process in your department or school when you are a registered student.
  • Full information about our selection processes for this course:
  • The admissions statement above relates to 2023 entry. The statement for 2024 entry will be available in summer 2023.
  • Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement:

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