Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Degree Apprenticeships

Undergraduate banner

Develop knowledge and expertise in computer science fundamentals while applying your skills to deliver change in your organisation.

Computer Science and Technology Solutions

A Computer Science and Technology Solutions apprenticeship is aligned with the Digital and Technology Solutions ProfessionalLink opens in a new window standard. It is a great opportunity to earn a Warwick degree whilst employed in a technology role. As an apprentice you'll earn both a degree and an apprenticeship over four years.

The Department currently offers two streams of the Digital and Technology Solutions Professional degree apprenticeship standard:

  • Software Engineer
  • Data Analyst

What is a Degree Apprenticeship?

The Department of Computer Science works together with employers to decide a programme of study. This is delivered in accordance with an approved apprenticeship standard, which has been developed by a group of 'trailblazer' employers. The standard outlines recognised skills and knowledge which employers need.

Learning and teaching

The BSc Computer Science and Technology Solutions is delivered through a combination of residential courses, blended learning and work-based projects.

The rigorous academic content will give you a good understanding of the discipline so you are well prepared for a role in the fast paced technology industry. Our teaching is research-led and many of your lecturers are internationally renowned in cutting-edge domains.

You will attend Warwick for up to six weeks in one-week and two-week long study blocks per year, staying on campus with other degree apprentices. During these blocks you will attend lectures, seminars and lab sessions.

Blended elements of the course, including lectures and online collaborative work, are supported by University’s electronic Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE will supplement and further the learning begun during residentials, as well as providing academic support for ongoing projects in the workplace.

What you’ll be doing

As you progress through your apprenticeship you will gain more knowledge and experience.

You can expect to be stretched and challenged, but supported throughout your apprenticeship as you focus on building-up the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you need to be successful in the workplace. This is an exciting and demanding apprenticeship, so we’re looking for exceptional, engaged and motivated people who are passionate about the industry and being part of a once in a lifetime educational and training experience.

We expect strong communicators, team players and a desire to learn both at the university and on the job. You’ll need to set yourself high standards and be able to balance and overcome the pressures of integrated work and university studies that leads to two qualifications.


Employer partners supporting this degree programme represent a range of sectors including finance, telecommunications, energy and scientific research.

If you are interested in taking on degree apprentices, or would like to upskill your staff please contact

Benefits of hiring an apprentice

Read about the many ways in which employers and employees benefit from a degree apprenticeship.


A degree apprenticeship offers a debt-free path to a university education. Your tuition fees for this degree will be paid for by your employer and you’ll also be earning a competitive apprenticeship salary.

School leavers must have employment to enrol in an apprenticeship. Contact us at and we can guide you to local employers who work with us on our apprenticeship programmes.

You can contact employers directly but not all employers understand the benefits of hiring apprentices. These links will help you talk to your employer or future employer about supporting your apprenticeship.

Become an apprentice

Read everything you need to know to become an apprentice.

Department of Computer Science

Degree Apprenticeship

Entrance Requirements

Our programme has been devised to accommodate both school leavers (new entrants directly into the business) and the up-skilling of existing staff.

A Levels

Grades AAA (to include mathematics). Applicants with a strong academic profile but lacking grade A or higher in mathematics will be subject to additional assessment.

Vocational Qualifications including BTEC and T Levels

Vocational qualifications may be acceptable on their own or in conjunction with other qualifications depending on the course. Applicants require A level mathematics at grade A or higher, or be subject to additional mathematics assessment.

For up-skilling existing staff

Candidates with non-traditional qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis subject to the employers recruitment process and an appropriate mathematics assessment set by the University of Warwick. Please contact us to discuss your circumstances.

Essential information

BSc. 4 years full time

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Paid by your employer

Other course costs
Your employer will be notified in advanced by the programme manager when there is an additional cost associated with services such as academic texts, course notes, field trips, etc.

For enquiries on this degree programme, please contact

This information is applicable for 2024 entry.