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Computer Science with Business Studies (BSc) (Course full)


Please note: this course is full for 2019 entry.

Please note: the entry requirements for this course for 2019 entry have changed. The information on this page shows the new entry requirements, please read these carefully before applying.


Full-time 2019 entry, A*AA, IB 39

Our partnership with Warwick Business School provides you with a flexible combination of computer science and business, making you attractive to employers who value technical skills and commercial awareness in their graduates.

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We assume no prior knowledge of Computer Science or programming, just a talent and passion for technology and the desire to apply your skills to a business environment. Computer Science is a rigorous discipline that is fundamentally related to mathematics and physical science. You’ll acquire technical skills in software engineering, algorithm analysis and system design while increasing your knowledge of business and management practices. Software engineering projects conducted throughout your degree are taught in conjunction with industry professionals and give you the opportunity to test your skills against real-world problems.

Your first year will give you the background and skills to develop a deeper understanding of Computer Science including mathematical theory, programming and design of information structures. The second year builds on this foundation to further your understanding of areas such as operating systems, computer networks and software engineering.

In your third year you’ll attend Warwick Business School, where world-leading academics and industry professionals will teach you about business and management practices. You may, for example, take modules covering marketing and strategy, finance and entrepreneurship.

In the first two years of the course, students are expected to study a core group of modules and to make up the required normal load for the year by choosing a set of optional modules. The third year comprises entirely of optional WBS modules. There may be requirements to be satisfied by the module choices: that a minimum number be chosen from a specific list or that some have prerequisites.

Our courses offer a balance of core material delivered through lectures, small-group seminars and hands-on laboratory sessions. Approximately a quarter of your time is spent in timetabled classes, with the remainder being used for private study, completing assignments and projects, and practical work in the dedicated computing laboratories, which are open 24/7.

Your performance on most modules will be assessed by a combination of coursework and written examination. The coursework may be individual or group work involving programming, research, writing and presentation. The final-year project work is fully assessed by a presentation and project reports. Each year contributes to the final degree classification, typically in the ratio of 10:30:60 for a BSc degree.

You can spend a year at one of our partner institutions overseas. We have an established exchange programme with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, which provides opportunities for our students to experience teaching and learning at another world leading institution. In addition to benefitting from a rich cultural experience, students returning from studying overseas exhibit an international profile that is attractive to potential employers.

We provide support for students wanting to spend a year in industry by promoting opportunities, hosting departmental careers fairs and offering one-to-one sessions with our departmental careers advisor. Intercalated year students are supported by their personal tutor and our Industrial Liaison Team during their year in industry. Students working in the UK are visited by academic representatives to review their development during the year.

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charlotte taylor 3"The computer science modules usually have designated lab time to put into practice what you’re learning... The layers of support here at Warwick can be great, and really do help out in first year when the jump from A-Level is pretty huge..."

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A level: A*AA to include A in Mathematics

  • IB: 39 with 6,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects to including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics

    You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

    Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units, and grade A in A level Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Further Information

  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us. We want to make our admissions process as straightforward as possible, so find out more about how to make an application, alongside the latest entry requirements.

Year 1
  • Programming for Computer Scientists
  • Design of Information Structures
  • Mathematics for Computer Scientists I
  • Mathematics for Computer Scientists II
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Professional Skills

Year 2

  • Operating Systems and Computer Networks
  • Database Systems
  • Formal Languages
  • Algorithms
  • Software Engineering
  • Logic and Verification
Year 3

In the third year you will select from an extensive list of WBS modules. Some may be linked to prerequisite modules. For example, if you would like to study International Marketing, generally you will need to have also chosen the Marketing module earlier in the year.

Selection of optional modules that current students are studying

Web Development Technologies; Business Data Analytics; Computer Security; Mathematical Programming; Algorithmic Graph Theory; Artificial Intelligence; Functional Progamming; Simulation; Marketing; Design in Business; Company Law; Accounting in Context; Corporate Strategy; Behavioural Economics; Organisational Analysis; Starting a Business; Enterprise Information Systems; Consumer Behaviour; Supply Chain Management; Global Sourcing and Innovation.

  • BAE Systems
  • GCHQ
  • Accenture
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
Job titles
  • Application Developer
  • Analysis Programmer
  • Graduate Software Developer
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Risk Assessor

Entry Requirements

A level: A*AA to include A in Mathematics

  • IB: 39 with 6,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics

    UCAS Code

    Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

    3 years full time

    Start Date

    24 September 2019

    Location of study
    University of Warwick, Coventry

    Tuition fees
    Find out more about fees and funding

    Other course costs
    There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

    This information is applicable for 2019 entry.