Please note: from 2018 entry onwards this course has been renamed 'Computer Science with Business Studies'. This is a change to the course title only and does not affect the content in any way.
What will I learn?
This course is designed for individuals with a talent and passion for technology, and a desire to work at the forefront of industry. It assumes no prior knowledge of Computer Science or programming and will enable you to develop skills and expertise in Computer Science before going on to apply these to the study of Management.
Course content emphasises Computer Science as 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 understanding 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 realworld problems. In addition, our graduates leave with many industrially relevant, transferable skills, e.g. communication, teamwork and planning, which meet the needs of the world’s most desirable employers.
How will I learn?
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.
How will I be assessed?
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.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?
We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.
A Level AAA including Mathematics
International Baccalaureate 38 points, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
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. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.
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 nformation please visit the international entry requirements page.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
Open Days Offer holders are invited to a Departmental Open Day. These are held between early November and early March. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us. Candidates living outside the UK are welcome to visit at any time.
What modules could I study?
Year 1 lays the foundations for you to develop a deeper understanding of computer science. You will study core modules in advanced mathematics, programming, algorithms and computer architecture, as well as a range of optional modules in areas of your choosing.
Year 2 builds on your knowledge and skills by giving you the chance to explore areas such as operating systems, computer networks, software engineering, artificial intelligence and the theory of computation. You will further your scientific view of the discipline and acquire a set of industry-ready skills, most notably through a group software engineering project undertaken with one of our international industrial partners.
Year 3 refocuses your study on modules in the Warwick Business School, where world-leading academics and industry professionals will teach you about business and management practices. Here you can select from an extensive range of management and business modules, encompassing areas such as marketing, finance, information systems and corporate strategy. The option of spending a year in industry or studying abroad is available to all students. Regardless of whether you decide to take a year away, there are ample opportunities to gain experience through internships during summer vacations, ensuring you have the chance to apply your knowledge and skills.
Find out more about modules and course structure on the Department of Computer Science website
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Where can my degree take me?
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: BAE Systems, GCHQ, Accenture, Goldman Sachs, IBM.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Application Developer, Analysis Programmer, Graduate Software Developer, Computer Security Specialist, Risk Assessor.
A level: AAA including Mathematics
IB: 38 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
Department of Computer Science
Rob Hannay - Computer Science
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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.
For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.