- Computer labs
Computer science is more than just programming. It is about problem-solving and creativity. Our range of optional modules allows you to explore the areas of computer science that excite you. These include user experience design, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
You'll take part in a group project in year two which prepares you for designing and creating the computer systems of the future. Many projects are in collaboration with industry. Previous students have worked with Capital One, Experian, IBM and UniDays. All these companies have offices in Nottingham. This project is great for your CV and can help you make contacts ready for when you start your career.
You may recognise some of our tutors from the Computerphile YouTube series. It is this inspiring teaching that you can expect at Nottingham.
The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. This content was last updated on Tuesday 28 February 2023.
You will be given a copy of our marking criteria which provides guidance on how your work is assessed. Your work will be marked in a timely manner and you will receive regular feedback. The pass mark for each module is 40%.
Your final degree classification will be based on marks gained for your second and subsequent years of study. Year two is worth 33% with year three worth 67%.
As a guide, one credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. You will spend around half of your time in lectures, tutorials, mentoring sessions and computer labs. The remaining time is spent in independent study. Tutorial groups are usually made up of eight students. They meet every other week during term-time. Core modules are taught by a mixture of professors, associate professors and teaching associates with help from PhD students and research staff.
Our graduates are developing the future of computer science. From start-ups to international companies, they are working in roles such as:
If research is something that interests you then you could continue studying for a masters or PhD. Our graduates have gone on to work in companies such as:
Our graduates have gone on to work in companies such as:
Other opportunities to help your employability
The Nottingham Internship Scheme provides a range of work experience opportunities and internships throughout the year.
The Nottingham Advantage Award is our free scheme to boost your employability. There are over 200 extracurricular activities to choose from.
Average starting salary and career progression
91.8% of undergraduates from the School of Computer Science secured employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £32,104.*
* HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020 data extracted from the University of Nottingham Graduate Outcomes dashboard.
Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.
Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers.*
*Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research.
British Computer Society (BCS)
Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.