UCAS points: 112 - preferably including a science subject
A-Level: BBC or equivalent
International Baccalaureate: 30 points, preferably including science
BTEC: DDM profile, preferably in a science subject
We would prefer it if all the above qualifications include science subjects.
For combined honours, normally the offer will lie between the offer quoted for each subject.
We are happy to consider all types of entry qualification, so if you don't have one of those mentioned above, do get in touch with us and we can discuss the possibilities. Applications from mature students with few academic qualifications, but who have a substantial history of relevant employment, are also welcome.
A new UCAS Tariff point system is being introduced for students applying to start university in September 2017, which uses a qualification’s size and grades to calculate total Tariff points under a brand new system. Therefore the Tariff points for 2017 entry look very different from 2016 entry - the 2017 BBC equivalent for this course will be 112 UCAS points for 2017. Please visit the UCAS website for more information.
Do you accept applications for entry with credit?
Yes, we consider applications, from all parts of the world, for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutor. The minimum amount of time you need to study with us is one year. If you would like more information about whether you are eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree, foundation degree, etc, please contact us.
What if I already have A-level Computing?
Our course covers many topics you will not have seen before, even if you have already taken A-level Computer Studies or a course such as a BTEC Level 3 qualification in a computing subject. Having a pre-university qualification will not be enough to exempt you from taking any first-year modules, because we want to make sure that we give you a quality introduction to all the relevant topics.
What can I do if I don’t have the required qualifications?
If you don't have the right qualifications to apply for a place on one of our degree courses, we may be able to consider you for our Computing Foundation course, which has UCAS Code G406. This course, which lasts one year, is an excellent preparation for any of our computing degree courses.
Passing the foundation course allows you to progress directly onto one of our degree courses the following year. The entry requirements for the foundation course are quite flexible, but as a guide we are looking for something like DD at A-Level or the equivalent in another qualification. Again we are happy to discuss individual cases and actively encourage mature students who have been out of the education system for some time.
Specific entry requirements
GCSE: Mathematics at grade C minimum, and grade C minimum in English Language
Do I need to know about computing or networking before I start?
No,our first year modules will quickly get you up to speed. Any previous experience you have might help you to get started more comfortably but even if you think you know a lot about computing or networking already, there will still be many new things for you to learn.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Please see the University's standard English language requirements
International and EU applications
Preparation courses for EU students
We offer a range of courses to help students meet the academic and English language entry requirements for their courses and also familiarise them with university life.
Find out more about the international foundation pathways we offer and our pre-sessional English language courses.
Country specific entry requirements
If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information and local representatives who can help you to apply, please have a look at our country specific information pages.
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
How to apply
Full-time students should apply for this course through UCAS.
Part-time students should apply directly to the university.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.