Find a courseExpand
Our Computer Science course develops you into a skilled computer scientist. You will gain a strong knowledge of theory and technologies.
Our research groups have high international reputations and close contacts with major companies. Our teaching staff are active researchers and their research directly informs your learning.
We have modern, state-of-the-art workshops, laboratories, computer facilities and media studios. You will study;
- programming tools
- information systems
- the theory of computation
- requirements specification
- software design
- professional issues
You also have the opportunity to spend a year working in industry on a paid placement. When you graduate you will have a sought after qualification and a range of career options such as;
- software development
- computer applications
- managing information.
How to apply
Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
Questions about fees?
Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|Travel and associated costs if relevant when undertaking work placements.||£30-700 per year|
If you are considering bringing your own computer, most of the software we use is on Windows machines though there is some use of Linux. We do not use Apple MacOS and their use is not required but some students do choose to bring MacOS machines so a Mac can be a viable choice if you so wish.
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you will develop core computer science skills. You will study;
- computer programming
- project management
- the software development process
- computer networks and multimedia content
- the mathematics specific to computer science.
In Year 2 you will;
- continue to learn about computer programming
- study the early stages of software development
- learn about security as a programmer and web developer.
You will have weekly lectures by researchers and industrialists. They will share the latest developments in computing.
You will also have the chance to develop your programming skills in C/C++. And learn about databases and web technologies.
In Year 3 you will undertake a project of your choice and expand your skills in a specific area of computing. And you will develop your programming skills. We offer a range of optional modules in;
- computer programming
- computer game development
- artificial intelligence
- software development
- computer networks
- system administration
- computing and business.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Our computing graduates enjoy great success in finding employment in business, industry, research and education. Career opportunities include all aspects of software development, computer applications in organisations, and managing information technology.
Computer Science graduates earn on average £29,000 per year within six months of graduating, which is above the average. Uni Stats
Jobs in computer science are highly varied, and range from developing interactive TV, to network security testing, to games development, to risk management, and much more. Some roles are highly technical, and involve programming, or computer systems design, or mathematical methods. Other roles have a greater focus on business objectives, strategy, communication, people management, or finance.
Information technology related jobs can be found in virtually every type of organisation, both those that develop computer software, such as Microsoft, and those that involve complex IT infrastructures, such as BP, the NHS, and telecommunications companies.
Whatever career interests you, the Computer Science course at Brookes is designed to provide you with the foundations you need for a lifetime, as well as the specialist study for your particular interests at the moment.
Graduates of our programmes have gone on to gain employment with companies such as VISA, Garner, Oxford University, NetSuite, John Lewis, Jaguar Landrover, Google Fibre, Boots the Chemist, Sophos, Cisco, BMW and BT.
The course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.
World-class research and superb links with industry come together to make Oxford Brookes one of the best places in the UK to study technology at postgraduate level, whatever your subject interest.
Our courses, taught by leading academics with active research programmes, are designed to meet the needs of modern industry. Our graduates tell us that the relevance of our courses and the skills they've learnt enable them to achieve their goals and build their careers. And our location in Oxford places us at the heart of one of Europe's biggest concentrations of high-tech businesses.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Information from Discover Uni
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.