BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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Key information


BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Types of study

Full time


Three or four years depending on entry qualifications

Start date

September 2024


Computer Science / Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study model

2+2, 4+0

Note: For the 2+2 study model courses, the student will spend the last two years at our UK campus. For the 4+0 study model courses, the student will spend the entire degree programme in Ningbo, China with 'study abroad' opportunities from year three.

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Entry requirements

Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three-year degree programme, or a four-year programme with a preliminary year. The preliminary year enables you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.

Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin here. If your country is not listed, please email

If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese prospectus.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. The minimum requirements for our preliminary year entry are listed below:

  • IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any element
  • PTE Academic 59 (minimum 53)
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking) 

The minimum requirements for our qualifying year entry are listed below:

  • IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0
  • PTE Academic 71 (minimum 65)
  • TOEFL iBT 90 (minimum 19 in Writing) 

Minimum age requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of “admission” is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis. If your parents or guardians provide their written agreement, in advance, to additional safeguards and requirements. Visit here for more information.

Course overview

This degree course is designed to produce high-quality graduates that command a sound technical knowledge of the broad aspects of computer science.

You will gain an appreciation of current computing practice and skills that you can apply immediately after graduation.

A Computer Science degree from the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China will ensure you are perfectly positioned to understand how to programme modern computers of various kinds, including high-performance computing, personal computers, smartphones, games consoles, robotics and embedded systems.

You will also be equipped to design and implement the systems of the future, whether these are traditional software systems or intelligent software/hardware systems that are widely used in various fields.

Special features

  • The school of Computer Science is ranked 8th in the UK for research quality.
  • Our courses are taught by academic staff carrying out world-class research, whose interests cover all aspects of computer science.
  • We provide high-quality teaching and a well-equipped and supportive learning environment.
  • You will develop self and group-management skills through the course works, which will be invaluable in the workplace.
  • You will have the opportunity to spend the last two years of your study at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Studying experience in UNNC is good and inspiring to me. Experiences of working in the student's union helped me to build up the capabilities of organization and communication. In Computer Science at UNNC, I have the first time to do real-life development. It gives me the taste of leading a group, and practicing what I have learnt in the past.

Yichen Pan received a master's degree in Computer Science (MachineLearning and Systems) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and is currently a Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn USA.

Course structure

The degree is offered as a three or four-year programme depending on your entry qualification.

For domestic students, the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system. It is based on a four-year programme with the possibility of spending two years at the University of Nottingham, UK campus.

For international students, with relevant qualifications, the course structure follows the UK higher education system. It is based on a three-year programme with the possibility of spending two years at the University of Nottingham, UK campus.


Our BSc Computer Science degree course has been accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), and an exemption is granted from parts one and two of the BCS examination.

Careers and further study

Our graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs which require a combination of technical excellence and an international perspective. They have gone on to work at major technology companies, such as Adobe, Google, IBM and Microsoft, and are involved in creating the latest hardware and software products. Many of our graduates have started their own companies and often look for employees among our current students.


  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

Further study

The Department of Computer Science offers BSc Hons Computer Science and BSc Hons Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence .

Out of 119 graduates from the Department of Computer Science in 2023, 108 chose to continue their studies, 6 went directly to work.

Among students going into further study, 72.2% were admitted into top 50 universities worldwide. In addition, 4 graduates were admitted into the PhD programme at University of Nottingham Ningbo China.



University of Cambridge 1
University of Oxford 1
Imperial College London 11
Columbia University 2
National University of Singapore 1
University College London 9
Yale University 1
Cornell University 1
University of California, San Diego 1
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 2
The University of Sydney 1
The University of New South Wales 1
The University of Edinburgh 16
New York University 5
Northwestern University 2
Washington University in St. Louis 1
Duke University 3
Nanyang Technological University 1
Carnegie Mellon University 3
The University of Manchester 6
The Australian National University 3
The University of Queensland 1
Monash University 3
University of Amsterdam 1
University of Pittsburgh 1
Grand Total 78


*The highest ranking of the school within four authoritative research institutions is used for statistics: QS’s 2024 World University Ranking, ARWU’s 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities, US News’s 2023 Best Global Universities Rankings, and Times Higher Education’s 2023 World University Ranking. 


Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships.

Historically, nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Please check here for scholarship types and policies for applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas countries. If you are a mainland Chinese student, please visit the Chinese language prospectus.

More information

Click here to see more about Module Catalogue and Programme Specifications

Contact us

Student Recruitment and Admission Office

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

T. +86 (0574) 8818 0182

Faculty Office of Science and Engineering

Room 427, Sir Peter Mansfield Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


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