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How to Apply

To be considered for entry onto one of our courses you must apply online through the UCAS website. The Cardiff University's code name is CARDF and its code is C15. The course codes of our degree programmes are given below:

UCAS Code
Degree Programme
G400
BSc Computer Science – 3 years
G401
BSc Computer Science (year in industry) - 4 years
G500
BSc Business Information Systems – 3 years
G501
BSc Business Information Systems (year in industry) - 4 years
G600
BSc Software Engineering – 3 years
G601
BSc Software Engineering (year in industry) - 4 years
GLGK
BSc Computer Science with High Performance Computing – 3 years
GKGL
BSc Computer Science with High Performance Computing (year in industry) - 4 years
G4F4
BSc Computer Science with Security and Forensics – 3 years
GKF4
BSc Computer Science with Security and Forensics (year in industry) - 4 years
G4G7
BSc Computer Science with Visual Computing – 3 years
GKG7
BSc Computer Science with Visual Computing (year in industry) - 4 years
 GG14
BSc Joint Honour Computing & Mathematics – 3 years
IG11
BSc Joint Honour Computing & Mathematics –(year in industry) - 4 years

Plese note that we are no longer recruiting for the BSc Computer Science with Biometrics

Entry Requirements

For all courses we require a minimum grade C in both GCSE Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.

A levels

Computer Science; Business Information Systems; Software Engineering; Computer Science with High Performance Computing; Computer Science with Security and Forensics: AAB–ABB from three A-level subjects.

Computer Science with Visual Computing: ABB from three A-level subjects including Mathematics.

Joint Honours Computing & Mathematics: ABB to include an A in A-level Mathematics or Pure Mathematics.

Computer Systems Engineering: ABB from three A-level subjects which must include A-level Mathematics.

A-level students must have three subjects (excluding General Studies). Two AS-levels may be considered in place of a third A-level. Vocational A-levels will be considered.

International Baccalaureate

Computer Science; Business Information Systems Software Engineering; Computer Science with High Performance Computing; Computer Science with Security and Forensics: Obtain Diploma with an overall score of 33 points.

Computer Science with Visual Computing: Obtain Diploma with an overall score of 33 points with a 5/6 in Mathematics at Higher Level.

Computer Systems Engineering: Obtain Diploma with an overall score of 32 points with a 5/6 in Mathematics at Higher Level.

Joint Honours Computing & Mathematics: Obtain Diploma with an overall score of 33 points with a minimum of 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.

European Baccalaureate

Computer Science; Business Information Systems; Software Engineering; Computer Science with High Performance Computing; Computer Science with Security and Forensics: Obtain Diploma with an average of 7.7.

Computer Science with Visual Computing; Computer Systems Engineering: Obtain Diploma with an average of 7.7 with 7.0 in Mathematics.

Joint Honours Computing & Mathematics: Obtain Diploma with an average of 7.7 with 8.0 in Mathematics.

Welsh Baccalaureate

Computer Science; Business Information Systems; Software Engineering; Computer Science with High Performance Computing; Computer Science with Security and Forensics: A pass in the Core plus 2 A-level passes at grade B or higher.

Computer Science with Visual Computing; Computer Systems Engineering: A pass in the core plus 2 A-level passes at grade B or higher which must include Mathematics.

Joint Honours Computing & Mathematics: A pass in the core with an A in A-level Mathematics and a B in another A-level subject.

BTEC

Computer Science; Business Information Systems; Software Engineering; Computer Science with High Performance Computing; Computer Science with Security and Forensics: National Diploma. Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in triple award with a minimum of 15 distinctions from individual modules.

Computer Science with Visual Computing; Computer Systems Engineering: National Diploma in Engineering. Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in triple award with a distinction in all mathematics units and a minimum of 15 distinctions from individual modules.

Joint Honours Computing & Mathematics: Each applicant will be considered on his/her merit.

IRL

Computer Science; Business Information Systems; Software Engineering; Computer Science with High Performance Computing; Computer Science with Security and Forensics: AAABBB.

Computer Science with Visual Computing; Computer Systems Engineering; Joint Honours Computing & Mathematics: AAABBB at Higher Level with A in mathematics.

Scottish Higher

Computer Science; Business Information Systems; Software Engineering; Computer Science with High Performance Computing; Computer Science with Security and Forensics: AAABB.

Computer Science with Visual Computing; Computer Systems Engineering, Joint Honours Computing & Mathematics: AAABB with A in Mathematics.