Entry Requirements and How to Apply

Entry requirements

Candidates should have, or expect to gain, at least a good second class honours BSc degree (or international equivalent e.g. 3.0GPA) in a subject with a substantial element of Computing or Mathematics. Because applications are treated on an individual basis, alternative qualifications may be considered, especially in the case of candidates with relevant work experience. Where English is not the first language of the candidate, the successful applicant must have IELTS 6.0.

Proficiency in English

If your first language is not English you will need to satisfy the University’s English language requirements.

Students educated outside the UK in countries where English is not the first language must provide, before they can be admitted to their chosen degree programme at the University, evidence that they have sufficient command of both spoken and written English.

Acceptable evidence includes:

You will be required to submit originals or certified copies of any certificates and score reports.

How to apply

Please apply for this course online here.  

What you will need

  • A completed online application form
  • A copy of your degree/qualification certificates
  • A copy of your transcripts of modules/courses taken and the marks you received
  • Proof of English language competence, if applicable
  • copy of your CV (if you are relying on work experience);
  • copy of professional certificates (if you are relying on work experience).

If you are relying heavily on your previous work experience instead of academic qualifications, then we will require a reference letter from your current/relevant employer(s).

Tips for making a good application

  • Attach all the relevant supporting documentation to your online application. The offer-making process is much quicker if we have all the relevant information available to make a decision at the point at which we receive your application
  • Try to write a compelling and convincing personal statement. For example, tell us why you want to do this course, what motivates you and what relevant skills and experience you can bring to the course. If there's any information relevant to your application that isn't captured elsewhere on the form, the personal statement is a good place to give it.

What happens after we receive your application

  • If we are satisfied that you meet all of our entry criteria, you will receive an unconditional offer, containing information about how to pay and register for the course.
  • If we require further information from you in order to make a decision, you may receive a conditional offer, telling you what you need to do in order to satisfy our entry requirements. For example, we might need documentary evidence of your qualifications, an academic or professional reference.
  • If we are unable to give you a place on the course, we will write to you and tell you why.

You can speak to a member of our dedicated administration team by telephoning us on +44 (0)116 252 2612 or email them on sep-dl@le.ac.uk. They will talk you through the application process and guide you on what steps you will need to take, in order receive an offer to study.


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Admissions Enquiries:
BSc: +44 (0) 116 252 5280
MSc: +44 (0) 116 252 2265
E: BSc  seadmissions@le.ac.uk
E: MSc  pgadmissions@le.ac.uk

Departmental Enquiries:
T: +44 (0) 116 252 2129/3887
F: +44 (0) 116 252 3604
E: csadmin@mcs.le.ac.uk

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University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom


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