Aston Online Computer Science BSc

Computer Science (BSc)

Empowering the Next Generation of Tech Innovators: Transform your passion into a profession.

Study a flexible, affordable degree built for online learners. Aston University empowers you to enhance your employability and tackle real-world problems with a curriculum enriched by strong links to industry.

Start date
September, January, May
Study mode
100% Online
48 months
Total tuition fees

Programme Overview

Our Computer Science (BSc) programme offers aspiring technology professionals a comprehensive education that bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Designed for newcomers and those looking to deepen their expertise, the curriculum is designed to teach you the fundamentals of computer science that can be applied to the latest trends to keep you ahead of the curve. From mastering code to exploring the world of AI, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and skills that top computing and technology employers look out for.

Whether you're aiming to become a software engineer, a technical innovator, or a digital leader, this programme equips you with the skills, knowledge, and connections to turn your ambition into a successful career in the dynamic technology innovation landscape.

Accredited Degree: Accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) to achieve a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) qualification.

Triple Gold: Aston University has been awarded Triple Gold – the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023

Top 15: The Computer Science BSc is ranked Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects 'On-Track' (Complete University Guide 2023).

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What You Will Learn

  • Foundations of Computer Science: Examining the core principles and theories that underpin computer science, including algorithms, data structures, and computational thinking.
  • Programming Proficiency: Gain expertise in multiple programming languages (Java, HTML, PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Python) to solve complex problems and build innovative software solutions.
  • Web Development and Design: Learn the fundamentals of web design, including markup, styling, databases, and server-side scripting, to create engaging and functional websites.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Explore the cutting-edge fields of AI and machine learning, understand their applications, and begin to program intelligent systems.
  • Software Engineering Practices: Master software development lifecycles, design processes, documentation, and teamwork to deliver robust software solutions.
  • Information Security and Network Services: Ensure the security and efficiency of data and network infrastructure, which is crucial for the integrity and performance of modern digital systems.
  • Professional Skills Development: Enhancing key professional skills such as project management, time management, communication, and teamwork.

Why Study Online With Aston University?

Aston Online offers various advantages, making it an appealing choice for prospective students globally.

Flexibility and convenience – fit your studies into your work/life balance.

Built for online – interactive, engaging, and purpose-designed curriculum available 24/7.

Affordable – spread the cost, pay monthly or in instalments, and earn as you learn.

Supported – dedicated student support and online tutors.

Expert tutors - staff with industry experience and experts in their fields.

Empowering creativity – complimentary full access to Adobe Creative Cloud tools for developing dynamic multimedia content and presentations through video, graphics and audio.

Transparent pricing – apply for free, with no hidden costs.

Ready for work and life – rigorous academic standards and curriculum focusing on the skills sought by employers (for now and the future).

Why Study Computer Science
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My passion for my personal development through life-long learning was my driving force to pursue this programme.

I originally wanted the traditional in-campus study option, but that would mean quitting my job. At that time, I had assumed a mid-level management role in my company responsible for formulating objectives with top-level management and translating those objectives down into actions. This was an exciting and challenging role which I wanted to build experience in. Thus, I considered the online study option as it gives me the opportunity to learn and work concurrently.
Chidi Okafor, Aston University Online Student
Chidi Okafor Aston University Online Student

Career Prospects

Aston graduates from this versatile and globally in-demand degree have gone on to successful roles for a range of employers, such as: Capgemini, Microsoft, Toyota, Unisys, Coca-Cola, IBM UK, Ford, Hewlett Packard, Logica CMG, HSBC and PCMS.

Recent graduates have gone onto roles including:

Skilled Software Engineers: Object-oriented software design and implementation, tackling challenges in varied computing environments.

Technical Analyst: Specialists in technology assessment; these professionals analyse systems and processes to boost business efficiency and technological innovation.

IT Compliance Consultant: Experts in regulatory frameworks ensure that organisations' IT practices adhere strictly to legal standards and industry best practices for data security and compliance.

Software Developer: Creative and solution-oriented, these developers design, test, and implement software solutions, tailoring applications to meet the evolving needs of businesses and consumers.

New Media Programmer: Pioneers in digital innovation, they integrate multimedia and interactive elements, programming content that captivates in the digital age.

Systems Analyst: Strategists in system design, they dissect business requirements to develop technical solutions that streamline and enhance organisational operations.

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Programme Structure

Our Computer Science (BSc) programme is comprised of 12 compulsory modules aimed at building your understanding of computer science practices and equipping you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to thrive in today’s dynamic technology landscape.

Each credit of study is equivalent to 10 learning hours (e.g. 12 credits reflects 120 hours of learning).

Optional modules are reviewed each year and may change to reflect the expertise of staff, current trends in research, as a result of student feedback, or demand for certain modules.

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Entry Requirements

Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students on all online undergraduate programmes. Please contact the Admissions team at to check qualifications in your country.

A Levels

  • BBB (standard offer)
    BBC if grade B achieved in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or Core Maths
    BCC (contextual offer)

Contextual Offers

Aston Ready is our contextual offer scheme that could reduce your undergraduate offer by one or two grades. Assessed at the point of application, there are no additional forms to fill in.


Alternative Entry Requirements

We take a holistic approach in evaluating applications. The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this programme for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire prior to application whether their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor. The Admissions team will consider both prior accredited and experiential learning.

Please contact the Admissions Team prior to making your application:

International Students

Students from over 120 countries choose to study with us every year. You can check qualifications in your country here, including equivalent qualifications from Africa, Americas, Australia, North East Asia, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Western and Central Asia.

Have a question about our international entry requirements for online programmes? Email us at:

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

  • Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma: DDM
  • Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering with an overall grade of Distinction 
  • National Diploma and Diploma: DM plus 1 A-level at minimum Grade B 
  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering with an overall grade of Distinction 
  • Foundation or 90 credits Diploma: DM plus 2 A-level minimum grade B 
  • National Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma: M plus 2 A-level minimum Grade B
  • Certificate/ National Certificate Level 3: Not accepted

Find Out If You Qualify

If you have any questions about your eligibility or the application process, please get in touch with the Aston Online Admissions Team:


Call: +44 (0) 121 824 6374 

Our office is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00 GMT

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