BSc Honours Computer Science with Law

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This course will not be offered from 2015-2016 onwards.

Computers are increasingly used in the administration of justice and the legal profession is placing more reliance on their use, especially for information retrieval systems. Computer specialists are also becoming involved in legal issues such as freedom of information and copyright. The degree of Computer Science with Law produces graduates who can meet these emerging needs. Graduates will normally work as professional computer scientists (or in related managerial areas) rather than as professional lawyers.

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The BSc Honours Computer Science with Law degree is accredited by the British Computer Society. The degree is recognised as partially satisfying the academic requirements for CITP (Chartered Information Technology Professional) registration.

Course Structure

Year 1 : Students are introduced to Law and Programming and the other basic notions of Computer Science. In addition, students may take one elective class.

Year 2 : Further Law classes are combined with classes which form the basis for advanced study of the software-related side of Computer Science. As in Year 1, students can select one elective class.

Year 3 : The compulsory core of the degree develops software-related skills in Computer Science (either a group or an individual project is required) and knowledge of those areas of law which comprise the professional heart of the subject. Further study is by a selection of classes available in the two areas.

Year 4 : All students tackle an individual practical project that combines the study of Computer Science and Law. Classes are chosen from the Honours range available in Computer Science and in Law.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a knowledge of computing and the law are useful assets to any business. The legal aspects of computing are becoming increasingly complex, so that designers and computer users need specialists who are competent in both fields.


Dr Alex Coddington | Isla Ross

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Sep 2015 entry to full-time BSc Hons computer science with law (Admission Code : G4M1)

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Graduate employers have been very impressed with the variety within the
Computer Science with Law degree, commenting that I was able to bring
‘something extra’ to them. I believe this has afforded me greater opportunities in the increasingly competitive graduate market. - Shaun Gibson, 
Graduate (2005)