Our partnership with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) provides two pathways for students to graduate with a degree from both institutions in an accelerated timescale.
The ‘3+1+1’ programme enables students who have successfully completed the first three (3) years of their Bachelor's programme at BUPT to join a designated Study Abroad year at Leeds. Students who complete this year (+1) are then eligible to progress directly to a choice Leeds MSc (+1) programmes subject to meeting the minimum entry requirements. Students successfully completing the five year study period graduate with a Bachelor's degree from BUPT and a University of Leeds Masters degree.
Bachelor’s degree (3 years)
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Advanced Computer Science MSc
The ‘1+2’ Masters programme enables students who have successfully completed the MSc programme at Leeds to progress directly to the second year of the BUPT Masters. Students successfully completing this three year study period graduate with a Masters degree from Leeds and a Masters degree from BUPT.
Entry requirements for 3+1+1
For admission to the the Study Abroad Year you’ll need to have successfully completed Years 1-3 at BUPT’s School of Computer Science with an average mark of 75% or higher, together with a nomination from BUPT to enroll onto the Leeds programme. You will also need to achieve the English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (with no less than 6.0 in each component) or an equivalent English language qualification.
Entry requirements for 1+2
For admission you’ll need to have completed an undergraduate degree with at least a 2.1 (or equivalent) in Computing or a related subject area (further pre-requisites may be applied depending on the specific MSc programme chosen at Leeds) and satisfied the selection criteria for BUPT’s Masters in Engineering with major in Computer Technology. You will also need to achieve the English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (with no less than 6.0 in each component) or an equivalent English language qualification.
Improve your English
If you do not meet the English language requirements for either programme you may be able to study our pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level. The pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Engineering (6 weeks) and Language for Science: Engineering (10 weeks). If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
Fees and scholarships
Once you are enrolled at Leeds you’ll receive a scholarship towards the international tuition fee. This is provided as a partial fee waiver for each year of the programme at Leeds, subject to making satisfactory academic progress. Please contact Dr Zhonghong Ou for further information about this scholarship.
Further information and how to apply
3+1+1: you should first apply for the Study Abroad Programme via BUPT - please contact Dr Zhonghong Ou, Vice Dean, School of Computer Science. You should then submit your application to the University of Leeds' Study Abroad Office by the annual deadline of 31st May. When submitting your application please select from the modules listed below.
1+2: you should start the process with BUPT. Upon satisfactory initial assessment, you should then apply via the online application system for the Leeds MSc. The deadline is 31st July but we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible to allow time to apply for a visa.
Further guidance on both options is available from the University of Leeds team based in China and you are encouraged to make contact before applying. The team will guide you on how to apply and how to secure a place in University of Leeds accommodation.
Study abroad programme structure
|COMP3911||Secure Computing (10 credits)|
|COMP3931||Individual Project (40 credits)|
Elective modules (70 credits chosen from):
|COMP3011||Web Services and Web Data (10 credits)|
|COMP3211||Distributed Systems (10 credits)|
|COMP3221||Parallel Computation (10 credits)|
|COMP3222||Mobile Application Development (10 credits)|
|COMP3223||Cryptography (10 credits)|
|COMP3321||Programming Languages (10 credits)|
|COMP3736||Information Visualization (10 credits)|
|COMP3771||User Adaptive Intelligent Systems (10 credits)|
|COMP3778||Decision Modelling (10 credits)|
|COMP3811||Computer Graphics (10 credits)|
|COMP3910||Combinatorial Optimisation (10 credits)|
|COMP3940||Graph Algorithms and Complexity Theory (10 credits)|
Additional electives for BUPT Intelligent Science and Technology students only:
|COMP3611||Machine Learning (10 credits)|
|COMP3631||Intelligent Systems and Robotics (20 credits) - limited places|