Computer Science, BSc Hons

  • The Computer Science degree is structured to provide you with a firm grasp of the science underpinning computer and software systems
  • Provide practical experience developing systems using the latest generation of technologies
  • Develop personal and professional skills that enable you to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace
  • A solid background in computer science puts you in an excellent position to advance to more specialised fields
  • Students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society, the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining standards in the profession
  • Opportunities to take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Java certifications.

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

This degree is structured to provide you with a firm grasp of the science underpinning computer and software technologies through practical experience in developing systems using latest generation technologies. In addition, you will be assisted in developing personal and professional skills to enable you to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations. With a solid background in computer science, you will be in an excellent position to advance to more specialised fields.

Opportunities exist within the programme to take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Java certifications. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society, the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining standards in the profession.

Ranking

Our computer science degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques
  • To familiarise you with the issues and concerns involved in computer systems development
  • To equip you to deal with the demands of working in the IT industry.

What you'll study

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Project.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Careers

This degree can help you find a career as an independent IT consultant or in a consultancy team. You could be building, maintaining and supporting modern computing systems, or creating Internet and e-commerce applications. You may also find work in software engineering, IT support, research, teaching and training.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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