Computer Science, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Students can take optional specialisms in Networking, Cyber Security, Data Science, Computer Games or study for a generic Computer Science degree
  • This degree is designed to provide you with a firm grasp of the science underpinning computer and software systems
  • Provides practical experience developing systems using the latest generation of technologies
  • Develops 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
  • Automatic enrollment as student members of the British Computer Society
  • Opportunities to take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Java certifications.

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3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme



This programme is designed for individuals wishing to pursue careers as Computer Science professionals.

The Degree encompasses the latest developments in this exciting and fast moving subject area, to develop a theoretical understanding and practical experience of designing, constructing and modifying a wide range of systems.

Throughout the programme, students are exposed to multiple programming languages, tools, paradigms, and technologies as well as the fundamental underlying principles of the discipline

By the end of the programme students are equipped to develop and adapt their skills throughout their careers to progress and succeed with the demands of today profession.

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.


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.


This degree gives you the option of studying for a specialist endorsement in Networking, Cyber Security, Data Science, or Games. Throughout your degree, you will develop a wide range of vital skills, but in your 2nd and 3rd years, you have the option of specialising in one of these specific subjects. These specialisms can help you build towards a career in areas like cryptography, security analysis, network engineering, games design, or data analysis.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Entry requirements during Clearing

The University of Greenwich is taking applications for a range of courses during Clearing 2018. If you are not already holding an offer you can apply through Clearing now, call us on 020 8331 9000.

You can find all the programmes available during clearing on our clearing listings page.

Extra information


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).


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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