Undergraduate prospectus

Computer Science, BSc Hons

Our computer science degree explores the science behind computer and software technology and allows you to specialise according to your interests.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • 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.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

G400 G BSc/CS

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

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 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.

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.

Endorsements

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 will study

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. 

Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Project.

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.

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