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Computer Science, BSc Hons

Develop computer and software systems using the skills and experience you’ll gain on our Computer Science degree.

This degree in Computer Science gives you a firm grasp of the science underpinning computer and software systems. You will gain practical experience of developing systems using the latest technologies and techniques, as well as exposure to the latest trends that will shape the future of computer science.

You can study our core Computer Science course or choose a specialist endorsement in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Data Science, Games or Networking. The modules you can study include Artificial Intelligence Applications, Machine Learning, Information Visualisation and Big Data.

By the end of the course, you will be equipped to study independently and to develop and adapt your skills throughout your career.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

G400 G BSc/CS

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Campus

Greenwich

Duration

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

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • This degree provides the skills, techniques, and knowledge to elicit, analyse, and specify requirements for computer systems.
  • Gain theoretical and practical experience in developing computer and software systems, using the very latest technologies.
  • The University of Greenwich is an academic partner with The Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST).
  • Graduate with transferable life-long practical abilities, analytical techniques, and problem-solving skills.
  • The University of Greenwich has a long-standing relationship with the British Computer Society (BCS), which accredits our computing degree programmes. As this programme was extensively updated in 2019, it has a current designation of Initial Full Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Partial Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation for the 2019 intake. The accreditation status is expected to be confirmed in autumn 2022 after the first cohort of students graduate. Students will be kept updated on the status of this. In the very unlikely event that this does not progress as expected the university will support students with individual BCS membership applications at the point of graduation.

Computing partnership benefits


Students on several of our courses can benefit from partnerships we have with industry bodies, adding real value to your degree and future career.

What you will study

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About the course team

This degree course employs a range of innovative teaching and learning methods. Lectures and laboratories/tutorials are dynamic and interactive. You will be taught by an experienced team of lecturers, supported by a team of technical officers.

  • The staff were so dedicated to seeing everyone succeed. Out of all the unis I visited, the course content had the most breadth and I was impressed by their passion to see more women break into the industry.

    - Mia Axtell, BSc Computer Science, 2018

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

For entry in September 2021, you will require:

  • 112 UCAS points from A-Levels (we also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers)

AND YOU WILL ALSO REQUIRE:

  • GCSE English (Language or Literature) AND GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above. We also consider equivalent qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2, in place of GCSEs.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 50-100. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars or tutorials by smaller groups. Intake and class size can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate a significant amount of time each week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, analysing relevant sources in depth, and preparing coursework and presentations. You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies such as:

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of lectures, practical classes, independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be approximately equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150-300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

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Fees and funding

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.

2021/22 fees

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Fees information International fees

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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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. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

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

Financial support

Other costs

Technology: There are no compulsory costs beyond your tuition fees. However, we may recommend that you purchase a backup device (such as a portable hard drive).

Software: We provide licences for certain software to use on your own computers, depending on your course. This may include Virtual Desktop access, Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Azure Devtools for Teaching (including Visio, Project, SQL Server, etc). You will also have access to Nvivo, SPSS Modeler and SPSS Amos. Any licences for software outside of our range will come at your own cost.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

If you enrol on 'sandwich mode', you can take a one-year full-time paid placement between your second and final years. Whilst on a sandwich placement, you retain your student status and have full support from the University and your tutors as normal. We support students in securing their own placements.

Former students have secured placement years at HSBC Hong Kong, Kent Connects, Affiliate Window, CERN, Royal Museums Greenwich and Uctel.

How long is my placement?

Sandwich placements last for between 36 weeks (full-time) and 13 months.

Students on the 15-credit UAS placement work one day per week for 12 weeks. Those on the 30-credit UAS placement work one day per week for 16 weeks.

What are the financial arrangements?

Sandwich placements are usually paid full-time positions. The salary should reflect the going rate for an entry level role in the relevant industry.

Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme (UAS) placements are unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates from this degree can pursue a career as a data analyst, software engineer, user experience (UX) designer, an artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning specialist, mobile applications developer, games programmer, and a quality assurance (QA) or test developer.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience if possible, including internships, whether this is paid or unpaid. Students are responsible for finding their own internships, though we will support you through the application process.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible.

The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in the industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

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