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Course Overview

UCAS course code:GL40
Level of study:Undergraduate degree
Tuition FeesFees and Finances
Entry requirements:

Grades CCC at A-Level, or international equivalent. Grade 4 (previously grade C) in GCSE Maths and Grade 4 in GCSE English Language, or international equivalents.

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent

Other English language tests are accepted, click here to find out more.

Mode of study:Full-time
Duration:3 years
Assessment method:Coursework including reports, presentations, online tests, set exercises and practical skill assessments.
Student finance:Available
Location: London
Start dates: January, September
Application deadline:

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About this course

Organisations employed approximately 1.98 million tech workers in 2021, where the tech industry accounts for 5.5% of the U.K. economy, or £82.6 billion (CompTIA’s “State of the Tech Workforce U.K”, 2022).

The overall aim of this course is to provide a broadly based education in computing science that will enable graduates to become equipped with the skills to problem solve and be employed in a software development team in the software industry or a commercial IT department.

The course will focus on blending theory with the solving of practical problems, promoting innovation and creativity, and ensuring intellectual challenge, all with consideration of the legal, social, ethical, and professional issues. The research landscape within computing in recent years has seen topics such as security and the role of artificial intelligence in society come to the forefront, both of which feature as modules on this programme. Graduates who take this course will develop vital skills and be well-positioned to leverage the sustained demand for talent in the UK tech sector and internationally.

This programme is also accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) – The Chartered Institute for IT.

 

Teaching methods

  • You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures, seminars, tutorials and computer labs, totalling between 12-15 hours per week.
  • In addition to your time in class, you will also be expected to engage in approximately 25-35 hours of self-study time per week.
  • You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry and research experience to demonstrate how to apply best practices in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations.
  • You will have access to Blackboard, our online learning environment, where you can access module resources and reading lists that will assist your preparation for classes and self-study.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by coursework only, which may include class tests.

A variety of assessment methods are used across the programme, including reports, presentations, online tests, set exercises, and practical skill assessments.

Professional accreditation

Graduates from this course have been successful in gaining full Membership (MBCS) of the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Careers and postgraduate opportunities

Computing graduates fulfil a wide range of critical roles in modern organizations across all sectors of industry and commerce. For their chosen career, they require theoretical underpinnings in relevant technologies, practical problem-solving skills, and professional skills, to contribute effectively to society.

After graduation, students will be eligible to embark on a professional career in computing or to undertake further study at Masters or PhD level.

Potential career routes include but are not limited to:

  • Apps Developer
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialist
  • Full-Stack Web Developer
  • UX/UI Design Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Internet-Of-Things Specialist
  • Cloud Computing Specialist

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