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Birkbeck, University of London

Digital and Technology Solutions

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

112

Apprentices should have mathematics and English GCSE grade A-C or new grade 7-4, or equivalent, and A-level grades BBC or equivalent qualifications totalling 112 UCAS points (eg BTEC Diploma in Information Technology, Extended Diploma at Level 3). Candidates who do not meet the entry criteria will have to complete a short admissions test in mathematics and English.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Part-time | 2020

Subject

Software engineering

The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship is designed to develop graduate-level software engineers through a combination of work-based training and academic learning. The programme delivers the UK Government Apprenticeship Standard for Digital and Technology Solutions Professionals. It allows apprentices to work during the day and study during the evening.

The degree is suitable for apprentices and existing employees working, or preparing to work, in the following areas:

- software engineering

- computer programming

- systems analysis

- systems design

- software development

- software testing.

Please note: apprentices on this degree are funded by their employer so are not eligible for a student loan.

Highlights

- Accreditation: the BSc Digital and Technology Solutions degree delivers the Apprenticeship Standard for Digital and Technology Solutions Professionals and has Tech Industry Gold Accreditation. Tech Industry Gold degrees and degree apprenticeship programmes have been assessed as meeting the employer-relevant standards defined by the Tech Partnership, an employer-led apprenticeship trailblazer group.

- Employer support: we aim to work in close collaboration with employers to produce first-class software engineering graduates/professionals. We offer a comprehensive package of employer engagement and support throughout the degree apprenticeship. This includes: dedicated employer liaison staff; an initial planning meeting; termly progress meetings; regular progress reports; work-based learning modules; active involvement in project selection and supervision. Levy-paying employers fund their apprentices' studies via their digital account from the Digital Apprentice Service.

- Apprentice support: we aim to support apprentices in all areas of their study throughout the lifetime of their degree apprenticeship. We offer: academic mentors; peer mentors; a wide range of academic support services, including transferable skills workshops and one-to-one tutorials; drop-in sessions; termly progress meetings.

- Academic excellence: the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK, celebrating its 62nd anniversary in 2019. It provides a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students. Lecturers are drawn from both the academic and professional worlds.

- State-of-the-art facilities: the Department has its own dedicated, state-of-the-art computer labs within the College. It also has its own dedicated network.

- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

Modules

For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Coursework, tests, examinations and a final-year project.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,935
per year
England
£6,935
per year
EU
£6,935
per year
International
£10,275
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,935
per year
Scotland
£6,935
per year
Wales
£6,935
per year

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Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Computer Science and Information Systems

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