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London Metropolitan University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G402

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Typical offer CCC (96 UCAS points from two or more A levels to include a grade C from one or more A levels from a relevant subject (eg Computer Science, Computer Studies, ICT, Maths, Further Maths, Electronics, Engineering, Statistics, Business Studies or Science). A level Applied Art and Design is acceptable.

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required in subjects such as Business Studies, Computing, Engineering or Science with 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D

A minimum of 96 UCAS points with at least four passes at higher level, grade C or above. One numerate subject passed at higher level.

UCAS Tariff

96
82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Computer science

**Why study this course?**

This degree course will teach you everything you need for a successful career in IT – from programming and information systems to modules in mobile applications and artificial intelligence. Taught by experts, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art computer labs as well as the opportunity to get industry experience during hands-on work placements and gain professional Java certification.

**More about this course**

With the chance to gain professional Java certification, you’ll be taught by experts in the field of IT and technology and will learn everything, from how to create new mobile apps to how to design and implement software systems. As you progress, you’ll also have the options to specialise in topics such as artificial intelligence and management support systems, ensuring you have the specialist skills to pursue a career in the fields that interest you most.

Studying in the heart of London, one of the world’s leading technological hubs, you’ll learn from a team of experts and benefit from our state-of-the-art computer labs. Taught through knowledge-based learning seminars and hands-on workshops, you’ll also have access to work placements through the School of Computing's World of Work (WOW) Agency. Created specifically to enhance your employability, you’ll develop your skills, gain real experience and earn while you learn through placements working on real client-driven projects in business and industry.

On successful completion of the course, you’ll have the qualifications and knowledge to enter a wide range of careers linked to computer science. You’ll not only have the qualifications required for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), you’ll also be entitled to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS). Becoming a Member of the British Computer Society entitles you to put the letters MBCS after your name and gain access to networking opportunities, publications and specialist events to aid you in your career development.

**What our students say**

"The course has given me a well-rounded foundation of skills and knowledge which I plan to take into future employment." James McLaughlin, 2015

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)
Information Systems (core, 30 credits)
Logic and Mathematical Techniques (core, 30 credits)
Programming (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Data Structures and Specialist Programming (core, 30 credits)
Databases (core, 15 credits)
Networks and Operating Systems (core, 30 credits)
Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (core, 15 credits)
Software Engineering (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Distributed and Internet Systems (core, 30 credits)
Formal Specification & Software Implementation (core, 30 credits)
Mobile Applications (core, 15 credits)
Project (core, 30 credits)
Artificial Intelligence (option, 15 credits)
Management Support Systems (option, 15 credits)
Work Related Learning II (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through coursework, exams, in-class tests and a project dissertation. You’ll also receive regular supportive feedback throughout the course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Computer Science and Applied Computing

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
high
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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