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London Metropolitan University

Computing

UCAS Code: G401

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,E

Typical offer CCE (80 points from two or more A levels to include a grade C in a relevant subject such as Computing, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Engineering, Maths, Physics or Science.

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 Mathematics 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)

MMP

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C

A minimum of 80 UCAS points with at least four passes at higher level, grade C or above. One numerate subject passed at higher level.

UCAS Tariff

80
80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computer science

**Why study this course?**

This professional computing degree provides you with opportunities for placements in the industry while you study. You'll learn the basics of programming operating systems and commercial applications, as well as specialist topics of your choosing.

**More about this course**

As well as studying the fundamentals of computing, you’ll have the option to specialise in fascinating areas such as artificial intelligence, ethics and computer law. You’ll develop your IT proficiency, problem-solving skills and learn to apply this knowledge to real-life situations.

As well as our team of experienced teaching staff, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from industry experts. For example, the Vice President of the multi-national company Telefonica has previously given a talk to our students.

**What our students say**

"This Computing BSc degree has provided me with a strong foundation from which I can access several roles in the IT/software development sector. Each year of the degree contains modules that keep the topic feeling fresh. I could measure the improvements to my core technical skills whilst also gaining a deeper understanding of the industry. I feel ready to jump into a role in the industry and put the skills that I have learned to practical use.

I recommend this course to those that have an interest in learning to code. The staff at London Met have been knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to give up their time to help. As a mature student, I can recommend London Met to anyone wanting to develop new skills or change career."

James Sewell, a Computing BSc (Hons) graduate

"I found the lecturer's to be good, engaging in classes and sending notifications consistently about deadlines/tips for helping yourself do better on the course. The dissertation final year project was organised very well, with consistent weekly meetings to check that everything is on track.

Although the first year for me was a struggle getting used to everything as I had never done much computer programming topics before, over the course of the 3 years I learned a lot from the lecturers, weblearn and other various web sources/books. The course was run perfectly for me personally and I'd like to thank all the lecturers for their time!"

Cameron, a Computing BSc (Hons) graduate

"My journey in Computing BSc was very positive, we had a lecture then a workshop on the same day so we could get practical experience working with the theory we just learned fresh in our head.

I also really like the way the topics were very closely related to future workplace scenarios, which I feel really helped me when I started applying for graduate jobs, as I didn’t do a placement year or an internship which a lot of employers prefer all I could speak about was my coursework and some of the employers were really impressed.

Lastly, I have to give thanks to all my lecturers who went over the top to motivate me to meet my potential."

Afeez Asiru, a Computing BSc (Hons) graduate

"Overall my four years at London Met were amazing. I made some great friends with both students and lecturers. All the modules were useful in starting a career in IT. I would like to thank my lecturers for all of their help over the four years."

James Young, a Computing BSc (Hons) graduate

“I thought the way the modules on my course linked together was excellent and set me up with skills I can use in the workplace. It also allowed me to have a more in-depth look at the differences and similarities of programming languages. The staff were also very supportive and easily accessible. If I ever had any problems, I could simply email them or visit them in their office where they were happy to offer help and advice.”

Jack Tinkler, a Computing BSc (Hons) graduate

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)
Information Systems (core, 30 credits)
Logic and Problem Solving (core, 30 credits)
Programming (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Databases (core, 15 credits)
Emerging Programming Platforms and Technologies (core, 30 credits)
Networks and Operating Systems (core, 30 credits)
Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (core, 15 credits)
Software Engineering (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Database Systems Development (core, 30 credits)
Application Development (core, 30 credits)
Project (core, 30 credits)
Work Related Learning II (core, 15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence (option, 15 credits)
Management Support Systems (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through essays, individual coursework, exams, research projects and a final dissertation. You'll 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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