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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


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Computer science

**Why study this course?**

Our Computing BSc (Hons) course is a professionally-focused degree, designed to equip you with skills relevant to the industry. You'll learn the basics of commercial applications and programming skills sought by employers, as well as specialist topics of your choosing. There will also be opportunities to complete placements in the industry as part of your studies.

On graduating, you'll be eligible to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

**More about this course**

With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, this career-focused course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills that meet the needs of the computing industry. You’ll learn the fundamentals of software development, such as application development, objective-oriented programming (eg Java and C#) and database development.

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

Throughout the course you’ll focus on sought after skills that are required by employers, such us unified modelling language and ASP.NET. You’ll also use state-of-the-art commercial software tools, gaining key technical skills that are in high demand throughout the industry.

In addition to the team of experienced teaching staff, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from industry experts. The Vice President of the multi-national company Telefonica has previously given a talk to our students. Some of our ex-students working in industry will also be invited to share their working experiences.

**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

"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

"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

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:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
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.

78%
med
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

83%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

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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