Computer Science

Study options

Award

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
I746
UCAS code:
I750
UCAS code:
I770
Study option:
Full-time, Staffordshire University London
Study option:
Full-time, Staffordshire University London, with a placement year
Study option:
Full-time, with a foundation year at Capital City Colleges Group t/a WKCIC GROUP - Soho
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Start date:
25 September 2023

Recognised qualifications

Gain certifications from Microsoft, CISCO, and Amazon, and a Google approved curriculum

All-round course structure

Gain expertise in a broad field of computer science

Expert academics

Learn with academics who have years of experience in current and next-gen computing skills

Our established computing degrees have been at the forefront of technology for over 50 years and are now hitting the networking hub of London. Be a part of the new-age computing scene with a degree that hits multiple disciplines of computer science and prepares you for careers in a variety of sectors of industry.

Our Computer Science degree combines a solid grounding in computer science fundamentals and our teaching facilities are supported by specialist computing labs with the latest software which you’ll need to exploit the discipline. The course is designed with input from Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Cisco, and in choosing modules you can elect to study for certifications from both AWS and Cisco, as well as from Microsoft.

The course will prepare you to enter a range of employment roles related to the wider area of computer science. Between your second and final years there is an opportunity for you to take a work placement year, where you will apply and improve your skills and knowledge and ultimately enhance your employability.

Our Computer Science degree combines a solid grounding in computer science fundamentals and our teaching facilities are supported by specialist computing labs with the latest software which you’ll need to exploit the discipline. The course is designed with input from Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Cisco, and in choosing modules you can elect to study for certifications from both AWS and Cisco, as well as from Microsoft.

The course will prepare you to enter a range of employment roles related to the wider area of computer science. Between your second and final years there is an opportunity for you to take a work placement year, where you will apply and improve your skills and knowledge and ultimately enhance your employability.

Our Computer Science degree combines a solid grounding in computer science fundamentals and our teaching facilities are supported by specialist computing labs with the latest software which you’ll need to exploit the discipline. The course is designed with input from Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Cisco, and in choosing modules you can elect to study for certifications from both AWS and Cisco, as well as from Microsoft.

The course will prepare you to enter a range of employment roles related to the wider area of computer science. Between your second and final years there is an opportunity for you to take a work placement year, where you will apply and improve your skills and knowledge and ultimately enhance your employability.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Science

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Science

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Course content

This course will give you the chance to become a computer science specialist in many areas of the discipline.

The University has extensive links with companies such as Microsoft, CISCO, Merakai, Juniper, Google, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as many others. You will find on the course that we arrange regular visits from such companies to introduce new technologies and equally to deliver guest lectures for you to attend.

This course will give you the chance to become a computer science specialist in many areas of the discipline.

The University has extensive links with companies such as Microsoft, CISCO, Merakai, Juniper, Google, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as many others. You will find on the course that we arrange regular visits from such companies to introduce new technologies and equally to deliver guest lectures for you to attend.

This course will give you the chance to become a computer science specialist in many areas of the discipline.

The University has extensive links with companies such as Microsoft, CISCO, Merakai, Juniper, Google, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as many others. You will find on the course that we arrange regular visits from such companies to introduce new technologies and equally to deliver guest lectures for you to attend.

Foundation Year - Study Skills and Professional Development, Web Technology and Programming, Networks, Statistics and Probability, Group Project

Year 1 - Software Development and Application Modelling, Digital Technologies, Networking Concepts and Cyber Security, Web Development and Operating Systems

Year 2 - Commercial Computing, Databases and Data Structures, Data Science and Advanced Data Management, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Year 3 - Emerging Technologies, Multiple Devices and User Experience, Enterprise Cloud & Distributed Web Applications, Developing the Cloud, Final Year Project

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Entry requirements

112-120 UCAS Tariff points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer

112-120 UCAS Tariff points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer
  • Typical UCAS offer: 48 points
  • A levels: CE
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016): PPP

For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.

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Facilities

Careers
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Architect
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • IT Security Consultant

All students have access to Career Connect, our dedicated careers team.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Teaching approaches can include for example formal lectures, group work, tutorials/practical sessions, seminars, workshops, directed and self-managed study, and research projects. Each of these will be used on your modules so you get the chance to learn as effectively as possible.

Teaching approaches can include for example formal lectures, group work, tutorials/practical sessions, seminars, workshops, directed and self-managed study, and research projects. Each of these will be used on your modules so you get the chance to learn as effectively as possible.

Teaching approaches can include for example formal lectures, group work, tutorials/practical sessions, seminars, workshops, directed and self-managed study, and research projects. Each of these will be used on your modules so you get the chance to learn as effectively as possible.

Assessment

This course is mainly assessed via coursework, but does include a small number of exams. We have carefully designed assessments in order we use the best methods available to assess the integrated approach to theory and practice that you’ll engage in within the Computer Science discipline.

Your coursework, carried out in response to assignments, project briefs or self-initiated proposals, will be presented in forms appropriate to that in the workplace, and will require you to work both individually and in teams in generating computing solutions to set problems. To back up your work you will also write reports and deliver presentations. Formative assessment is carried out in tutorial and practical sessions and feedback is usually provided to you orally.

This course is mainly assessed via coursework, but does include a small number of exams. We have carefully designed assessments in order we use the best methods available to assess the integrated approach to theory and practice that you’ll engage in within the Computer Science discipline.

Your coursework, carried out in response to assignments, project briefs or self-initiated proposals, will be presented in forms appropriate to that in the workplace, and will require you to work both individually and in teams in generating computing solutions to set problems. To back up your work you will also write reports and deliver presentations. Formative assessment is carried out in tutorial and practical sessions and feedback is usually provided to you orally.

This course is mainly assessed via coursework, but does include a small number of exams. We have carefully designed assessments in order we use the best methods available to assess the integrated approach to theory and practice that you’ll engage in within the Computer Science discipline.

Your coursework, carried out in response to assignments, project briefs or self-initiated proposals, will be presented in forms appropriate to that in the workplace, and will require you to work both individually and in teams in generating computing solutions to set problems. To back up your work you will also write reports and deliver presentations. Formative assessment is carried out in tutorial and practical sessions and feedback is usually provided to you orally.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally (through formative feedback) before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark, but are essential for you to develop academically as a student.

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. The feedback you receive will help to focus you to achieve better grades on the next set of modules you study.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally (through formative feedback) before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark, but are essential for you to develop academically as a student.

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. The feedback you receive will help to focus you to achieve better grades on the next set of modules you study.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally (through formative feedback) before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark, but are essential for you to develop academically as a student.

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. The feedback you receive will help to focus you to achieve better grades on the next set of modules you study.

Year 1

35% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
65% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

26% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
74% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 3

14% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
86% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Independent learning

All students are encouraged to build on their independent capabilities in relation to their own learning development. Tutors will mentor, support and guide students with clear direction in relation to ‘out of classroom’ activities and expectations in order to allow students the capacity to meet the learning objectives of their modules and course of study.

All students are encouraged to build on their independent capabilities in relation to their own learning development. Tutors will mentor, support and guide students with clear direction in relation to ‘out of classroom’ activities and expectations in order to allow students the capacity to meet the learning objectives of their modules and course of study.

All students are encouraged to build on their independent capabilities in relation to their own learning development. Tutors will mentor, support and guide students with clear direction in relation to ‘out of classroom’ activities and expectations in order to allow students the capacity to meet the learning objectives of their modules and course of study.

Year 1

48% practical assessments
13% coursework
40% written exams

Year 2

50% practical assessments
38% coursework
13% written exams

Year 3

25% practical assessments
63% coursework
13% written exams

Fees

For the course starting on 25 September 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons)-Full-time, Staffordshire University London
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time To be confirmed

For the course starting on 25 September 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons) Full-time, Staffordshire University London, with a placement year
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time To be confirmed

For the course starting on 25 September 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons) Full-time, with a foundation year at Capital City Colleges Group t/a WKCIC GROUP - Soho
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time To be confirmed

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:
  • You are expected to have access to an appropriate PC/laptop with admin rights so that you can install software in order to complete this course.
  • You are expected to have access to an appropriate PC/laptop with admin rights so that you can install software in order to complete this course.
  • You are expected to have access to an appropriate PC/laptop with admin rights so that you can install software in order to complete this course.
Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees.

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

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Location Award Study option Start date Apply Link
Staffordshire University London BSc (Hons) Full-time, Staffordshire University London 25 September 2023 Apply now

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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