Computer Science BSc

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Computer Science BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,400

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Westminster offers a fast paced and extremely employment-focused BSc degree in Computer Science. Industries of all kinds demand skilled CS graduates in greater numbers every year.

    You’ll learn the core elements of computer science generally, and then have the ability to branch out. Your education will begin with concepts like data science, software engineering and application development. From there, you’ll need to choose an area of special interest in which to build expertise. This could be in graphics and gaming development, in the field of digital media, in the creation and implementation of business information systems, computer security and forensics, or in software engineering generally.

    This degree program is designed around making you not just an expert at computer and software systems, but also highly employable within your field of specialty. To that end, you will have the option of arranging a year in industrial placement between years 2 and 3.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time. However, you can expand the program to 4 years by taking a year in paid industrial placement.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Web Design and Development
    • Programming Principles I
    • Programming Principles II
    • Mathematics for Computing
    • Computer Systems Fundamentals
    • Computer Science Practice

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Object-Oriented Development
    • Client-Server Architecture
    • Software Group Project
    • Database Systems

    Placement Year

    A professional placement is a great opportunity to learn real world skills and expand your list of professional contacts whilst earning a substantial pay check. This will not only ensure that your skills within tour chosen specialty are practical and up to date, it will give you a chance to impress one particular employer with your skill and attitude.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Software Security and Forensics
    • Project
    • Enterprise Application Development

    Optional modules for years 2 and 3 include:

    • Software Engineering
    • Mobile and Web Computing
    • Games and Graphics Development
    • Digital Media Development
    • Business Information Systems

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Westminster has developed a detailed Learning and Teaching Strategy which was designed to dovetail with their 2020 Strategy. Essentially, their goal is to ensure that every degree program they offer includes a strong focus on the employability of their graduates. Each should turn out highly skilled, effective practitioners and professionals who can apply a global perspective to their specialty and its place in an ever shifting economy.

    Career Possiblities

    Most often, graduates of Westminster’s Computer Science program become Software Developers, Specialist Developers, Web Developers or Computer Programmers, though others go on to Masters level CS programs.

    Like most of the University of Westminster’s Bachelor level degrees, this program supports a year in professional or industrial placement between years 2 and 3. Taking the option is a huge boost to your employability, as you’ll be entering the graduate job market with career-specific experience.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 3 A Levels at BBC or higher, but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test such as the IELTS.

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