Computer Science

BSc (Hons)

Our established computing degrees have been in 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.

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

Exepert academics

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

Course Overview

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

KEY DETAILS

UCAS Code

I746

Location

London

Study Option

Full Time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

September 2021

Course Modules

This course has integrated theoretical, technical, practical and creative modes of study. This means the theoretical underpinning is taught alongside the technical knowledge, community management creative skills and the creative, practical elements of social media, content creation and PR for games.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

This module explores the different areas of technology within computing and identifies core elements within the field in order to make an informed choice for purchasing, designing, and developing systems.

NETWORKING CONCEPTS AND CYBER SECURITY

This module is designed to teach you the essential concepts of cyber security which are considered to be a gate for more advanced topics related to information security.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION MODELLING

You will learn the essential skills necessary in designing, implementing and testing procedural and object-oriented software solutions.

 

WEB DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATING SYSTEMS

In this module, you will gain knowledge in web standards and building web applications that are suitable for their purpose, as well as learn the key functionalities and specifications of Operating Systems.

COMMERCIAL COMPUTING

You will work in a small team to produce an application in response to the needs of a third-party client.

DATABASES AND DATA STRUCTURES

This module will teach students how to manage a relational database and will provide and discuss issues relating to the management and control of replicated and distributed databases.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

For this module you will be expected to undertake independent guided research in order to address an identified emerging technology area / challenge and present your findings as both a research paper and poster.

FINAL YEAR PROJECT

In this module you will prepare a project proposal at the end of Level 5 and complete the project itself in Level 6.

In your second year there are a number of specialism modules that will be available to you covering a wide range of subjects that may include; Routed and Switched Architectures, Enterprise Cloud and Infrastructure Automation, Cyber Operations and Network Security, Web Development, Server-Side Programming, and Mobile App Development.

At level 6 you can choose from subjects such as: Cloud, Virtualisation and Communications, Developing for the Cloud, Web and Augmented Realities, Enterprise Cloud and Distributed Web Applications, Clean Coding and Networks, Multiple Devices and User Experience, and Operating Systems Internals and Biometrics.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Typical UCAS Tariff Point Offer – 112

CAREERS

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

Teaching and Assessment

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

Fees

For a course starting on 21 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

STUDY OPTION
Full-time

UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study

International (Non-EU)
£14,000 per year of study

UK, EU 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.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).


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 University London, 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.

“WE HAVE OUR PARTNERS THAT WE WORK WITH IN DEVELOPING THE COURSES SUCH AS GOOGLE AND AMAZON”

Russell Campion - Head of Computing

RULES AND REGULATIONS

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

Students of Staffordshire University London 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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