A degree in computer science is a gateway into nearly every industry. Technological advances have created a requirement for organisations across all sectors and industries to employ people who are competent, fluent and experienced in multiple areas of computing.
Our BSc Computer Science is a dynamic and varied programme covering all the key areas, from cybersecurity and GDPR to machine learning, algorithm design and programming, that you will need to graduate with the knowledge, skills and practical experience ready to start your career.
You will learn key programming skills across languages and platforms so you will have the fluency to work on any software development problem. You will understand AI, learning how machine learning works and to employ it. You will be exposed to computational and algorithmic thinking and will learn how to provide data solutions and security systems. You will be introduced to innovative concepts around the algorithmic impact on energy consumption, and discover the social and ethical implications of AI, including considerations of automation.
Through problem-based lab learning, you will develop software applications to the home, web, corporate, and many other fields. You will deliver solutions to people’s problems, be they personal, social, or industrial.
You will learn about constructing software and working with data, understanding the technological and societal requirements of computer systems, as well as coding languages including Python, Java, C/C++, and many more. Software is developed for people by people and this is reflected in the way you will learn. The programme has been constructed to give you the experience of professional work culture while you study, focusing on collaborative working practices in technology and using team-based project management software, such as Scrum and Kanban, that allows people to work together to deliver software for people. By studying in this way, you will learn what makes a responsible computer practitioner in legal, social, ethical and professional contexts.
Other modules include Data Visualisation, which teaches the art and science of descriptive statistics, including static charts and interactive visuals and Data Engineering, where you will develop data delivery pipelines, consider the requirements of domain experts and the legal, social and ethical aspects of data pipeline techniques.
The programme has been designed for students who want to work in the evolving modern technology world. You will be taught by experts at the forefront of research with experience in the industry, ensuring you are provided with the latest knowledge and skills in this fast-moving sector.
We are ranked as the best modern university in London (Times Good University Guide 2022 and Complete University Guide 2022).
This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost their employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.