Data Science and Computing

Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London
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Course summary

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Data is everywhere and continuing to grow massively, which has created a huge demand for qualified experts who can uncover valuable insights from data. Data science is an emerging field that is rapidly developing and expanding. It combines data analytics, statistics, computer science and software engineering and is highly sought-after by employers in business, education, finance, industry, the public sector and many other fields. Birkbeck's BSc Data Science and Computing will give you the strong technical grounding you need to work as a data scientist or industry analyst. You will gain a broad knowledge of computing and mathematics and acquire strong programming and data analysis skills using Python, R and Java - the most popular programming languages used by data scientists. You will also investigate current research areas in data science more deeply and engage practically with industry. HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck was one of the first computing departments established in the UK; we celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2017. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment, for both part-time and full-time students.
  • Our world-class research in data science, data analytics and software engineering at the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics (BIDA) informs our teaching and our interactions with business, public and third-sector organisations.
  • We have four modern computing laboratories in the Department, with a total of 133 workstations. The labs have projection facilities and are air-conditioned. Our wide range of software runs on a number of platforms including Unix, Windows and Linux. The local area network is a switched gigabit/10gigabit ethernet. The Department and College computers are connected to the SuperJANET academic network. Departmental computer services and networks are managed and supported by the Department's Systems Group.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

A combination of coursework, in-class tests, examinations and a final-year project.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeI265
Institution code B24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 128 points The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. UCAS provides a tariff calculator for you to work out what your qualification is worth within the UCAS tariff.
A level BBC - ABB At least one A level in mathematics or science .
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSEs in mathematics and English with at least a B grade in both.

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. If you have no previous formal qualifications you will need to complete an admission test including English comprehension and mathematical knowledge. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES If you need extra support before starting an undergraduate degree, we offer a BSc Data Science and Computing with Foundation Year degree, which provides an extra year of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete the Foundation Year, you will automatically advance onto the main degree. ALTERNATIVE ENTRY ROUTES Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in information technology or computing units. The Certificate of Higher Education in Information Technology offers a route into the Foundation Degree in Information Technology, which can then lead to entry onto the BSc Data Science and Computing.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2020/undergraduate/programmes/UUBSDCOM_C/#entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants without traditional entry qualifications are required to sit a mathematics test and an English comprehension test.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
Bloomsbury
London
United Kingdom
WC1E 7HX


Clearing contact details

Clearing Enquiry form
Admissions Office

020 3907 0700

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Our Clearing hotline opens at 8am on Thursday 13th August until 6pm and 9am on Friday 14th August until 6pm. From Monday 17th August our phone lines will be open 10.30 - 6pm (Mon-Thur) and 10.30 -5pm (Fri). Virtual Clearing Event - Saturday 15th August http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/


Course contact details

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Birkbeck Student Advice Service

0203 907 0700

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