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Course summary

Ever wondered how Amazon uses artificial intelligence to ship things before you even think about buying? Or how Uber has harnessed data analytics to become the world’s biggest taxi company? If you are fascinated by questions like these and more, our BSc in Computer Science is the perfect degree for you. This programme will provide you with a strong foundation in the critical areas of computer science, with core modules in such areas as programming, cyber security and artificial intelligence, while also giving you the opportunity to tailor the degree to your own strengths, interests and career aspirations through specialised electives covering areas like data mining, human-computer interaction and games technology. All of which are highly attractive to potential employers. You will conduct your own senior research project supervised by a member of our academic staff, giving you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of interest. At Richmond we aim to provide a unique experience. Studying Computer Science with us, in a new IT lab at our brand new campus building in Chiswick Park, you will gain cutting edge technical skills and transferable knowledge which are in high demand from industry. With emerging tech that influences everything from healthcare to agriculture, you could be at the heart of the latest innovations. By the time you graduate as a skilled computer scientist, you’ll have had the opportunity to develop the skills that employers want, as well as the connections and experience to stand out in the jobs market. Computer Science graduates with up-to-the-minute skills and abilities are in high demand across a diverse range of industries. You will have many career options available to you after this degree, such as programming, software engineering, user interface design, data analysis and general IT-related employment in the private or public sector. This programme is also a pathway into Masters-level study in a variety of computing disciplines. Most of the programme is taught using popular in-demand programming languages like Java, Python and C#, with HTML / CSS used for web design and Javascript (eg P5.js and Node.js) will be taught for problem solving and web design. The tools and software on this programme include use of shell terminals such as Bash, Code editors (such as VS Code), IDEs (such as IntelliJ), MongoDb, MySQL, GIT and Adobe XD (for HCI) . Top reasons to study this programme:

  • Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts on our website
  • Get ahead in the graduate jobs market and increase your earning potential. Graduate roles in computer science often have relatively high starting salaries
  • Our strong focus on the sustainable and ethical implications of computer science will help you make informed choices about innovation and development as a future computer scientist
  • Gain invaluable knowledge in highly current, industry topics from artificial intelligence to cyber security
  • Combine Computer Science as your major with a minor in a subject of your choice, which could be International Business, Marketing or Psychology, opening up multiple career choices when you graduate
  • Capitalise on internship opportunities created by our excellent industry contacts, making our students highly employable
  • Gain a global education by studying abroad through Richmond’s international partner organisations – choose from a wide range of destinations from the US to Australia, Thailand to Spain


We offer 4-year Liberal Arts and Business BA degrees. Students entering with A levels or other level 3 qualifications usually gain exemptions from courses in the Richmond Core Curriculum which can mean that you should be able to complete your degree in less than four academic years. The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgments and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.

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  • Year 1

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Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15645 Year 1
International £15645 Year 1

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