Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science (with Sandwich Year)

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course received more than 95 percent for satisfaction for learning resources (National Student Survey 2019).
  • More than 92 percent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).
  • Kingston specialises in a wide variety of areas, including artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, computer games and user experience design.
  • Kingston University is No.2 in London for Computing and Information Systems (Guardian League Table 2021).
About this course Are you considering a career in computer science? Whether you have knowledge of the subject or not, Kingston guarantees this course can make you an expert. You can study specialist areas of computer science that are relevant to the career you want. There are modules that reflect the most in-demand sectors in the industry, such as software engineering, project management, user experience design, web and mobile app development, networking; and network security. You’ll graduate with specialist technical knowledge, skills and a scientific mindset. You’ll have gained experience of applying your expertise to real-world problems. With a portfolio of products and artefacts to showcase your work, you’ll be ready to begin a professional career.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1 - Computing Fundamentals; Programming 1 - Thinking like a programmer; Requirements Analysis and Design; Professional Environments 1; Year 2 core modules - Computing Systems; Professional Environments 2; Year 2 optional modules - Human Computer Interaction Design and Evaluation; Database-Driven Application Development; Networking Concepts; Year 3 - Sandwich Year; Year 4 core modules - Individual Project; Programming III - Patterns and Algorithms; User Experience Design Thinking; Mobile Application Development; Cyber Security; Year 4 optional modules - Software Development Practice; Mobile Application Development; Advanced Data Modelling; Internet Protocols and Services; Digital Entrepreneurship.

Assessment method

The learning, teaching and assessment strategies reflect the programme aims and learning outcomes, student background, potential employer requirements, and the need to develop a broad range of technical skills with the ability to apply them appropriately. Assessment includes coursework, which could be group or individual involving design, development, documentation and presentation tasks and exams. Teaching approaches include studio practices; project-based learning through workshops and group work, scalable, context driven lectures, and problem based learning sessions. Ample opportunities are given to students for formative assessment with rapid feedback.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Computer Science (with Sandwich Year) at Kingston University - UCAS