Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London

Computing

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Course summary

Our BSc Computing will give you the knowledge and skills to develop your career in computing and the development of software systems. This computing degree enables you to learn the theory and practice of software and how to succeed in a rapidly changing information technology environment. Relentless innovation in digital technologies means that modern computing and information systems are constantly changing. Our BSc Computing offers a balance between learning current skills, which are important in the marketplace today, and deep understanding of the fundamentals, which provide a strong basis for long-lasting professional success. This computing degree also addresses issues that play a key role in understanding how software and computing contribute to and shape the future of businesses and organisations. Our world-class research activity informs our teaching and our interactions with business, public and third-sector organisations. Our teaching is specifically designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments. Highlights

  • Birkbeck was ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK for its Computer Science and Informatics research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
  • The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the first computing departments established in the UK; we celebrate our 65th anniversary in 2022. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.
  • Our world-class research activity 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. Our computers are connected to the SuperJANET academic network. Departmental computer services and networks are managed and supported by the department's Systems Group.
Careers and employability Our graduates are ideally suited to IT and computing-related roles in a range of companies. They have gone on to work in software engineering, data analysis, machine learning, finance, telecommunications, and front-end and full stack development. Completing this computing degree, you might pursue a careers path as a:
  • systems analyst
  • programmer
  • software engineer
  • web developer
  • project manager
  • IT consultant
  • database developer.
We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.

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 and examinations.


How to apply

Application codes

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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. We also accept other English language tests.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 Our ‘with Foundation Year’ route is full-time only and provides you with an additional 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 your Foundation Year studies, you will automatically advance onto the main full-time 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 Computing.


Unistats information

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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
International £14560 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.

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 8.30am on Tuesday 10th August until 6pm and 9am on Wednesday 11th August until 6pm. From Thursday 12th August our phone lines will be open 10.30 - 6pm (Mon-Thur) and 10.30 -5pm (Fri). Virtual Clearing Event - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/


Course contact details

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Birkbeck Student Advice Service

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