Computing top-up Birkbeck, University of London

Undergraduate

The programme aims to develop knowledge, technical skills and self-directed learning skills in computing, especially in areas affected by rapidly changing information technology. Final-year students carry out a complex real-world computing project.

Modern computing and information system skills often become obsolete as new technology is developed. Therefore the programme strikes a balance between learning current skills, which are important in the marketplace, and emphasising the underlying theories, which last longer and which provide a sound basis for developing new skills, techniques and technologies, and even new theories. The social and organisational impacts of information technology are also included.

Highlights

  • Graduates of our Computing/IT/Web Development Foundation Degr- ee can gain this BSc with two years of further study.

  • The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the first computing departments established in the UK; we will be celebrating our 62nd anniversary in 2019. 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. The Department and College computers are connected to the SuperJANET academic network via the London Metropolitan Network. Departmental computer services and networks are managed and supported by the Department's Systems Group.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    October 2019

  • Duration

    2 years


Course details

Modules

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

Assessment method

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework will often depend on the option modules you choose.


How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

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

Qualification Offer Further information

You may enter the BSc Computing programme in Year 3 if you have successfully completed Birkbeck's Foundation Degree in Information Technology, or if you provide documentary evidence of completing an equivalent programme at HND level or above at another institution (this should include web technologies, software development and 'hands-on' computer programming).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,935 Year 1
EU £6,935 Year 1
International £10,235 Year 1
England £6,935 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,935 Year 1
Scotland £6,935 Year 1
Wales £6,935 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.