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.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework will often depend on the option modules you choose.
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.
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
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.
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).
|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|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.