University of Greenwich

Computer Science University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate


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Computer Science with optional specialisms in: Networking, Cyber Security, Data Science, Games

  • This degree is designed to provide you with a firm grasp of the science underpinning computer and software systems

  • Provides practical experience developing systems using the latest generation of technologies

  • Develops personal and professional skills that enable you to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace

  • A solid background in computer science puts you in an excellent position to advance to more specialised fields

  • Opportunities to take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Java certifications.

This programme is designed for individuals wishing to pursue careers as Computer Science professionals. The Degree encompasses the latest developments in this exciting and fast moving subject area, to develop a theoretical understanding and practical experience of designing, constructing and modifying a wide range of systems.

Throughout the programme, students are exposed to multiple programming languages, tools, paradigms, and technologies as well as the fundamental underlying principles of the discipline

By the end of the programme students are equipped to develop and adapt their skills throughout their careers to progress and succeed with the demands of today profession.

All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society, the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining standards in the profession.

Our computer science degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.
The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques

  • To familiarise you with the issues and concerns involved in computer systems development

  • To equip you to deal with the demands of working in the IT industry.

This degree gives you the option of studying for a specialist endorsement in Networking, Cyber Security, Data Science, or Games. Throughout your degree, you will develop a wide range of vital skills, but in your 2nd and 3rd years, you have the option of specialising in one of these specific subjects. These specialisms can help you build towards a career in areas like cryptography, security analysis, network engineering, games design, or data analysis.

Professional recognition
This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Course details


Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Database System Development (15 credits)
  • Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits)
  • Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)
  • Programming Foundations (15 credits)
  • Computer and Communication Systems (15 credits)
  • Smart Systems (15 credits)
  • Logical Foundations (15 credits)
  • Analytic, Numeric and Statistical Methods (15 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Computer Algorithms and Modelling (15 credits)
  • Operating Systems (15 credits)
  • Systems Programming (15 credits)
  • Systems Development Project (30 credits)
  • Professionalism in the IT Industry (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options:

  • Application Development (15 credits)
  • Smart Systems 2 (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options:

  • Advanced Programming (15 credits)
    *Computer Forensics 2 (15 credits)
  • Database Applications Technologies (15 credits)
  • Information Visualisation (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Final Year Projects (60 credits)
  • Web Application Development (15 credits)
  • Component Programming (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

  • Computing Education and Communication (30 credits)
  • Computer Forensics 3 (30 credits)
  • Enterprise Web Software Development (15 credits)
  • Human Computer Interaction and Design (15 credits)
  • User Interface Design (15 credits)
  • Cyber-Physical Systems (15 credits)
  • Application Development for Mobile Devices (15 credits)
  • Penetration Testing and Ethical Vulnerability Scanning (15 credits)
  • 3D Computer Graphics (15 credits)
  • Enterprise Server Management and Security (15 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Computing Education Placement (15 credits)
  • Software Engineering Management (15 credits)

Assessment method

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Project

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

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics.
A level BBC
Access to HE Diploma Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome. As long as the grades equate to 112 UCAS points.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
SE10 9LS

Course contact details

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Recruitment Office

020 8331 9000

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences