Kingston University

Computer Science (including Foundation Year) Kingston University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Reasons to choose Kingston
– This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).
– More than 92 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).
– This course received more than 91 per cent for satisfaction for learning resources (National Student Survey 2018).

About this course
This course assumes no prior knowledge of computer science but guarantees you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the subject. It offers you the option to study specialist areas that are relevant to the career you want.

You’ll be able to choose from modules that reflect the most in-demand sectors in the industry, such as software engineering, user experience design, web and mobile app development, networking; and network security.

You’ll graduate with specialist technical knowledge, skills and a scientific mindset, ready to apply them to real-world problems. You’ll develop a portfolio of products and artefacts which will show your readiness to begin a professional career.

Course details

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Year 0 (Foundation) core modules - Computer programming; Mathematics For Science; Scientific Investigation & Skills;
Year 0 (Foundation) optional modules - Biology; Chemistry; Technical Investigation & Skills; Mathematics for Computing; Mathematics; Computer Systems; Environment Science & Geography; Sport Science;

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 core modules - Individual Project; Programming III - Patterns and Algorithms; User Experience Design Thinking; Mobile Application Development; Cyber Security;
Year 3 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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G403
Institution code K84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points UCAS points from 2 A-levels subjects. General studies not accepted
A level EE Any subject considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP Any subject considered.
Access to HE Diploma A pass in any Access Course would be deemed suitable for entry onto this programme.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PP Any subject considered.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/computing-mathematics-foundation/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs

Provider information

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Kingston University
River House
53-57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1LQ


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