Royal Holloway, University of London

Computer Science Royal Holloway, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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Want to work at the cutting-edge of computing technology and help in shaping the future of our global society? Computers, intelligent devices and the internet are central to so many aspects of 21st century life, from business and industry to governance and our personal lives. Their potential for transforming economies, driving efficiencies and enhancing the well-being of societies is almost limitless. Our progressive curriculum will give you the knowledge and technical skills that employers need, and introduce you to pioneering ideas and technologies to help you to realise your ambitions.

We cover all the essentials of application development, from programming to software engineering, databases to web development, computer graphics to robotics, and information security. You will also explore the fundamentals of computing – what computers do, and how efficiently they do it – and learn about a host of advanced technologies, from computer games, digital sound and music, to concurrent and parallel programming, machine learning, bioinformatics, the internet of things, computational finance and more. From the outset you will be experimenting with programming games, robots, Gadgeteer kits, Subversion, JUnit testing, Scrum-based Agile software and more, in our well-equipped laboratories.

We are a highly respected, research-focused department with a friendly approach and award-winning teaching. We offer a short-term summer work placement programme and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. You will also be welcome to join our thriving Computing Society. We are one of only seven departments in the UK to hold the Athena SWAN bronze award for increasing female participation in computer science.

The programme’s modular structure gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests. We also offer you the opportunity to follow a specialist pathway that matches your career ambitions. At the end of year 1 you will have the option of transferring onto one of these pathways (Artificial Intelligence, Information Security or Distributed & Networked Computing), as well as onto a year-in-industry programme, or onto our longer and more advanced integrated masters programme. Transferring onto our Software Engineering pathway requires previous programming experience and early permission to take the Software Development course in year 1, rather than Object-oriented Programming.

A flexible degree structure allows you to keep your options open and follow your study interests and career ambitions.

You will acquire problem modelling and analysis techniques, as well as knowledge of and practical experience in modern software-development methodologies and techniques.

You will develop extensive team-work skills, excellent coding skills, good communication skills, and a strong professional ethos.

You will have access to a very wide range of optional modules, including those highlighted in the specialist pathways.

Course details

Modules

Please refer to our website for information:
https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/computer-science/computer-science-bsc.aspx

Assessment method

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.


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 G400
Institution code R72
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAB Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.

Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.

Required subject: A Level Computer Science or Mathematics or Physics and GCSE grade B/6 in Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD In a relevant subject (with significant programming content).

Please see our website for the specific BTEC modules you must take in order to meet the entry requirements for this course.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Pass in a relevant subject with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit.

Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.
Scottish Higher AAABB Including either Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and B/6 in Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 at Higher Level including either Higher Level Mathematics or Higher Level Computer Science or Higher Level Physics with a minimum of 32 points overall.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 including H3 in either Mathematics or H3 in Physics or H3 Computer Science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Plus A-level grade A in either Mathematics or Physics or Computer Science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Plus A-level grades AB including one of Mathematics or Physics or Computer Science.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB - ABB Including either Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels, where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on study@royalholloway.ac.uk to discuss your situation


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £20,900 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

The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations. For students starting a degree in the academic year 2020/21, the fee will be £9,250 for that year. The Government has also confirmed that EU nationals starting a degree in 2020/21 will pay the same fee as UK students for the duration of their course. Fees for international students may increase year-on-year in line with the rate of inflation. The policy at Royal Holloway is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see fees and funding and our terms and conditions. These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.

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Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
TW20 0EX


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