Computer Science London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University

Why study this course?

This degree course will teach you everything you need for a successful career in IT – from programming and information systems to modules in mobile applications and artificial intelligence. Taught by experts, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art computer labs as well as the opportunity to get industry experience during hands-on work placements and gain professional Java certification.

In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

With the chance to gain professional Java certification, you’ll be taught by experts in the field of IT and technology and will learn everything, from how to create new mobile apps to how to design and implement software systems. As you progress, you’ll also have the options to specialise in topics such as artificial intelligence and management support systems, ensuring you have the specialist skills to pursue a career in the fields that interest you most.

Studying in the heart of London, one of the world’s leading technological hubs, you’ll learn from a team of experts and benefit from our state-of-the-art computer labs. Taught through knowledge-based learning seminars and hands-on workshops, you’ll also have access to work placements through the School of Computing's World of Work (WOW) Agency. Created specifically to enhance your employability, you’ll develop your skills, gain real experience and earn while you learn through placements working on real client-driven projects in business and industry.

On successful completion of the course, you’ll have the qualifications and knowledge to enter a wide range of careers linked to computer science. You’ll not only have the qualifications required for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), you’ll also be entitled to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS). Becoming a Member of the British Computer Society entitles you to put the letters MBCS after your name and gain access to networking opportunities, publications and specialist events to aid you in your career development.

What our students say

"The course has given me a well-rounded foundation of skills and knowledge which I plan to take into future employment." James McLaughlin, 2015

  • Qualification

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

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  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Year 1 modules include:

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)
Information Systems (core, 30 credits)
Logic and Mathematical Techniques (core, 30 credits)
Programming (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Data Structures and Specialist Programming (core, 30 credits)
Databases (core, 15 credits)
Networks and Operating Systems (core, 30 credits)
Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (core, 15 credits)
Software Engineering (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Distributed and Internet Systems (core, 30 credits)
Formal Specification & Software Implementation (core, 30 credits)
Mobile Applications (core, 15 credits)
Project (core, 30 credits)
Artificial Intelligence (option, 15 credits)
Management Support Systems (option, 15 credits)
Work Related Learning II (option, 15 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through coursework, exams, in-class tests and a project dissertation. You’ll also receive regular supportive feedback throughout the course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

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 G402
Institution code L68
Campus name Holloway

Points of entry

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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC Typical offer CCC (96 UCAS points from two or more A levels to include a grade C from one or more A levels from a relevant subject (eg Computer Science, Computer Studies, ICT, Maths, Further Maths, Electronics, Engineering, Statistics, Business Studies or Science). A level Applied Art and Design is acceptable.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma MMM
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required in subjects such as Business Studies, Computing, Engineering or Science with 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2.
Scottish Higher CCCCD A minimum of 96 UCAS points with at least four passes at higher level, grade C or above. One numerate subject passed at higher level.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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

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

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2018–19 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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