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Computing - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Computing BSc (Hons) course is a professionally-focused degree, designed to equip you with skills relevant to the industry. You'll learn the basics of commercial applications and programming skills sought by employers, as well as specialist topics of your choosing. There will also be opportunities to complete placements in the industry as part of your studies.

On graduating, you'll be eligible to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

The course received a 100% student satisfaction score for the opportunities it offers for applied learning (National Student Survey 2020).

Our Computing BSc degree has been accredited with full CITP status by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. This accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. As a graduate of this course, accreditation will also entitle you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the Institute. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

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More about this course

With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, this career-focused course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills that meet the needs of the computing industry. You’ll learn the fundamentals of software development, such as application development, objective-oriented programming (eg Java and C#) and database development.

You’ll have the option to specialise in fascinating areas such as artificial intelligence, ethics or computer law. You’ll develop your IT proficiency, problem-solving skills and learn to apply this knowledge to real-life situations.

Throughout the course you’ll focus on sought after skills that are required by employers, such us unified modelling language and ASP.NET. You’ll also use state-of-the-art commercial software tools, gaining key technical skills that are in high demand throughout the industry.

In addition to the team of experienced teaching staff, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from industry experts. The Vice President of the multi-national company Telefonica has previously given a talk to our students. Some of our ex-students working in industry will also be invited to share their working experiences.

You can get a taste for life at our School of Computing and Digital Media by taking a look at our showcase of recent student work.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through essays, individual coursework, exams, research projects and a final year dissertation. You'll receive regular, supportive feedback throughout the course.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited as fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration.

On graduating, you'll be eligible to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code G401
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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021

We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.

Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements you should have:

  • a minimum grades BB or CCE in A levels (or a minimum of 80 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma of 60 credits)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Computing (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree.

If you hold relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience you will also be considered.

Accelerated study

If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

What our students say

“The Computing BSc course at London Met helped me to kick-start an enjoyable career. The relevance of the modules taken has ensured that I meet a lot of requirements that are needed to work and progress within the IT industry.

Since graduating in 2017 I have changed roles from a software developer to now work in network engineering for Ericsson, a big telecommunications company. This has showed me that undertaking this course can really enable a person to switch to different roles and even different industries.

I would highly recommend this course if you wish to have a successful career in the tech industry.”

- Sabelo Kumalo

“As of right now I work for the London Metropolitan Police Cyber Security Unit. I have the role of a Cyber Security Specialist. I think every student can benefit from the technical Computing BSc course. With the forever expanding technology field, there will always be a job out there for you. Not to mention our top notch lecturers and continuous support. I never once felt alone without help; lecturers always helped me out without giving too much away and that motivated me to do my own research and produce coursework to the best of my ability.”

- Gjergji Bogdani

“The course put me in an excellent position when approaching employers about prospective positions. For instance, I scheduled 10 interviews in the first month of leaving London Met, seven of which had offered me the position by the end of my interview. I can only credit my success to London Met, the skills they provided me and my determination to ‘climb the ladder’ in this industry. From my experience in interviews and speaking with recruiters, I would say that London Met’s Programming and Software Engineering modules are by far the most helpful when leaving University and looking for an entry point to your new career. C# and ASP.NET have become a far more prevalent skill to possess and many companies are now offering graduates with this skill the opportunity to join new, exciting ventures and provide training, courses and further degrees to those who ‘look promising’. The Unified Modelling Language is also a very sought-after skill; companies like to know that one can speak with management, translate all requirements in the necessary format to engineers/programmers and take part in the development, roll-out and maintenance of their software. I have found that all aspects of the Computing BSc course have proven to be helpful throughout my time working in this sector.”

- Darren D’Ham

The Computing BSc course has helped me in many ways.
The certificate served as a springboard for my admission to University College London (UCL) to study a master’s in Software Systems Engineering.

Upon completion of my master’s, I secured employment at Quant Marketing Ltd in London as a junior support engineer.

I must admit that most of the tools used as a junior support engineer were all known to me when I was at London Met. These software tools include SQL and the visual studio.”

- Abdul-Qadir Ali

"I found the lecturer's to be good, engaging in classes and sending notifications consistently about deadlines/tips for helping yourself do better on the course. The dissertation final year project was organised very well, with consistent weekly meetings to check that everything is on track.

Although the first year for me was a struggle getting used to everything as I had never done much computer programming topics before, over the course of the 3 years I learned a lot from the lecturers, weblearn and other various web sources/books. The course was run perfectly for me personally and I'd like to thank all the lecturers for their time!"

- Cameron

"Overall my four years at London Met were amazing. I made some great friends with both students and lecturers. All the modules were useful in starting a career in IT. I would like to thank my lecturers for all of their help over the four years." James Young, a Computing BSc (Hons) graduate

"My journey in Computing BSc was very positive, we had a lecture then a workshop on the same day so we could get practical experience working with the theory we just learned fresh in our head.

I also really like the way the topics were very closely related to future workplace scenarios, which I feel really helped me when I started applying for graduate jobs, as I didn’t do a placement year or an internship which a lot of employers prefer all I could speak about was my coursework and some of the employers were really impressed.

Lastly, I have to give thanks to all my lecturers who went over the top to motivate me to meet my potential."

- Afeez Asiru

"This Computing BSc degree has provided me with a strong foundation from which I can access several roles in the IT/software development sector. Each year of the degree contains modules that keep the topic feeling fresh. I could measure the improvements to my core technical skills whilst also gaining a deeper understanding of the industry. I feel ready to jump into a role in the industry and put the skills that I have learned to practical use.

I recommend this course to those that have an interest in learning to code. The staff at London Met have been knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to give up their time to help. As a mature student, I can recommend London Met to anyone wanting to develop new skills or change career."

- James Sewell

“I thought the way the modules on my course linked together was excellent and set me up with skills I can use in the workplace. It also allowed me to have a more in-depth look at the differences and similarities of programming languages. The staff were also very supportive and easily accessible. If I ever had any problems, I could simply email them or visit them in their office where they were happy to offer help and advice.”

- Jack Tinkler

Where this course can take you

This course will help you grow professionally and prepare you for work in the field of application development as a professional programmer, software system developer, IT consultant, database designer or web application developer.

Previous graduates have gone on to work at companies such as Fyber and Itelligence.

This course is also excellent preparation for further study or research.

Additional costs

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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How to apply

September 2021: If you’re a UK student or an EU student with settled/pre-settled status and want to study full-time from September, you can apply through Clearing – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online. If you're an international applicant or want to study part-time, select the relevant entry point and click the "Apply direct" button.

Applying for 2021

If you're from the UK, or you're from the EU and have settled or pre-settled status, apply through Clearing for courses starting in September 2021 – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online.

Applying for 2022

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.



When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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