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On our Computer Science BSc programme you will gain an in-depth understanding of computer-based information systems in the heart of a connected London. The first two years of the course focus on programming, computer systems, databases, software engineering and logic. The third year includes a project implementing a sophisticated piece of software.
UCAS code G400
Duration Three years
Study mode Full-time
Course type Single honours
Course accreditations BCS
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
Department Department of Informatics
Application deadline: January 15 2017.
35 points overall with three Higher Level subjects at 665
45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit
D3 D3 M2
Further information below
Our Computer Science programme will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the field of computer-based information systems in order to prepare you for a career in that area. In the first two years, you will study areas such as programming, computer systems, databases, software engineering and logic. In the third year, you will undertake a project, which involves implementing a sophisticated piece of software based on your particular interests.
You will have access to over 170 fast PCs running Windows and Linux. These are spread over several laboratories for the exclusive use of the department. The King’s Computing Society organises social and other activities, and first-year students are allocated "Buddy" students from other years.
Our department has a reputation for good teaching in a friendly environment. We use a mix of teaching styles including traditional lectures, small and large tutorial groups, practical laboratories, individual and group projects, and provide opportunities to speak to staff on a one-to-one basis. We have an active research programme that we bring to bear on our teaching, exposing all students in the final years of their courses to the latest issues in the field.
All programmes include flexible choices for you to follow your interests, usually in the final year. Single honours students also undertake a supervised project in their final year. Assessment is made using a mix of conventional examinations, coursework, presentations, and laboratory exercises.
You will have access to over 170 fast PCs running Windows and Linux. These are spread over several laboratories for the exclusive use of the department. The King’s Computing Society and KCLTech society organise social and other activities, and first years are allocated "buddy" students from other years to help you settle in.
The Department of Informatics consists of expertise in four computer science groups (Agents & Intelligent Systems, Planning, Algorithm & Bioinformatics, and Software Modelling & Applied Logic), and groups in Robotics and Telecommunications. The selection of available optional taught course modules reflects the range of research interests in the department. All years of our programmes are kept under constant review and we reserve the right to change and improve them at any time.
Currently, our students study the modules shown below. We review our modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the department direct for further advice.
Seven compulsory modules.
You will choose two 15 credits from a range of modules that may include:
You will choose 90 credits from a range of modules that may include:
The Careers Service and the Department of Informatics run an 18-week Careers programme for Informatics students, which includes skills sessions and visits from top employers. Our graduates go on to successful careers in a wide range of organisations including banking, finance, management, and the major software houses, where they work mainly on analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of software applications and systems. Alternatively, many of our graduates choose further study.
Recent graduates have found employment as:
"Computer Science is a stimulating and interesting course, and this year the group software project is enabling me to make more friends while being able to enjoy making software too."
"The greatest experience of being a university student is to study a subject you enjoy with a range of different people from all over the world, taught by the best lecturers who make the environment enjoyable with their caring attitude and wit."
"Studying computer science at King’s has opened many career opportunities; following advice from the college’s Careers Service, I was able to complete an internship at one of the largest investment banks in the world and was offered a full-time position."
"The programme itself provides the theoretical knowledge behind the subject area, and a set of transferable skills that can be used in technology anywhere, lecturers are personable and always happy to help."
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Full time tuition fees UK:
The current tuition fee is set as £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Full time tuition fees EU:
Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
This means that the current tuition fee is £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Full time tuition fees International:
£22,800 p.a. (2017/18). This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.
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