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Pre-University Computer Programming (Session Two)

Key information

Subject area:

Pre-University & Undergraduate Summer Programmes

Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


1 week

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

Pre-University Summer School courses helps prepare students for university. The course offers an in-depth exploration of a subject area at degree-level and improves students’ understanding of university study. Our courses provide insight into the key debates, themes and cutting-edge research areas of a subject. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on group assignments and experience social learning which are central elements of undergraduate study.


One session (1 week): £2,900

Two sessions (2 weeks): £5,800 £5,395**

Three sessions (3 weeks): £8,700 £7,830**

**Fee valid for applications for two or three sessions received by 31 March 2024. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions. Subject to availability at the time of application.

What does this course cover?

This course has been designed to provide a condensed experience of a 1st year undergraduate Computer Science module. Led by King’s academics, students will study major programming principles, program design, program efficiency and advanced topics with a strong emphasis on both theoretical and practical skills. This course will promote independent thinking and critical analysis and students will develop problem solving skills by apply algorithmic, mathematical and scientific reasoning to a variety of computational problems. This module will consist of lectures with embedded tutorials, interactive activities, small group projects, and peer-assessment activities to provide an engaging and challenging experience, as typically encountered in our undergraduate programme at KCL. This course will be based on Matlab, which is widely used in most leading universities and teaching programmes.

What will I achieve?

  • experienced a variety of learning activities typical of a first-year undergraduate degree
  • built on your existing knowledge of core topics covered in a first-year undergraduate degree
  • carried out independent research on a given topic and produced a structured and well supported response to an assignment brief

Who is this for?

The King's College London Pre-University Summer School is open to high-achieving students who are about to start or who are enrolled in their final two years of high school and are typically aged 16 and 17. Students must be aged 16 before the start date of their course.

How will I be assessed?


What is the teaching schedule?

Taught on-campus between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £2900

Application Fee £60

Terms and Conditions

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