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Computer Science BSc

UCAS code: G400

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

On our Computer Science BSc course, 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 the foundations of computer science and will equip you with the skills to develop a software system as part of a team – something that will serve you well for your future career. The third year allows you to specialise your knowledge and showcase your talents by completing an individual project. Our BSc will allow you to understand the underlying principles of a range of Computer Science area, including: - Software Engineering (e.g. programming skills and technologies, as well as planning, implementation and maintenance of large software projects) - Algorithms and Optimisation (e.g. analysis and benchmarking of software, algorithmic techniques) - Cybersecurity (e.g. cryptography and Information security) - Systems Engineering (e.g. real-time and embedded systems, communication protocols, and systems-level programming) - Foundations of Computing (e.g. programming paradigms, and computational models) - Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (e.g. formal logics, search techniques, machine learning) You will also have the opportunity to transfer to the study abroad pathway and spend your third year at a partner institution before returning to King’s for your final year. This depends on you reaching a certain grade average and being accepted by a Partner University.

Key benefits

  • 6th in the UK for Computer Science (QS World Rankings by subject 2022).
  • You'll interact with world-class experts in many exciting areas of Computer Science, including algorithms and data analysis, cybersecurity, human-centred computing and software systems.
  • You'll study a wide-range of innovative modules, covering both the theory and practice of modern Computer Science.
  • Research lies at the heart of our department, and you'll be taught by world-leading academics.
  • Accredited by the BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT. This certifies that our course equips students with the foundations enabling a career in computing or information systems.
  • Study as part of a diverse student cohort: King’s is one of the leading Russell Group universities by proportion of female undergraduates on its Computer Science courses (HESA 2019/20).
  • Our central London location is close to top, global companies, such as Google and Amazon, and gives unparalleled access to leading scientific societies, including the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Suliman

I loved the opportunity to study in the heart of London, engage with a mix of interesting theoretical and practical modules, enjoy tech and computing-related societies, and get invaluable advice from the careers service

Suliman, Computer Science BSc

Employability

Completing a Computer Science degree opens the door to a wide range of job opportunities for our graduates. Typical profiles include software engineer, software architect, programming-language-specific developer, security engineer, and database engineer. 

The Careers Service run tailored sessions for Informatics students and a careers programme 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.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Analyst Programmer, Airbus
  • E-Disclosure Specialist, Stroz Friedberg
  • Financial Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
  • Software Developer, Bank of America
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch
  • IT Consultant, Detica
  • Management Trainee, Asian Media & Marketing Group

Employability

Completing a Computer Science degree opens the door to a wide range of job opportunities for our graduates. Typical profiles include software engineer, software architect, programming-language-specific developer, security engineer, and database engineer. 

The Careers Service run tailored sessions for Informatics students and a careers programme 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.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Analyst Programmer, Airbus
  • E-Disclosure Specialist, Stroz Friedberg
  • Financial Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
  • Software Developer, Bank of America
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch
  • IT Consultant, Detica
  • Management Trainee, Asian Media & Marketing Group

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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