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Computer Science MSci

UCAS code: G404

Key information

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

Our Computer Science MSci course is a four-year degree which combines undergraduate study with a master’s 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 and fourth year allows you to undertake advanced topics, specialise your knowledge and showcase your talents by completing individual project and group projects. Our MSci will allow you to understand the underlying principles of a range of Computer Science areas, 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) After completing this course, you will be recognised with a master’s degree which is most suited to those considering an advanced career in research or industry.

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 leading experts.
  • 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).
  • 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).
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
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch
  • Financial Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
  • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
  • Software Developer, Bank of America
  • IT Consultant, Detica

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
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch
  • Financial Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
  • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
  • Software Developer, Bank of America
  • IT Consultant, Detica

Key information

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

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