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Computer Science with a Year in Industry BSc

UCAS code: G405

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 with a Year in Industry BSc course will give you 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 placement year. You will spend your third year undertaking an industry placement before returning to complete a final year with us. Finding an industry placement will require you to be resourceful and engaged. Our Global Placements team will support you throughout your course with advice and activities to help you discover your options, focus your placement search and take action to achieve the right placement for you. Your placement is required to be a technical role which complements your studies, but you will have a great deal of freedom in what you choose to do. This depends on you reaching a certain grade average and obtaining a suitable placement opportunity. The final 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 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)

Key benefits

  • 6th in the UK for Computer Science (QS World Rankings by subject 2022).
  • Research lies at the heart of our department, and you'll be taught by leading experts.
  • 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.
  • A Year in Industry will give you an insight in using your computer science skills in the workplace, and will make you highly employable.
  • Accredited by the BCS 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
  • Financial Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch
  • Software Developer, Bank of America
  • Data Scientist, PwC
  • Data Engineer, ITV
  • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
  • IT Consultant, Detica
  • Management Trainee, Asian Media & Marketing Group
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Inovia

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
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch
  • Software Developer, Bank of America
  • Data Scientist, PwC
  • Data Engineer, ITV
  • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
  • IT Consultant, Detica
  • Management Trainee, Asian Media & Marketing Group
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Inovia

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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