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Computer Science with Management & a Year in Industry BSc

UCAS code: G4NG

Key information

Course type:
Major/minor honours
Delivery mode:
Campus
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
A*A*A
Full entry requirements, including contextual requirements
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2024
Application deadline:
31 January 2024
Apply via UCAS

Our Computer Science with Management and a Year in Industry BSc combines comprehensive coverage of the principles and disciplines of computer language, programming and project design with an introduction to fundamental management areas. If you see yourself in a managerial role in computing, this course may be ideal for you. The first two years of the course focus on the foundations of computer science and management 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. You will spend your third year undertaking an industry placement before returning to complete a final year with us. This depends on you reaching a certain grade and obtaining a suitable placement opportunity. Finding an industry placement will require students to be resourceful and engaged. The Faculty has dedicated placement support who can provide advice and host employer-led events, ensuring you have all the tools to secure the right placement for you. 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 and Management 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) - Management essentials (e.g. principles of marking, accounting and economics) - Management specialisations (e.g. Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resource Management and Business Strategy) It will also provide you with the background knowledge and skills required to become a successful professional able to work in a range of exciting roles (see Careers Prospects). Women in Science Scholarships As part of the faculty's work on diversity & inclusion, we are actively working to support women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to address the current imbalance of women working and studying in these areas. Read more about the Women in Science Initiative here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/nmes/women-in-science, where you can also find out about the Women in Science scholarships offered. Further scholarship opportunities offered to women students passionate about computer science can be found here: https://raeng.org.uk/programmes-and-prizes/programmes/uk-grants-and-prizes/support-for-education/amazon-future-engineer-bursary

Key benefits

  • 6th in the UK for Computer Science (QS World Rankings by subject 2023).
  • 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.
  • Great employability following completion of your degree.
  • You'll study a wide-range of innovative modules, covering both the theory and practice of modern Computer Science.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. An accredited degree entitles you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the Institute. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
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
  • Software Engineer, Facebook
  • Financial Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch
  • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
  • Software Developer, Bank of America
  • Analyst, UBS
  • Product Manager, Google
  • 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
  • Software Engineer, Facebook
  • Financial Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch
  • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
  • Software Developer, Bank of America
  • Analyst, UBS
  • Product Manager, Google
  • Management Trainee, Asian Media & Marketing group

Key information

Course type:
Major/minor honours
Delivery mode:
Campus
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
A*A*A
Full entry requirements, including contextual requirements
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2024
Application deadline:
31 January 2024
Apply via UCAS

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