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Computer Science with Management BSc

UCAS code: G4N2

Key information

Course type:
Major/minor 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

Our Computer Science with Management BSc combines comprehensive coverage of the principles and disciplines of computer language, programming and project design with an introduction to fundamental management. 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. The final year allows you to specialise your knowledge and showcase your talents by completing an individual project. Our BSc in Computer Science with Management will allow you to understand the underlying principles of a range of Computer Science and Management dimensions, 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) You will also have the opportunity to transfer to the study abroad pathway and spend your third year at a Partner University 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.
  • 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

Our popular degree is a mainstream computer science course that offers a broad and well-balanced introduction to the discipline, without requiring you to specialise too early. Computer Science with Management BSc at King’s offers you opportunities to develop analytical and practical transferable skills, as well as an understanding of the changing role of Computer Science in society and relevant social, legal, professional, and ethical responsibilities. All these are key knowledge and skills that will allow you to learn and adapt continuously and are important in both well-established and cutting-edge roles of Computer Science professionals. In the first two years, you will study areas such as programming, computer systems, databases, artificial intelligence, software engineering, logic, introduction to management and principles of marketing. In the final year, you will undertake a project, that will offer you an opportunity to integrate the knowledge gained across different modules and to apply this in the context of a more complex development project (e.g., a project solving real challenges faced by the industry). Alongside the Computer Science teaching, you will take a selection of management modules delivered by the King’s Business School such as economics, marketing and human resource management to cover the fundamental aspects of management. Outside of teaching, our student societies organise social and other activities such as hackathons and river cruises so there is lots to get involved with.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Special features

Optional study abroad

Awarding Institutions

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
A*A*A

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

AAA Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 776 at Higher Level.

Must include grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. IB students studying the new Mathematics curriculum would be required to study either Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics - Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the Mathematics subject requirement for this programme.

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

35 points including 666 at Higher Level. Must include grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. IB students studying the new Mathematics curriculum would be required to study either Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics - Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the Mathematics subject requirement for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: D

Selection process

Application deadline: 25th January 2023 - 18:00 (UK time)

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which are two A-Level grades (or equivalent) lower than the advertised entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, then we can generally permit these for this programme. However, each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and profession as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done.

Resits

The University has implemented a suspension of the resit policy due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. Therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

In a standard admissions cycle, we are able to consider applicants who have retaken their qualifications, however, you should bear in mind that your application for this programme will be reviewed alongside other strong applicants who might be viewed more favourably if they achieved the required grades within a standard timeframe, for example, a two year period for A-levels.

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15-credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module, including independent study.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Oral Presentations
  • Coursework
  • Class tests
  • Individual Projects

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

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:

  • E-Disclosure Specialist, Stroz Friedberg
  • Analyst Programmer, Airbus
  • Data Engineer, ITV
  • Senior Data Scientist, PwC
  • Quantitative Developer, Wintermute Trading
  • Financial Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
  • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
  • IT Consultant, Detica
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is £31,260 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

Our popular degree is a mainstream computer science course that offers a broad and well-balanced introduction to the discipline, without requiring you to specialise too early. Computer Science with Management BSc at King’s offers you opportunities to develop analytical and practical transferable skills, as well as an understanding of the changing role of Computer Science in society and relevant social, legal, professional, and ethical responsibilities. All these are key knowledge and skills that will allow you to learn and adapt continuously and are important in both well-established and cutting-edge roles of Computer Science professionals. In the first two years, you will study areas such as programming, computer systems, databases, artificial intelligence, software engineering, logic, introduction to management and principles of marketing. In the final year, you will undertake a project, that will offer you an opportunity to integrate the knowledge gained across different modules and to apply this in the context of a more complex development project (e.g., a project solving real challenges faced by the industry). Alongside the Computer Science teaching, you will take a selection of management modules delivered by the King’s Business School such as economics, marketing and human resource management to cover the fundamental aspects of management. Outside of teaching, our student societies organise social and other activities such as hackathons and river cruises so there is lots to get involved with.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Special features

Optional study abroad

Awarding Institutions

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
A*A*A

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

AAA Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 776 at Higher Level.

Must include grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. IB students studying the new Mathematics curriculum would be required to study either Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics - Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the Mathematics subject requirement for this programme.

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

35 points including 666 at Higher Level. Must include grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. IB students studying the new Mathematics curriculum would be required to study either Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics - Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the Mathematics subject requirement for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: D

Selection process

Application deadline: 25th January 2023 - 18:00 (UK time)

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which are two A-Level grades (or equivalent) lower than the advertised entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, then we can generally permit these for this programme. However, each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and profession as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done.

Resits

The University has implemented a suspension of the resit policy due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. Therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

In a standard admissions cycle, we are able to consider applicants who have retaken their qualifications, however, you should bear in mind that your application for this programme will be reviewed alongside other strong applicants who might be viewed more favourably if they achieved the required grades within a standard timeframe, for example, a two year period for A-levels.

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15-credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module, including independent study.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Oral Presentations
  • Coursework
  • Class tests
  • Individual Projects

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

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:

  • E-Disclosure Specialist, Stroz Friedberg
  • Analyst Programmer, Airbus
  • Data Engineer, ITV
  • Senior Data Scientist, PwC
  • Quantitative Developer, Wintermute Trading
  • Financial Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
  • Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
  • IT Consultant, Detica
  • Information Security Consultant, Merrill Lynch

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is £31,260 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

Key information

Course type:
Major/minor 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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