Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,750 *
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

This degree will give you the right computing skills and knowledge to be able to shape the future of businesses and organisations. This broadly based course covers the key topics in computer science, software engineering and development, and also explores specialised computer science topics, providing you with an excellent education and training for a rapidly changing environment.

The key aspect of this course is its flexibility and the ability for you to build a customised route within computer science. You will be able to follow recommended pathways in a number of computing areas to suit your interests. You will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge in areas such as creative computing, information systems, graphics and games development, mobile and web computing, software engineering, design and development, and software security.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

Subjects of study include:

  • Computer Science Practice
  • Computer Systems Fundamentals
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Programming Principles I
  • Programming Principles II
  • Web Design and Development

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Object-Oriented Development
  • Client-Server Architecture
  • Software Group Project
  • Database Systems

and options from one or a mix of the following routes:

  • Games and Graphics Development (3G graphics and game engines)
  • Mobile and Web Computing (android development, advanced client and server-side web development)
  • Digital Media Development 
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Information Systems

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Project
  • Software Security and Forensics
  • Enterprise Application Development

and options from one or a mix of the following routes:

  • Games and Graphics Development (3G graphics and game engines)
  • Mobile and Web Computing (android development, advanced client and server-side web development)
  • Digital Media Development 
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Information Systems

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status and for partially satisfying the underpinning knowledge requirements set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) and the Science Council for Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (CEng or IEng) status as well as for Chartered Scientist (CSci) status. Note that there are additional requirements, including work experience, to achieve full CITP, CEng, CSci or IEng status. Graduates of this accredited degree will also be eligible for professional membership of BCS (MBCS).

The BCS accreditation is an indicator of the programme’s quality to students and employers; it is also an important benchmark of the programme’s standard in providing high quality computing education, and commitment to developing future IT professionals that have the potential to achieve Chartered status. The programme is also likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A levels – BBC/AA

  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – DMM/D*D*

  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 27 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction plus at least grade C in Maths and English at GCSEs.

In addition to one of the above you should also have:

GCSEs - minimum grade 4 (or grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English (Functional Skills qualifications are not accepted)

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

Typical offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points 

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

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Careers

Career prospects for Computer Science students are excellent and students on graduation can be expected to follow these typical career routes: 

Graduate career roles: Computer Programmer, Web Developer, Junior Specialist Developer, Software Developer

Early to mid-career roles: Computer Systems Analysts, Computer System Engineers, Software QA, Database Administrators, Research and Development, Network Systems Administration, Software Designer

Senior roles: Senior Application Developer, Lead Developer, Chief Technical Officer, Lead Researcher, Senior Systems Architect or Analyst

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,750 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

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Course Location

Our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London is home to the Faculty of Science and Technology. With first-class facilities, the campus houses subject areas ranging from biosciences to electronic engineering. For more details, visit our Cavendish Campus page.

Contact us

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