Cloud Computing BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: I104 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Cloud Computing, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Cloud Computing, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BSc (Hons) Cloud Computing, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14580 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: I106 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Cloud Computing, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Cloud Computing, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14580 per year

What makes this course different


Optional placement year available - this will give you a chance to get work experience and contacts in your industry.

Ranked 1st

Our Computer Science course was ranked 1st for student satisfaction amongst all London Universities (Guardian 2019)

Ranked 2nd

Our computing courses were 2nd in London and 3rd in the country overall amongst all modern universities (Guardian 2019)


British Computer Society (BCS)

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS).

British Computer Society accreditation

Course modules

On this course, you will learn through knowledge: you will understand essential facts, concepts, theories, and principles of emerging technologies in cloud and distributed computing. You will learn through thinking, demonstrating independent thinking and analytical skills in real-world problems related to cloud computing. You will reason critically in the assimilation and production of cloud computing artefacts.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

As a graduate of the University of East London, you'll have a solid understanding of the main disciplines that fall under the computer science banner. With a BCS-accredited degree and our status as a Microsoft IT and CompTIA Academy, your degree will be respected within the IT sector and further afield. A cloud computing degree is the perfect springboard for a career in almost any sector, in addition to the tech and digital industries.

Industry links

We have links with Microsoft IT and CompTIA Academy, Cisco and AWS.

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course go to companies such as cloudcheckr, Office 365 AZURE Companies, AWS and Accenture Company.

Job roles

The kinds of roles you could go into include information security, software design, data analytics, software engineering, network, system, or database administration, systems architecture, education or technical sales Or, if you have an entrepreneurial impulse, we can support you with that too, and give you help and advice on launching your own start-up.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

This qualification leads well to postgraduate study and research. You could study

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The curriculum is delivered by highly skilled and qualified lecturers who are always willing to help us not only in the areas pertinent to their modules but also in our endeavours outside of the classroom. The assessments are well-planned for the overall development of our ability to think outside the box whilst working on real-life projects. The world-class facilities and support I have received as an international student from Nepal have made me realise that choosing UEL to mould my career path was the best decision that I’ve ever made."
Roman Shrestha

BSc (Hons) Computer Science graduate

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Our innovative Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) approach enhances face-to-face learning by providing students with scheduled on-campus contact hours and additional learning opportunities. Through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), students can access course materials and resources beyond their scheduled hours. We offer access to industry-standard technology and specialised spaces to prepare students for their future careers. Dedicated time for activities and development, along with a holistic approach to learning, fosters academic, personal, and professional growth. Students benefit from career support through on-campus and virtual Career Zones, personalised support services, and a dedicated online portal, Track My Future (TMF).

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This is a key part of university-level work. It will typically involve reading journal articles and books, preparing for seminars, preparing coursework assignments, and arranging independent skills practice sessions with your peers. In your final year, much of your independent study will be focused on your research project.

Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library, and Moodle.

Academic support

We encourage an educational experience that is active, social, collaborative, engaging, and student-owned. You will have access to a variety of resources ensuring your learning experience goes beyond the classroom.

Our Docklands campus has excellent computing resources, including specialised labs to study networking and operating system environments such as Windows and Linux.

You'll be given software tools for programming, database development, computer-aided software engineering, internet access, and web-based development.

Dedicated personal tutor

Computer science may involve the study of robotics, but we're not robots and neither are you. Our teaching staff will give you a great deal of personal attention and feedback as you get to grips with the course content. You'll have an academic adviser to oversee your progress, module leaders for different parts of the course, and tutors for each year group. If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential.


Each year you will spend 120 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. This includes lectures, tutorial classes and practical hands-on computer lab classes. These are contact hours with tutors, teaching staff and your group members. 

  • Year 1: schedule teaching - 288 hours; guided independent study - 912 hours
  • Year 2: schedule teaching - 288 hours; guided independent study - 912 hours
  • Year 3: schedule teaching - 288 hours; guided independent study - 912 hours.

Your timetable

You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm.

Class sizes

A significant proportion of your time will also be spent working in groups with your fellow students. Experience in group work is essential for graduates who wish to work in the IT industry. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module, and activity.

This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. 

All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


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What our students and staff say

Dr Aaron Kans
It is a huge privilege and honour to be able to make a difference to people's lives, from all backgrounds, and to be part of a university that offers these transformational opportunities to students that may have not been given these opportunities before."

Dr Aaron Kans

Head of Department (Computer Science & Digital Technologies)

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I enrolled on a foundation year and left with a first-class honours degree. A huge thank you for the opportunities given to me and many others a chance to achieve and learn. The supervisor who taught me in my first and final year and my final project supervisor genuinely cares and takes pride in his work. I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher."

Mohammed Yasin Ali

BSc (Hons) Computer Science