Computer Science BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: 1K45 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

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

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

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

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: 1M58 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

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

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

What makes this course different

Highly rated by our students

90% of students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on “The Teaching on my Course” in the 2023 National Student Survey. (NSS 2023, Results published 10 August 2023)

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Ranked 2nd

Our Computer Science courses ranked 1st in London and 2nd in the Country for “The Teaching On My Course” and “Assessment and Feedback” (National Student Survey 2023, Results published 10 August 2023).

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Recognition in the industry

We have Microsoft IT Academy and CompTIA Academy status, so your qualification will be recognised and valued anywhere in the IT sector.


British Computer Society (BCS)

We are accredited by British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, meaning your computer science degree will be recognised worldwide.

British Computer Society accreditation

Course modules

You will apply your skills to a range of practical problems. You will use the solid grounding in computer science fundamentals gained in the first year. Understanding computer science is fundamental to navigating the practical problems you will encounter during the course.

During your second year, you'll delve deeper into computer science concepts. You'll do this by studying databases, web and mobile application development, and data structures. You'll apply theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world scenarios. You'll be able to do this practically during your 70-hour work placement in a computer science setting. This will deepen your understanding and skills in databases, web and mobile application development, and data structures.

For the final year of your computer science degree, you'll specialise in areas like mobile application development, network security, distributed systems and artificial intelligence. You'll be encouraged and supported to find work experience to enhance your practical skills. We'll help you find a work placement if you choose to work for a year in the computer science industry during your course. As well as developing practical computer skills, you'll learn about the social and cultural implications of the digital revolution. You'll gain an understanding of professional and ethical issues in computer science.

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

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Your future career

A computer science degree equips you with technical prowess and gives you many job opportunities in computer science. Our BCS-accredited degree and esteemed status as a Microsoft IT and CompTIA Academy guarantee that your IT degree is globally respected. This will open doors to a multitude of career pathways within the field. Whether you want to go into postgraduate study, do cutting-edge research, or move into entrepreneurship, our comprehensive support means that you're well-prepared for computer science job opportunities. With us, your journey is more than earning a degree; it's about investing in a transformative future in computer science.

With comprehensive support and guidance, you can maximize your earning potential and secure a rewarding career path in computer science. Your skills will be valued and well compensated.

Industry links

Our robust industry links with tech giants like Microsoft, Cisco, and Amazon translate into unparalleled job opportunities in computer science for our graduates.

Graduate employers

Some of our computer science graduates have gone into computing roles at Amazon, Zara, Hilton Hotels, Poundland and Sainsbury's.

Job roles

You could go into roles in areas like information security, software design, data analytics, software engineering, network, system or database administration, systems architecture, education or technical sales.

Understanding what kind of salary you can earn in computer science is essential for making informed career decisions. With a BCS-accredited degree and a Microsoft IT and CompTIA Academy status, you can expect competitive computer science salary prospects. This will reflect the global recognition and prestige of your qualifications. Whether you choose further study or want to become an entrepreneur, the potential for a good computer science salary is high.

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

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)

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, 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

As you undertake independent learning at our university, one of the best unis for computer science, you'll have many resources to support you.

From online study materials to comprehensive journal articles and books, we provide top-notch facilities. This means that you receive the best possible computer science education.

Whether you're honing your skills through individual and group projects or preparing coursework assignments and presentations, our state-of-the-art computer game labs, an extensive library, and Microsoft Office software are available for you.

You'll find everything you need to excel in computer science. We use Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment as a central hub for course materials and communication,

As you start your journey at our university, you'll discover why we're regarded as the best uni for computer science. We are renowned for our commitment to fostering independent learning and skill development.

Guided independent study

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.

When not attending timetabled lectures you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. As a computer science student, you'd expect a lot of your learning to take place via technology, and you'd be right!

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.

You'll gain insights from our industrial partners through guest lectures and visits which ensure that you stay on top of what the dynamic computer science industry demands.

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.

Academic support

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.

Dedicated personal tutor

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.


Each year you will spend 120 hours of timetabled learning  and teaching  activities. This includes lectures, tutorial classes, practical hands-on computer lab classes and weekly catch up sessions.

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 9am and 6pm.

Class sizes

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

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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

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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