According to the Guardian University Guide 2019 we were ranked 2nd in London and 21st in the UK for our Computer Science courses.
No.1 for student satisfaction for Computer Science courses in London – The Complete University Guide 2018.
IT skills have never been in higher demand, so we’ve developed this degree to help you gain the key skills and knowledge valued by today's businesses. To prepare you for employment, this course focuses on practical skills, influenced by the latest research and by industry requirements.
Why choose this course?
Career and study progression
- interaction designer
- software architect
- software engineer
- systems analyst
- web developer.
You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied or to explore something new.
We have an extensive portfolio of Masters level courses, which provide excellent study progression routes. See our computing and engineering courses page to view the full range of courses on offer by our School of Computing and Engineering.
With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors’ scheme.
Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:
- job hunting
- recruitment and selection procedures
- further study.
Studying with us
In your first year, we will focus on the fundamentals of computer science, with laboratory sessions to apply your learning practically.
Your second year covers the core concepts for producing applications for mobile and businesses, giving you a key understanding of computer science within a professional context.
The final, third year of study covers the advanced subjects such as artificial intelligence and computer security. As a project, you will design a comprehensive and sophisticated software application. This is an excellent opportunity to apply your learning practically.
ModulesYear one (Level 4)
- Computer Architecture
- Maths for Computing
- Algorithms and Data Types
- Information Systems and Databases (ISDB)
- Data Communications
Year two (Level 5)
- Object-Oriented Software Development (OOSD)
- Mobile App Development (MAD)
- Distributed Computing
- Functional Programming
- Team Project
Plus *one option from:
- Human-Centred Computing (HCC)
- Mobile Web App Development (MWAD)
Year three (Level 6)
- Applied Software Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
Plus *two options from:
- Computer Security
- Natural Language Interface
- Social Enterprise
112 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications.
These can include:
- A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
- BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Access to HE Diploma
You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.
Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.
Level 5 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 5 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 120 undergraduate credit at level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.
Level 6 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 6 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 240 undergraduate credits (at level 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
International entry criteria
International students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.
About the School
The University of West London not only provides a high quality education closely linked to employment, but puts the student at the heart of a friendly and supportive community.