- Innovative new course at the forefront of the field, equipping you for whatever career in IT you choose
- The programme mixes electronic and face to face teaching with project-based learning, ensuring you graduate with technical fluency
- IT work culture is embedded within the programme, offering you a unique learning environment
- Become a socially responsible IT practitioner who will contribute to the evolving technology sector
- This programme incorporates professional body requirements and standards with collaboration, community and social-ethics
- An accessible approach; a collaborative programme with flexible delivery, reflecting working norms of the IT industry.
Subject to validation*
Our BSc Computer Science is a dynamic and varied programme covering all the key areas, from cybersecurity and GDPR to machine learning, algorithm design and programming, that you will need to graduate with the knowledge, skills and practical experience ready to start you chosen career path as an IT professional.
The course covers a diverse range of five themes, reflecting the mix of disciplines within IT, covering software development, software engineering, data, algorithms and artificial intelligence, and systems and security.
You will learn key programming skills across languages and platforms so you will have the fluency to work on any software development problem. You will be exposed to computational thinking, algorithmic thinking, and will learn how to provide data solutions and secure systems. Through problem-based lab learning, you will develop software applicable to the home, Internet, corporate, and many other fields. You will deliver solutions to people’s problems, be they personal, social, or industrial.
You will learn about constructing software and working with data, understanding the technological and societal requirements of IT systems. The programme has been constructed to give you experience of IT work culture whilst you study, focusing on collaborative working practices in technology and using team based project management software, such as Scrum and Kanban, that allows people to work together to deliver software for people. Software is developed for people by people and this is reflected in the way you will learn. By studying in this way, you will learn what makes a responsible IT practitioner in legal, social, ethical and professional contexts.
The programme has been designed for students who want to work in the evolving modern technology world. You will be taught by experts at the forefront of research with experience in industry, ensuring you are provided with the latest knowledge and skills in this fast-moving sector.
- Learn programming concepts, recipes and algorithm development and examine concerns of data representation, code operation and secure coding.
- Explore the human-computer interaction and usability, incorporating psychology and statistical understanding of user studies, and social and ethical concerns of computer interface design such as accessibility and how people experience IT.
- Take modules such as Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms, where you will learn how algorithm design works and be introduced to innovative concepts around algorithmic impact on energy consumption, and discover the social and ethical implications of AI are introduced, including considerations of automation.
- Option to take a one year work placement at the end of your second year
- Work on a final-year project and explore a topic of your choice
- Take modules such as Cyber Security where you will examine the lifecycles, legal-frameworks, and tools of the computer security professional, including legal, social, and ethical concerns of computer security such as hacking and its ethical standpoint.
- Other modules include Data visualisation, which Visualisation teaches the art and science of descriptive statistics, including static charts and interactive visuals and Data Engineering, where you will develop data delivery pipelines, consider the requirements of domain experts and the legal, social, and ethical aspects of data pipeline techniques.
Mathematics for Computer Science
At the end of Year 2 you can undertake an optional one-year work placement.
Final Year Project
Graduates can go into any IT career, from government and public sector, to fashion retailers and media. Roles include software engineer, software developer, data scientist, cyber security analyst, DevOps engineer, and artificial Intelligence and automated operations engineer.
What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality.
The University expects to publish details of the validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
What is periodic review?
Periodic review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.
The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
Life at Roehampton
At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.
We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.
We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.