- Innovative new course at the forefront of the field, equipping you for whatever career in IT you choose
- The programme mixes virtual 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
A degree in computer science is a gateway into nearly every industry. Technological advances have created a requirement for organisations across all sectors and industries to employ people who are competent, fluent and experienced in multiple areas of computing.
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 your career.
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 understand AI, learning how machine learning works and to employ it. You will be exposed to computational and 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, web, 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 computer systems, as well as coding languages including Python, Java, C/C++, and many more. Software is developed for people by people and this is reflected in the way you will learn. The programme has been constructed to give you experience of professional work culture while 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. By studying in this way, you will learn what makes a responsible computer 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.
- Examine the five views of computer technology: software, hardware, mathematical, data and societal.
- Learn programming concepts, recipes and algorithm development and examine 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, 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 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.
Graduates can go into any IT career, from government and public sector, to large IT organisations and media. Roles include software engineer, software developer, data scientist, cyber security analyst, DevOps engineer, and artificial Intelligence and automated operations engineer.
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.