Computing and Digital Technologies

Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Take your computing skills to the next level with a degree designed to continue from BTEC Information Technology. Build on your existing knowledge and gain the skills you need to succeed in the tech industry.

Computing and Digital Technologies
Entry Tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code

G560

G561 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

4-6 years (part-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BSc (single honours)

Modules

These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students  

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year  

 
  • Creative Coding 
  • Software Development 1 
  • Computer Systems 
  • Networking and Security Practice 
  • Digital Methods 
  • Databases 
  • Programming for Business Automation 
  • Web Design 
  • System Administration 
  • Security Testing 
  • App Design 
  • Project Management 

This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you  

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

Study Abroad

This course has the option of studying abroad as part of your degree in your second semester of second year.

With Roehampton Abroad scholarships of up to £1,000 and Turing Scheme funding available, you could spend a semester at one of our partner universities across the globe, with destinations including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Find out more about where your degree could take you here.

  • Final-Year Project 
  • Data Visualisation 
  • Cloud Administration 
  • Cyber Security 
  • Cyber Risk Management 

Skills

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This course will prepare you to progress and excel in various roles in the IT industry. You will graduate with industry-ready skills in:

      • Low-code/no-code software development
      • Cyber security
      • Systems administration
      • Digital and data technology

Employability is embedded throughout giving you the essential skills for employment in industry.

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.

We are ranked as the best modern university in London (Times Good University Guide 2022 and Complete University Guide 2022).

How you'll learn

You won’t be sitting in a lecture theatre, but instead will be learning in interactive classes, working closely with your lecturers and fellow students. This includes:  

    • Working in the computer labs
    • Seminar-style workshops
    • Tutorials
    • Project-based learning
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How You'll Be Assessed 

Your assessments will be based on the real world so that you will graduate with the necessary professional skills. This includes:  

      • Portfolios of technical products
      • Presentations, where you’ll showcase your technical knowledge to your peers
      • Team projects, so you can get the critical experience industry is looking for 
      • Individual projects of various scales and flexibility.

Your academic tutors will be on hand to support you throughout your studies to guide you to achieve your best. 

Career options

You’ll graduate ready for a career in the IT  industry. Your future role could be:

    • Systems administrator
    • Cyber security technician
    • IT technician
    • Cloud administrator
    • IT project manager
    • Business analyst
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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers. 

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

 

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,750 £998

Entry tariff:

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.

General entry requirements

UK students

Validation and curriculum review

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. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme 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 curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. 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.

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

Find out more  

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Course Facilities

Image -  Six dedicated computing labs 
 Conduct your studies within one of our specialised computing labs in the heart of campus, including a dedicated cyber security lab.

Six dedicated computing labs

Conduct your studies within one of our specialised computing labs in the heart of campus, including a dedicated cyber security lab.

Image -  Out of hours access 
 Access computing labs outside of scheduled teaching. Labs are open until 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

Out of hours access

Access computing labs outside of scheduled teaching. Labs are open until 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

Image -  All the software you need 
 Every piece of software you’ll require to complete your studies is free and available for your personal device, meaning you’ll be able to conduct your studies anywhere and anytime.

All the software you need

Every piece of software you’ll require to complete your studies is free and available for your personal device, meaning you’ll be able to conduct your studies anywhere and anytime.

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