City University London

Course Introduction

Students gain advanced knowledge of games theory, graphics and games design and specialist skills for building computer games software; acquire leading'edge, computer and games'programming expertise; and become proficient in a broad range of programming languages and software design techniques. They also develop commercially'valuable skills in our computing laboratories and work with our research groups. This degree is suitable for students who want to apply their imagination to complex problems like computer programming and gaming and want to work in a dynamic and successful area of British industry. Computing and Information Technology courses at City are designed to be a path to leadership in tomorrow's complex and information intensive world; graduates being leaders in technical expertise, strategic thinking, innovation and communication. Computing theory and practice are delivered in lectures, tutorials and practical workshops and students' knowledge is enhanced by input from City's world'leading research groups. There are two routes by which students may gain paid work experience as part of their degree: a one year placement or the innovative Professional Pathway scheme which enables students to combine placement employment with their studies. Both options are available with this computing degree course. At City, we will help students to develop the skills they need for a challenging and rewarding career in computing and IT.

Course Modules

Year 1: Core modules: programming in Java; software engineering; systems architecture; databases; mathematics for computing; business and organisations. Year 2: Core modules: (core knowledge and skills); object'oriented; analysis and design; networks and operating systems; research and professional issues; team project; (plus the following, dependent on course); human'computer interaction (business computing and information systems) or data structures and algorithms (all others); (plus the following according to specialisms); functional programming for computer science; organisational behaviour for business computing. Year 3: Core modules: (advanced topics); individual project; (plus 4 from the following optional modules); advanced databases; advanced music informatics; bioinformatics; business engineering with enterprise resource planning solutions; business object technology; computer graphics; data mining; e'commerce; management of information technology strategy; project management; requirements engineering; software agents; theory of computation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 128
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • SQA Higher BBBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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74% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 78%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 67%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 73%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 30
Unknown 5

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 38%

Total Coursework: 62%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation