Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

We have 4 modern computing laboratories in the department, with a total of 133 workstations. The labs have projection facilities and are air'conditioned. Software, which runs on a range of platforms including Unix, Windows and Linux. The local area network is a switched gigabit/10gigabit ethernet. The department and college computers are connected to the SuperJANET academic network via the London Metropolitan Network. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

All years: compulsory modules include: Computer networking; data structures and algorithms; database management; e'business; information security; information systems management; introduction to computer systems and software and programming 1; introduction to programming; introduction to web authoring using XHTML and CSS; social and organisational issues in computing; web programming using PHP; optional modules include: cloud computing concepts; Javascript; middleware; strategic information systems; XML; optional modules taught by other departments, for example, calculus 2; principles of geographical information systems proof; proof and structure in mathematics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Tariff 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific

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