Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Our four'year, year in industry programme will give you the ideal foundation for a high'flying career, with professional experience that will set you apart. During your extended work placement you will gain skills and awareness that can only be acquired in a real work environment. Our progressive curriculum will give you the knowledge and technical skills that employers need, and introduce you to pioneering technologies in computer science. You will graduate with transferrable skills such as problem'solving, coding, team working, analytical skills, time management and self'motivation.

In years 1, 2 and 4 we cover all the fundamentals of computing and application development, from programming to software engineering, databases to web development, computer graphics to robotics, and information security. You will learn about technologies such as computer games, digital sound and music, concurrent and parallel programming, machine learning, bioinformatics and computational finance. From the outset you will be experimenting with programming games, robots, Gadgeteer kits, Subversion, JUnit testing, Scrum'based Agile software and more, in our well'equipped laboratories. The programme’s modular structure gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests.

Your year in industry will start at the end of year 2. We are located in the famous M4 corridor, known as 'England's Silicon Valley', and we enjoy close links with many of its leading technology companies. If you are unable to complete your year in industry you can transfer onto our standard three'year BSc programme. At the end of year 1 you will have the option of transferring onto one of our specialist pathways (Artificial Intelligence, Information Security or Distributed & Networked Computing), or onto our longer and more advanced integrated masters programme. Transferring onto the Software Engineering pathway requires previous programming experience and early permission to take the Software Development course in year 1, rather than Object'oriented Programming.

We are a highly respected, research'focused department, with a friendly approach and award'winning teaching. You will have a personal adviser to guide you through your studies. You will also be welcome to join our thriving Computing Society. We are one of only seven departments in the UK to hold the Athena SWAN bronze award for our commitment to increasing female participation in computer science.

+ Gain skills and experience that can only be acquired in the real world of work, during a supervised year in industry.

+ Join an elite department, ranked 11th in the UK for the quality of its research output (Research Exercise Framework 2014).

+ 97% of our students said our programmes are well organised, 92% said they are intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey 2015).

+ Enjoy the flexibility to tailor your degree to your own interests.

+ This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Course Modules

Our courses cover all the essentials of application development, from programming to software engineering, databases to web development, computer graphics to robotics, and information security. You will also explore the fundamentals of computing – what computers do, and how efficiently they do it – and learn about a host of advanced technologies, from computer games, digital sound and music, to concurrent and parallel programming, machine learning, bioinformatics, the internet of things, computational finance and more. Different courses such as Computer Science (AI) have the corresponding emphasis. For more information, see Course Finder.

Start Date:

24/09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £17,500 Overseas Fees