Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Computer Science

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. The degree is designed for graduates who are new to computer science and would like to embark on a career in IT. It is also ideal if you are working in IT and want to update your skills and place them in a broader context while also obtaining a formal qualification. **HIGHLIGHTS** - Accredited as partially meeting the requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) by the British Computer Society. - The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK, having celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2017. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students. - The Birkbeck Knowledge Lab draws on multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from across the sciences, social sciences and the arts, to investigate how digital technologies and digital information are transforming our culture and how we learn and work. - You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

Entry requirements

MSc: Good degree, or equivalent, in a subject other than computer science, together with some aptitude for programming. Applicants without a degree-level qualification but with significant computing experience may also be considered.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Coursework, including programming assignments, written examinations and a project. The Postgraduate Diploma and MSc are awarded on the basis of the same coursework and examinations. For the MSc, you have to pass the coursework and examinations, and also submit a satisfactory project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Telephone number: 
02076316722