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.

Course modules

Taught modules are supplemented by a substantial individual project that may be carried out in a 'real-world' setting. You can gain a Postgraduate Diploma instead, by completing the same modules without the project. Modules: Computer Systems; Data and Knowledge Management; Data Warehousing and Data Mining; Fundamentals of Computing; Information and Network Security; Information Retrieval and Organisation; Information Systems; Internet and Web Technologies; Programming in Java; Software Design and Programming .

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
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