BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

The British Computer Society (BCS), formed in 1957, is a registered charity which was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1984. It aims to promote the study of communication and computing technology, and to advance understanding and education of the ICT in modern society. It is the only professional body in the United Kingdom with the ability to grant chartered status to IT professionals.

Student membership

Students can gain membership and achieve a recognized qualification as a way to prove their commitment to the sector. Membership gives you access to contacts, advice and support. The Young Professional Group exists to support and represent those in the foundation years of their career. It runs the Career Advancement Programme involving seminars and workshops, aimed at aiding young professionals.


The society accredits various courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. To find an accredited computer science course visit the course search page here: http://wam.bcs.org/wam/coursesearch.aspx

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