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Computer Science (Software Engineering), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #291 (QS) ,
Our technological world is creating a huge demand for skilled professionals who can design, build and maintain computer programmes, databases and applications, to help solve problems and drive efficiencies. With a specialist degree in Computer Science (Software Engineering) at Royal Holloway University of London , you could be one of them.  

About

You will learn from software professionals and leading academics in the field to apply engineering principles to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of all kinds of software. Developed in consultation with industry, our curriculum covers all the key areas that employers look for. You will gain a solid grounding in the fundamentals of computing and application development, from programming to software engineering, databases to web development, computer graphics to robotics, and the latest trends in information security. 

You will also develop a thorough understanding of modern software development methodologies and the practical experience to back it up, as well as transferrable team working, time management, coding and communication skills, and a strong professional ethos. We cover the whole process of software development in a systematic way, from initial client briefs through to costing, scheduling and efficient delivery.

Career opportunities

We work closely with partners in industry who advise us on our curriculum, to ensure that it keeps pace with the latest market needs and trends. 

This means graduates of the Computer Science (Software Engineering) at Royal Holloway University of London are up-to-speed with all the latest developments and technologies in software engineering. 

We run jobs fairs and a short-term work placement scheme, and your personal adviser and the campus Careers team will be on hand to offer advice on career opportunities.

We also maintain strong links with our alumni, who can often provide advice, contacts and networking opportunities. In recent years, our computer science graduates have launched careers in everything from network systems design and web development, to business management and finance. They work in organisations such as: Amazon, American Express, Apple, Bupa, Capita, CGI-Logica, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Symantec, among many others.

Accreditation

Course accredited by The Chartered Institute for IT and EQANIE.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Programming laboratory
  •  Internet Services
  •  Machine Fundamentals
  •  Mathematical Structures
  •  Software Design
  • Software Development
  •  Algorithms and Complexity
  •  Computer and Network Security
  •  Databases

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • A Levels: AAB-ABB
  • Computer Science or Mathematics or Physics.
  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and B/6 Mathematics.
  • English proficiency: IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 5.5.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • We award our scholarships competitively, usually based on your academic achievements, as well as your scholarship statement. 
  • Bursaries are awarded to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.

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