Who is this degree for:

The University of London Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degrees offer advanced instruction in computer science fundamentals.

Whether you have high school qualifications or you’re already working in a computer science field, you can earn a valuable degree that will help move your career forward.

The course material ranges from entry-level subjects to specialised topics. If you already have a degree outside of computer science, the curriculum will give you the chance to stay up-to-date and learn commercial applications of computing practices.

The flexible degree programmes are designed to fit around work, family, and other commitments in your life. You can study online according to your own schedule.

Cohorts and Deadlines:

The programme is offered twice per year in April and October.

The next cohort starts on October 12th, 2020 and applications are now closed.

Applications deadline: September 7th, 2020.

Requirements for Admission

To apply, complete the Degree Programme Application Form and provide the necessary entry requirement documentation.

Applicants must be age 17 or older on the registration deadline date. If English is not your first language, completion of an English language proficiency test may be required. Proficiency test options can be found here.

Unsure which entry route is best for you? Simply apply via direct entry. If you do not meet the criteria for this route, your application will automatically be considered for Performance-Based admission.

If registering through the Performance-Based admission route, you must satisfy the following before progressing onto the direct entry:

  • Pass both Introduction to Programming I and either Numerical or Discrete Mathematics, with a weighted average of 40% or above.

General Application Process

To apply, complete the Degree Programme Application Form and provide the necessary entry requirement documentation.

We accept qualifications from all over the world. For further details visit entrance qualifications.

USA

Standard Entry Route: You must satisfy one of the following requirements for standard entry:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations of the American College Board, provided at least two full, non-overlapping, subjects are passed at grades 3, 4 or 5 (with the exception of Studio Art). Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, which individually must be passed at grade 3,4 or 5, are valued as half a full subject each. If one of these AP examinations is not passed in Calculus or Statistics, you must pass grade 12 high school Maths* at a grade of A – B or
  • 30 college credits from an acceptable institution (e.g. community college), including 6 college credits in a Maths subject plus a High School Diploma. If you do not have 6 college credits in Maths then you must pass grade 12 high school Maths at a grade of A – B or
  • Associate degree from an acceptable institution – including 6 college credits in a Maths subject. If you do not have 6 college credits in Maths then you must pass grade 12 high school Maths at a grade of A – B *Acceptable grade 12 Maths subjects include algebra, calculus, geometry, statistics or trigonometry.

Performance-Based Admission: If you do not qualify for the Standard Entry Route, apply for performance-based admission if you meet any one of the following criteria:

  • High school diploma or
  • 12 college credits or
  • Work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

UK

Standard Entry Route: You must meet the following requirements for entry via the standard route:

  • 3 UK GCSE/GCE O level passes at grade A – C/9 – 4 in non-overlapping subjects plus 2 further UK GCE A level passes at grade A - E in non-overlapping subjects; including Maths passed at UK GCSE / GCE O level grade A* – B/9 – 5 or UK AS level grade A – E, or the equivalent of these qualifications.

Performance-Based Admission: If you do not have the prerequisite qualifications, you may qualify for performance-based admission with one of the following:

  • 4 UK GCSE/GCE O level passes at grade A – C/9 – 4 in non-overlapping subjects or
  • Work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

India

Standard Entry Route: You must normally satisfy one of the following requirements for entry via the standard route:

  • Year 12 Higher Secondary Certificate (Regional or All India) 4 subjects each passed at 70% or above OR an overall average of 70% from all subjects taken; including Maths passed at 60% or above.

Performance-Based Admission: If you do not have the prerequisite qualifications, you may qualify for performance-based admission with one of the following:

  • Year 12 Higher Secondary Certificate (Regional or All India) with 4 subjects each passed at 50% or above or
  • Year 10 All India Board with 4 subjects each passed at 50% or above or
  • Work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Singapore

Standard Entry Route: You must normally satisfy one of the following requirements for entry via the standard route:

  • 3 Singapore/Cambridge O level passes at grade A - C in non overlapping subjects plus 2 further Singapore/Cambridge H2 level passes at grade A - E in non overlapping subjects. This must include O level Math passed at grade A – B or H1/H2 Maths passed at grade A – E.
  • Polytechnic Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Specialist Diplomas/Associate degrees that are at least one year long and are in computer science, science, maths or engineering will normally meet our entry requirements.

Performance-Based Admission: If you do not have the prerequisite qualifications, you may qualify for performance-based admission with one of the following:

  • 4 Singapore/Cambridge O level passes at grade A – C in non-overlapping subjects or
  • Work experience will be considered on an individual basis

Hong Kong

Standard Entry Route: You must normally satisfy one of the following requirements for entry via the standard route:

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): provided 2 Category A subjects are passed at level 3 - 5 and 3 further Category A subjects are passed at level 2 – 5. This must include Compulsory Maths passed at level 3 – 5.
  • Higher Diplomas/Polytechnic Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Specialist Diplomas/Associate degrees that are at least one year long and are in computer science, science, maths or engineering will normally meet our entry requirements.

Performance-Based Admission: If you do not have the prerequisite qualifications, you may qualify for performance-based admission with one of the following::

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): provided 4 Category A subjects are passed at level 1 - 2 or
  • Work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Class Profile

  • Average age 31
  • 82% male 18% female
  • 67% of applicants had less than a Bachelor degree; 22% had a Bachelor degree and 11% more than a Bachelor degree
  • Students from 87 countries

Tuition

The total cost of the programme for 2020/21 is between £10,592 - £15,889 *, depending upon geographic location. You won’t be billed upfront for the whole degree. Instead, pay as you go - each time you take a module, you’ll pay the tuition just for that module. If you need to take a term off, you won’t be charged during that term.

*Indicative totals are for web supported learners only reflecting average annual fee increases, assuming students complete the qualification within the minimum time without resits and Accreditation of Prior Learning (requiring additional fees). Examination centre fees count as an additional cost. For further details please refer to the University of London website.

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Please note: all student fees shown are net of any local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence. Where the University is required to add VAT, GST or any other sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment process. For students resident in the UK, our fees are exempt from VAT.

Financial Aid

Information on potential sources of funding and scholarships is updated annually and where available. Information is included in the programme web pages. Click here for more information.

Tuition Reimbursement: Students are encouraged to seek tuition reimbursement through their employer. We recommend that you speak with your manager or HR department to see what’s available to you as an employee.

We are not recognised for the GI Bill, FAFSA and Sallie Mae loans funding. This is due to the flexible nature of our degrees (distance/online learning) and the reporting criteria that these institutions use.

To learn more about financing your degree, visit the Degrees Financial Resources Hub.

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