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Discover an agile, forward-thinking approach to computer science, in an historic campus with a start-up mentality with our Computer Science BSc degree.

  • A degree developed by experts in computing, data analysis, cyber security, and AI.
  • A flexible programme designed to keep pace with known industry requirements and boost your employability.
  • Gain the opportunity to build networks, and develop practical, transferable skills within a growing industry.

Why study Computer Science?

Our Computer Science BSc degree is designed to be agile and will be constantly adapted to meet the ever-changing challenges industry faces. This programme will set you up to be a confident problem-solver, with the creative and flexible skills needed to thrive in the fast-paced world of data and computing.

The programme is designed to ensure you get a detailed exposure to the theoretical and practical aspects of computing. Built by experts, the degree programme covers:

  • data
  • cyber security
  • computer programming
  • cloud computing
  • IT service management
  • financial operations.

As part of the programme, you can also gain added qualifications associated with:

  • BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT)
  • ITIL® 4 (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
  • TOGAF® (The Open Group Architecture Framework).

Why St Mary's?

Just 30 minutes from London, you’ll have access to the largest and fastest growing tech hotspot in Europe. Throughout your degree you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with big tech companies and build networks with industry professionals to support you in your career growth.

2022 brings with it the creation of a brand-new hub at the heart of the University’s Twickenham campus. With ultramodern technology and bright group-working spaces, you’ll be based at the centre of all the social and livings spaces our historic campus has to offer.

Our reputation for research is also growing rapidly, the majority of research submitted was found to be 4* World Leading and 3* Internationally Excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. This is reflected by some of the key partnerships within the sciences, for example the Ministry of Defence and FIFA.

We know we can offer students a great university experience: we are rated within the top ten universities in the country for student experience and in the top five for teaching quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023).

Scholarship

New for 2023, St Mary’s has announced a full Computer Science Scholarship to help boost diversity in computing for a student joining this September.

The award covers three years tuition fee for one student, subject to the successful completion of each year of study, and is worth £27,750. The aim of the scholarship is to support a student from an underrepresented group gain the skills they need to succeed in their career. Find out more about the Scholarship.

Please note: Computer Science is subject to validation.


Course lead

Dr Leanne Griffiths headshotDr Leanne Griffiths
Dean of Sport, Allied Health and Performance Science

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Entry requirements

112-128UCAS points required

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We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of (or equivalent).

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Create your UCAS personal statement through our online builder and we'll email you a copy of your completed version at the end.

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Course content

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Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

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Career opportunities

97% of our students are employed, vocation, or have moved into further study after graduation (HESA 2022).

Our computer science degree is constantly updated with known industry requirements. This degree should prepare you to interview for jobs knowing you have the confidence, experience and agility to find solutions for your prospective employer’s concerns.

Your employability will be boosted as you’ll cover:

  • programming
  • the complexities of operating models
  • security
  • data management
  • general enterprise architecture.

Our academic team will also support your ability to communicate in a variety of formats, to a range of audiences.

We want you to graduate from our computer science degree with the transferable skills needed to influence your networks and continue your professional development.

The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to Strength and Conditioning Science students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.

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How the degree is taught

Teaching and assessment methods

You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.

Teaching breakdown

Learning on the course is made up through a combination of:

  • Contact time: 18%
  • Work-based learning: 2%
  • Guided learning: 40%
  • Independent study: 40%

Independent study is a key feature of your degree and is crucial to furthering your knowledge.

You will receive your timetable a week before teaching is due to start at the latest.

Feedback

We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within three weeks.

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Compensated passes

Please refer to the information on compensated passes throughout your degree as outlined in the academic regulations.

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Facilities

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Fees and funding

2023/24 fees

  • Home: £9,250
  • International: coming soon

*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Governments review of Higher Education Funding

Information about tuition fees, student loans and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Scholarships

A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to new undergraduate students. This includes:

Living costs

A guide to your living costs has been created by our Student Funding Team.

Accommodation costs vary depending on whether you opt for an en suite room and on-site catering. Take a look at our accommodation options and the prices you can expect to pay.

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Further information


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Visit the campus

Upcoming open days

Meet current students, explore our green campus, and find out why St Mary’s could be the place for you.

You'll also get a chance to:

Staff from various teams, including the Student’s Union, Student Funding, and Admissions, will also be around to discuss any questions you may have about studying at St Mary’s.

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Campus tours

There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore the campus, even if you can't make it to an Open Day. We run campus tours every Wednesday at 12pm. If you'd like to join us for one of these tours please register your place for your preferred day.

Virtual tour

We know that for it's important to you to see where you'll be living and studying before you make your decision. However, we also know that for many people it's not always easy to make it to the campus.

That's why we've developed a virtual tour of campus, allowing you to explore that facilities and the beautiful views that we have to offer.

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