BSc (Hons) Creative Computing

Course summary

No.1 for student satisfaction for Computer Science courses in London – The Complete University Guide 2018.


Overview
This is a unique course that will offer you the opportunity to experience and explore diverse creative areas, as well as giving you the technical skills required to execute your ideas.
Computing skills have never been in higher demand, so we've developed this degree to help you gain the key skills and knowledge valued by today's businesses.

abstract starburst computer imageWhy choose this course?
The skills of a creative technologist are wide-ranging. They need creative design skills and vision to conceptualise and innovate, as well as the technical skills needed to develop prototypes and applications.

This course offers you the distinctive opportunity to experience these diverse areas, giving you control over building your own unique skills-set. This enables you to work across a broad spectrum of the creative computing industries.

The School of Computing and Engineering was voted best modern university for this discipline in the National Student Survey 2015, giving your degree the competitive edge.*

Our membership of the Academic Developer Programme and Alliance of leading firms is further testament to our expertise in the field, and we are also in the process of seeking British Computer Society Accreditation.

Career and study progression
IT graduates generally have a good record of achieving employment and progressing in their professional work. Popular paths for graduates from this course system interaction design and in particular in the area of web and mobile applications development and design.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you’ve already studied, or to explore something new.

For more details please see the Career and study progression section.




* Modern universities are defined as those higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992. UWL received the rankings listed above when compared to all other modern universities ranked in the guides/surveys cited.

Course detail

You will learn how to use contemporary computer technology to design and develop digital solutions for a variety of domains including web, games, mobile and innovative devices.

Modules

Year one (Level 4)

  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Developing Digital Identity
  • Information Systems and Databases (ISDB)
  • User Experience Design

Year two (Level 5)

  • Games Design
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Games, Simulations and Virtual Worlds (GSVW)
  • Team Project

Plus one option from 

  • Human Centred Computing (HCC)
  • Web and Mobile Application Security (WMAS)
  • Gamification

Year three (Level 6)

  • Responsible Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Project
  • Computer Security
  • Natural Language Interface

Entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications.

These can include:

• A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
• BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
• Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Level 5 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 5 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 120 undergraduate credits at level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

Level 6 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 6 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 240 undergraduate credits (at level 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

International entry criteria
International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

Fees

Fees for home and EU students

Main fee
£9,250

Fees for overseas students

Main fee
£12,000
Find out if you are a home or overseas student.

Funding

Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Scholarships in the 2017 - 18 academic year included:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility.

* Please note that scholarships and bursaries described in the video above were available at the time of filming in autumn 2017. Full details of scholarships for the 2018 - 19 academic year will be published shortly.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

How to apply

Apply for this course

UK and EU students

Apply for this course at www.ucas.com when UCAS applications are open, from the previous September until June (see dates). You will need our institution code W05 and the UCAS code given on the right hand side of this page.

If the UCAS deadline has passed, you can apply through Clearing by calling our hotline on 0800 036 8888 (or +44 8231 2468). Clearing takes place over the summer months (July to September).

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More about how to apply to the University of West London.

International students

Apply at www.ucas.com or complete our application form for international students. We have an online application form or you can download the print version.

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

More about the application process for international students.

During the course

What our students say

Jobs and placements

Career and study progression

Popular careers for graduates from this course include:

  • Web Designer/ Developer
  • Games Designer/ Developer
  • Interactive UI Engineer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Application Designer/ Developer (e.g. Smartphone, tablet, interaction peripherals).

Study progression

We have an extensive portfolio of Masters level courses, which provide excellent study progression routes.

See our computing and engineering courses page to view the full range of courses on offer by our School of Computing and Engineering.

Careers support

Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that’s right for you. 97% of our graduates are in work within 6 months of graduating.


With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors’ scheme.


Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:

  • CVs
  • job hunting
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • further study.

We are The Career University.

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