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BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Education and Qualified Teacher Status

Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Computing

Attendance

Full-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

This is a highly practical course which combines a thorough understanding of Computer Science with a carefully supervised programme of education theory and practice – involving regular stints in schools. 
For two thirds of your time you will study alongside specialising Computer Science students as you learn the main areas of the subject. These include software engineering and programming languages, as well as computer systems, computer architecture and data structures.

In addition to the technical knowledge you’ll need to pursue a career in this field, you’ll learn about the impact of technology on individuals, organisations and society.
But from your first year you will also have regular experience of working, and eventually teaching, in schools, so you will emerge ready to take up a teaching career straight away. Your progression will be carefully supported and monitored by tutors who are acutely aware of how to pace your experience. 

 

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

H2RB

Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk.

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Qualification to teach

This three-year course will qualify you to teach Computer Science in schools. There’s no need for a fourth-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education. It’s a one-stop shop.

Real-life experiances

An opportunity to learn in a work place (e.g. Schools) whilst still benefiting from the opportunities for a full student life offered by the UEL.

Unique

UEL is the only provider for this type of programme in London.

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Godfrey Nii Buckle

Computer Science with Education & QTS, BSc (Hons) 

I have always been interested in becoming a teacher. However, the thought of having to do a degree, followed by teacher training really put me off. So, when I saw that UEL was offering the BSc Computer Science and QTS in just 3 years, I believed that this would be an excellent opportunity for me. The quality of teaching and the hands-on teaching experience that I have gained has given me the knowledge and confidence to reach my goal of becoming a teacher. This is an excellent course if you are thinking of going into teaching.



Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,382.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2018. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarsip - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2018/19 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,060.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2018. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarsip - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2018/19 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,060.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Entry requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include two passes at A2 Level in Social Sciences or Humanities-related subjects
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
CACHE
Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF) / Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

All applicants MUST have GCSE English, Maths and Science grade A*-C.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

Applicants must pass a Professional Skills Test in Literacy and Numeracy prior to starting the course.

Please look at http://sta.education.gov.uk/ for more information.

Applicants are required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for Regulated Activity.

As you will have close contact with children and/or vulnerable adults on the this course, you will be required to have a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure certificate.

You need to complete this process prior to starting the course. Failure to complete this process will impact you going on placement as part of the course.

You will also need to complete a Disqualification by Association Form.

Further information is available here

 

It is a legal requirement that you are assessed as fit to teach in order to be given an unconditional offer on our programmes. Teaching is a demanding activity and there are fitness requirements set by the Department for Education for applicants to teacher training.  

Maitland Medical undertakes the screening process for physical and mental fitness to teach. An online questionnaire must be completed and a fee of £55.00 must be paid upon submission. You will need to contact Maitland Medical at mail@maitlandmedical.co.uk or phone 0208 295 8250 in order to apply.

Maitland Medical will notify UEL when an assessment has been made so that we can update our records. These records will be checked prior to your placements to ensure that you are fully cleared to attend.

Trainee teachers with special needs and/or disabilities are very successful on our programmes particularly when they disclose their needs before registration. If you do have a particular need or disability we strongly encourage you to disclose this as soon as possible so that we can assess the level of support you may need and to which you are entitled.

 

Applicants who do not have the required GCSE qualifications or grades can sit an A Star Teacher’s Equivalency Exam. Further information is available at https://www.astarteachers.co.uk/equivalency-and-professional-development/booking

Non-UK qualifications

GCSE equivalent qualifications taken outside the UK will be assessed in line with UK NARIC and NCTL guidance.


You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll learn

Your Computer Science modules will encourage you to apply your skills to a range of practical problems. In your first year, you’ll gain a solid grounding in computer science fundamentals, including Software Development, Networks and Web Technologies. 
In your second year, you’ll learn about operating systems, databases, data science and data structures. For your final year, you’ll have the chance to specialise in areas such as mobile application development and distributed systems, as well as completing an industrially relevant project.
Meanwhile your Education modules will involve you studying Computer Science Teaching and Learning in year one, as well as spending spend six weeks working in a school.
Year two will see you researching Computer Science Learning, with another six-week school placement.  
In your final year, you will conduct an Active Inquiry into an educational topic of your choice, and spend 12 weeks in a school, by which time you will be teaching pupils.

 

 


 

 

What you'll study and when

Introduction to Software Development

Introduction to Computer Systems and Networks

Introduction to Web Technologies

Computer Science Teaching and Learning

School Based Training 1: Reflections on Practice

 

Database Systems

Operating Systems

Computing in Practice

Advanced Programming

Data Structures and Algorithms

School Based Training 2: Reflections on Practice

Researching Computer Science Learning

Project

Distributed Systems

Mobile Application Development

Active Inquiry

School Based Training 3: Reflection on Practice

How you'll learn

Your Computer Science modules will be delivered by the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, while your Education modules and placements will be run by the Cass School of Education and Communities.
Our Docklands campus has excellent computing resources, including specialised labs to study networking and operating system environments. You’ll be given software tools for programming, database development, computer-aided software engineering, internet access and web-based development. 
Our teaching staff will give you a great deal of personal attention and feedback as you get to grips with the course content. You’ll have a personal tutor to oversee your progress, module leaders for different parts of the course and tutors for each year group.
You will be introduced gradually to the idea of teaching pupils Computer Science through three school based placements, the last of them for a whole term. Your first visit may involve observing and getting yourself familiar with the workings of the school. By your third-year visit, however, you will be in charge of classes.
You will benefit from doing group projects with fellow students. And you’ll also gain insights from our industrial partners through guest lectures and visits to ensure you stay on top of what this fluid industry demands.

Your future career

The practical experience you gain on this course, and your carefully tailored programme of learning, will ensure you are ideally placed to find employment as a teacher of Computer Science.
Computer Science, which has become the focus of the national school curriculum instead of Information and Communications Technology, involves a deeper level of understanding. Using the analogy of a car – ICT means you can drive, but Computer Science means you also understand what is going on under the bonnet.

However, if you don’t want to go on to become a teacher, the depth of knowledge you will gain of the subject will allow you to pursue employment options across a wide range of other areas.
As a graduate from UEL, you will have a solid understanding of the main computer science disciplines. And our status as a Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft IT Academy and CompTIA academy means that your degree will be widely respected.

Industries as diverse as agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services all rely on computers and software to function effectively.
A computer science degree is the perfect springboard for a career in almost any sector, in addition to tech and digital industries. The kind of role you could go into includes:

- Software design
- Tech support
- Software engineering
- Network, system or database administration
- Systems architecture.


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