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BSc in Information Technology

Programme Overview

Designed for Birkbeck students who have already earned 240 Computing or IT specific credits at level 4 and 5, and wish to complete a bachelors level degree. Allows you to transfer your credits and graduate in one year full-time, or two years part-time.


  • To develop BSc level knowledge and technical skills in Computing and IT.
  • To develop the ability to learn independently and collectively.
  • To develop critical thinking skills.
  • To develop professional modes of working and thinking.
  • To develop enhanced problem-solving skills.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Programme, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence in key areas of Information Technology; notably Computer Programming, Information Security, and Database Management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and ability to work-within, professional codes of practice and, legal and ethical boundaries. Show clear evidence of the ability to produce high quality output to strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce high level written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and project manage all aspects of a software development project. Be able to think critically, logically analyse, and adapt as necessary.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and solve IT related problems using established processes.

Entry requirements

240 credits at level 4 and 5 in Computing or IT, or a related discipline.


  • Part-time: Three evenings a week. October - July.
  • Full-time: Up to four days a week (evening teaching, with some daytime classes available). October - July.

Dates & timetables

See programme schedule in Downloads.

Term Dates

How to apply

Contact the programme administrator.

Course content

Students take 120 credits, consisting of 4 compulsory modules, 2 option modules and a project.