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The Kensington College of Business (KCB) is a partner with the University of Chester – one of the oldest British Institutions devoted to Higher Education in the UK. The University of Chester has been committed to delivering success for more than 175 years and the wealth of experience is reflected in consistently high levels of student satisfaction, resultant employability and the successes of its graduates.

KCB combines the history of the University of Chester with an eight-storey building in Central London to deliver the BSc Applied Computing Degree programme.

  1. Knowledge and skills. During this course you will explore: how computers work, how software is developed, how computers communicate with each other, the ways in which software manipulates, stores and processes data, the creation of a safe and interesting online environment for commerce, the study of robotics and artificial intelligence, and the operation of networking systems within organisations. These are just some of the subjects which will be covered.
  2. Career opportunities A degree in Computer Science is an excellent foundation for a wide-range of computing job roles.
  3. The technology sector is booming, offering many opportunities for qualified and skilled programmers, designers and developers. Examples include; Website developer, Application Developer, Database Administrator, Games Developer, Information Systems Manager and Business Analyst.
  4. Own business opportunities The world of computing is full of small business start-ups and one person companies. Website design, database design, network maintenance and games programming are all activities that can be carried out on a small scale. The opportunities for enterprise are endless.
  5. Professional recognition University of Chester degrees are currently awaiting BCS accreditation, which will ensure students have the right skills for a career in the computing profession.
  6. Further study Postgraduate study opportunities include MSc Information Systems and MBA Information Technology. Students may also go on to take MPhil, DPhil and PhD degrees.

The Kensington College of Business (KCB) is a partner with the University of Chester – one of the oldest British Institutions devoted to Higher Education in the UK. The University of Chester has been committed to delivering success for more than 175 years and the wealth of experience is reflected in consistently high levels of student satisfaction, resultant employability and the...

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Entry Requirements

The typical applicant will have completed one of the following;

UK/EU

Typical Entry112

UCAS points

GCE A Level112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer – BCC/BBC. Specific subjects/grades required for entry: A Level Computer Science, Computing or Maths.BTECBTEC Extended Diploma (IT): DMM

BTEC Diploma (IT): D*D*

Irish/Scottish HighersIrish Highers – H3, H3, H3, H3 including Computer Science or Maths

Scottish Highers – BBBB including Computer Science or Maths

International Baccalaureate26 pointsAccess requirementsAccess to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at MeritOCROCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 2

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma: D*D*

Typical Entry112 UCAS pointsGCE A Level112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer – BCC/BBCBTECBTEC Extended Diploma: DMM
BTEC Diploma – D*D*Irish/Scottish HighersGrades BBBBInternational Baccalaureate26 pointsAccessAccess to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at MeritOCROCR National Extended Diploma – Merit 2
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma – DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma – D*D*Extra InformationPlease note that we accept a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.

Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study.

We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: Undergraduate: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any band)

The typical applicant will have completed one of the following; UK/EU Typical Entry112 UCAS points GCE A Level112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer – BCC/BBC. Specific subjects/grades required for entry: A Level Computer Science, Computing or Maths.BTECBTEC Extended Diploma (IT): DMM BTEC Diploma...

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Assessment Methods

The subjects are assessed by a combination of coursework and examinations, with exams mostly used for the Accounting and IT subjects and coursework for the others and for which in each subject the pass mark is 40%.

The subjects are assessed by a combination of coursework and examinations, with exams mostly used for the Accounting and IT subjects and coursework for the others and for which in each subject the pass mark is 40%.