Queen's University Belfast

Computing and Information Technology

UCAS Code: GG45
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2015
Ucas points guide

320-340

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Subjects
  • Computer science
  • Information systems
Student score
79% MED
79% MED
% employed or in further study
90% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

For those offering a relevant A level the target is BBB. Relevant A levels are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, or Technology. For those not offering one of these subjects the target is ABB.

Scottish Highers
ABBBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 320-340 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Computing and Information Technology will be key to the development and growth of companies in the future. As technology advances, business will need individuals who are comfortable in client situations, making collaborative efforts to solve information technology problems across a wide range of business sectors. Our Computing and Information Technology degree aims to give students a sound knowledge across a broad range of information technology subjects. This degree is ideal for students who are interested in all aspects of IT and embraces subject areas such as programming, web development, database design and human-computer interaction. Teamworking skills have an important role to play and software development on this degree has a web-based focus. Industry is embedded in our courses and this benefits our students on many levels - from industrial input to the content of our courses, through to year-long and summer placements, as well as activities such as competitions organised by companies. This four-year degree (three years plus a placement year) will involve development of the applied computing, interpersonal, communication and IT skills necessary to develop, select, deliver, manage and maintain cutting-edge IT infrastructures and advanced IT systems.

Modules

Information technology (IT) architecture design and integration; IT system administration (including administration of Windows XP/Server 2003, Unix and PC hardware); programming; computer architecture (including computer networks); human-computer interaction; database systems; web-based systems; professionalism.

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Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

29%
71%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
56%
17%
27%

Year 1

52%
44%
4%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

38%
62%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
21% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
386 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are information technology technicians

8%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

61%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
362 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

35%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

15%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2012 – computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good – particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. Be realistic with these degrees – opportunities are not spread throughout the country and you might struggle, for example, to get an information systems job outside the larger cities.
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