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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

97%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
82% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DMM

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

97%

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

£9,000

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

If you are interested in the fundamentals of Computer Science, our degree which is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation. The skills acquired from this course are sought after by employers in this discipline.

Modules

Year 1: introduction to computer hardware, operating systems and Unix tools; introduction to programming; web development tools; problems and solutions; programming using an object-oriented language; an introduction to communications and telematics; professional and personal development; the mathematics driving license for computer science. Year 2: user centred design and human computer interaction; modelling persistent data; professional and personal development; the mathematics driving license for computer science. Year 3: agile methodologies; professional issues in the computing industry; e-commerce (implementation, management and security); developing internet-based applications; major project.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
31%
69%

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
38%
62%

Year 1

34%
66%

Year 2

52%
48%

Year 3

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 91%
Student score 82% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
10% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
273 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 £22k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

71%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

7%

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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