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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Computer science
Student score
81% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£23k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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, allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation. At Aberystwyth University, we endeavour to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. In the 2017 National Student Survey, we were ranked top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). We place a strong emphasis on employability, and it is embedded in our teaching. Upon successful completion of this degree, you will not only enter the job market with a BSc in Computer Science. Our research is ranked 11th in the UK and 1st in Wales (Times Higher Education). As a student of this course you will gain access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers and you will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences. In addition, you will have access to robotic equipment including Arduino, mobile robots and sailing robots. Our degree will prepare you with a variety of transferable skills and employability skills. As part of your degree, you will be required to take part in a residential set of tasks where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems. This activity will encourage you to improve your: communication skills, analytical skills, time management, organisational skills, implementation skills, research skills, technical skills and you will have more experience of working independently as well as part of a team. The first year of the course is a very manageable introduction to the field of computer science even for students with no prior experience in the field. You will receive a thorough grounding in web development, computational thinking, software engineering and agile methodologies. Our Computer Science degree offers excellent career prospects and 98.5% of UK/EU undergraduates from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2016 were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017). The skills and experience you will gain will open access to a variety of career paths including: software design communications and networking computer applications web development IT consultancy and management system analysis and development computer sales marketing education.


What will I learn? This is an example of what you may study. In your first year you will be introducted to; programming, computer infastructure, web development, problems and solutions. In your second and third year you will discover and undertake the following; our software development lifecyle module ( you will adopt the role of one of the following; project manager, desinger, and you will be required to produce a working software product, following the best current industrial practice at every stage. You will also discover data structures and algorithms; development processes, techniques and technologies, and undertake you individual 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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 81% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
15% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £23k MED
Graduates who are information technology technicians


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


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 — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, 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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