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Aberystwyth University

Web Development

UCAS Code: H602

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Internet technologies

Systems analysis and design

You will be part of a long established academic department which is at the forefront of research into computer-related technologies and which co-operates with major international companies. This degree scheme combines practical training in building websites to professional standards with study of the commercial, legal and technical context in which the Internet operates. In addition, you will look at how networks are developed and maintained to meet ever-increasing business needs. With the Internet at the heart of business strategy in most organisations, there is a huge demand for people with the skills to construct effective internet and networked applications.

By studying this degree, students will have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers. You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences.

This practical based degree provides students with the chance to engage with an economically important and rapidly-expanding industry and to help create solutions to the ever-changing needs of the business world. Our computer science degrees are accredited by the **British Computer Society (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council,** which means that they meet industry standards and requirements, giving you a head start when you enter the competitive job market.

The staff who teach on this course teach from an engineering perspective, meaning that they focus on science in application. The department has strong links with other departments in and beyond Aberystwyth, as well as a strong track record of collaboration with industry. As you would expect from a major research department, you have access to excellent facilities. In addition to Windows PCs across campus for everyone, students in our department have access to dedicated Linux and Mac OS X laboratories and central servers.

You will learn core computer science and business skills such as web programming, website design, database management systems, database driven websites, software engineering, e-commerce, commercial processes, internet services administration, and internet security. You will develop a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include communication, research and data analysis, mathematical and computational skills, independent and team-working, organisation, implementation and self-motivation.

As a Computer Science graduate from Aberystwyth, you will have acquired the skills and experience necessary for most computing-based work, and especially for work in the software industry. Your degree will also give you an advantage in fields involving website construction, for example: building modern database driven websites using appropriate tools and components; using engineering techniques to achieve quality results; and using the web and databases to provide interactive real-time solutions for industry, commerce and the public sector. Our students are in demand with employers such as IBM, HP, Gloversure and Plymouth Marine Laboratories.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Department of Computer Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Internet technologies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

Information systems

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
5%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Information systems

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
26%
Information technology technicians
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 2015 — 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. This is also a good degree to take if you want to follow a technical role in the finance or advertising industry. Many jobs for this degree were found in the larger cities last year and opportunities may be more limited outside those areas.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Internet technologies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Systems analysis and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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