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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
58% LOW
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

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

96%

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

£9,250

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

This course has been designed to meet the real needs of the computing industry. For the technical skills we use a mix of open source and commercial software that is heavily used in industry, so skills developed on the course can immediately be used in industry. As a graduate of this course, you can expect to be well-versed with the C#, HTML, JavaScript, PHP and SQL languages and have a working knowledge of several others. We add to this with a mix of theory and other practical skills that you will find useful in the workplace. Our course has been developed to ensure that you cover the fundamentals before you select specialisms to study the last year of the degree. At the end of the first year you may transfer to the Information Technology degree if desired.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: Introduction to programming; principles of software development; computer systems; software development; the computing professional. Optional module: Introduction to business information systems. Year 2: Core modules: Programming one; systems analysis and design; database development one. Optional modules: Interactive web programming; operating systems one; interaction design; computer networks on; computer law and ethics. Year 3: Core modules: Individual project or individual study; programming two; database development two. Optional modules: Operating systems two; computer networks two; human-computer interaction; ethical and professional computing; cryptography and its applications; building effective databases; distributed architectures and web programming; current issues in web technology.

Canterbury Christ Church University

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
37%
48%
15%

Year 1

23%
70%
7%

Year 2

17%
68%
15%

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 58%
Student score 58% LOW
Able to access IT resources

75%

Staff made the subject interesting

45%

Library resources are satisfactory

72%

Feedback on work has been helpful

43%

Feedback on work has been prompt

45%

Staff are good at explaining things

53%

Received sufficient advice and support

50%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
274 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
62% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are elementary cleaning occupations

6%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

34%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

13%

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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