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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Computer Science (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation)

UCAS Code: G400

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two C grades

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:45,P:0

96 points, other grade combinations accepted

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Maths. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

To include 12 points from Higher Level subjects.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2

Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

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

DD

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

MMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two D grades

UCAS Tariff

96

96 points to include two C grades at A level or equivalent.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

96 points form at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Computer science

Designed in consultation with industry, the Computer Science degree is designed to develop a grasp of the key concepts of computing, software and systems. It provides a deep understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of data and computation, along with developing highly transferable computational thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a broad range of software development skills.

Students begin by developing fundamental knowledge of the theory of computing, computer architectures and the construction of computers and their operating systems, whilst developing their underpinning programming skills.

Students move on to examine how professional software code is best organised and begin working at the boundary where software and hardware meet to understand how software can interact with the physical world.

Broadening options can be undertaken that allow students to gain knowledge in specialist areas such computational intelligence, cyber security, advanced programming techniques, data analytics and business intelligence to become highly employable across many sectors of the digital economy. As such, students can graduate with a named award in:

- BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Mobile Computing)

- BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Robotics)

- BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

- BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Data Analytics)

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Department:

Computing, Information Systems and International Studies

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.

70%
low
Computer science

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

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

82%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
A
C

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.

Computer science

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Information technology technicians
4%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Computer science

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

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£25k

£25k

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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