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Coventry University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G400
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB - BBB to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or Computing.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

CCC

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

One from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or IT at Higher level.

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

89%

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 choose this course you will benefit from: Accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS); Well-equipped specialist computing labs with high- performance hardware and industry-standard software; The option to join the CISCO Academy Programme leading to an industry-recognised CISCO Certified Networked Associate (CCNA) qualification; Strong links with employers, enabling us to offer visits, guest lectures and joint projects with local companies; An excellent social experience with events, trips, LAN gaming and funded computing clubs; The opportunity to spend an industrial placement year working with a technology company; Committed and enthusiastic teaching staff, active in educational development and technical research which informs their teaching; Yearly Computing Showcase, giving students the opportunity to demonstrate work to potential employers; An international environment, which reflects the globalised nature of the computing industries.

Modules

Year 1: Information systems; software design; JAVA programming; computers and networks; Internet and multimedia; human computer interaction; mathematics. Year 2: Systems development; databases; software engineering; professional skills; group project; options from: Internet programming; commercial programming; advanced programming; artificial intelligence. Year 3 (optional): Year in industry. Final Year: Individual project; computer project management; options from: client/server software development; network management; interactive multimedia; e-commerce; advanced information systems; real-time software; industrial computing.

Coventry University

The library

Here at Coventry we place students at the heart of everything we do. We know you want excellent teaching and plenty of it; a great student experience; and a career at the end which makes your investment of money and time worthwhile. You will be among the first to use the new 35 million students' building called TheHub, the centre of student and social life on campus.

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

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 84%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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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
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
343 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £24k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

34%

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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