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De Montfort University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G400

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

Entry requirements


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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from at least 2 A-Levels Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.

97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer science

Computer Science BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University will provide you with the theoretical principles and practical techniques to pursue a career in a rapidly developing age of technical computing. The course will teach you the major themes of technical computing, including software development, database design and web technologies, theoretical and practical foundations, computer security, and an awareness of professional practice and social responsibility. You will learn the practical and theoretical aspects of programming language concepts, software design methods; secure web systems, computer architecture and computer networks. The course is accredited by the BCS (Chartered Institute for IT), which ensures that you gain industry-standard training and skills and are prepared for employment upon graduation. 100% of our Computer Science graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, working for companies such as ITN, Hewlett Packard (HP), IBM, Microsoft, BT, RBS, HSBC, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Experian, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Modules

First year
Core modules:
• Computer Ethics and Law
• Elements of Computing
• Programming
• Computational Modelling

Second year
Core modules:
• Multi-tier Web Applications
• Object Oriented Software Design and Development
• Data Structures and Algorithms
• Organisations, Project Management and Research
Third year
Core modules:
• Computing Project
• Software Development Methods

Assessment methods

You will also choose from a variety of optional modules to complete the final year. Available options may change from year to year.

In the first year, you will have timetabled taught sessions for approximately 13-15 hours each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work. You will have a variety of assessment methods including short tests and report writing.
In the second year the emphasis moves towards more substantive practical assignments using modern software development techniques.
In the final year the individual software development project forms a major part of the practical assessment.
Many of the modules are also assessed using formal examinations which are held at the end of the year.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

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.

77%
med
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
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

87%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

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.

£21,360
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Information technology technicians
7%
Customer service 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.

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£23k

£25k

£25k

£25k

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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.

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