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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
68% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
C,C,C

plus GCSE English and Maths at C

Scottish Highers
B,B,B,B

plus Nat 5 English and Maths at C

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

For Year 1 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at MMM For Year 2 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing including Maths at DDM

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

75%

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 want to study computing but haven’t decided on a specific area of interest this programme lets you personalise your studies and prepares you for a range of graduate roles. In Years 1 and 2 you will study the foundations of computing and develop the programming skills required to develop modern computer systems. In Years 3 and 4 you will further develop expertise in core areas while selecting elective modules which allow you specialise in your chosen areas of interest. Possible electives include mobile development, cloud systems development, secure software development, user experience development, advanced project management and Big Data. The programme offers the possibility of undertaking an industry placement or to study abroad through Erasmus exchanges. Students are also encouraged to take part in activities with the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). Our computing programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (British Computer Society).

Modules

Glasgow Caledonian University

City campus

As an innovative and international institution we thrive on our diverse and inclusive values, which provide our students with an outstanding experience, in a city centre location, providing you with everything on your doorstep to be a forward thinking, engaging student. We have a 100% overall student satisfaction for Optometry according to the 2011 National Student Survey.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 69%
Student score 68% LOW
Able to access IT resources

82%

Staff made the subject interesting

65%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

48%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Staff value students' opinions

64%

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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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
15% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
357 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
52% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

7%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

42%

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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