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Glasgow Caledonian University

Computing

UCAS Code: G401

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

plus GCSE English and Maths at C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

H2,H2,H3,H3

Maths and English is required at Ordinary Level O2 if not taken at Higher Level.

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

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

Scottish HND

Pass

For Year 3 Entry: HND with A in graded unit HND Computing (Software Development) including either: Database Design Fundamentals; Relational Database Management Systems; or Database Design and Programming in SQL. Plus* either Software Development: Developing Websites for Multiplatform Use or Web Development Dynamically Generated Content. OR HND Computer Science including: Software Development: Object Oriented Programming; Software Development: Object Oriented Analysis and Design; Software Development: Data Structures. It is expected that successful applicants would have achieved grade A in both of the level 7 and level 8 Graded Units which make up their group award profile. *Applicants without this requirement may still be eligible for entry, but will have a restricted elective pathway choice.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

including Higher Maths or Higher Computing plus Nat 5 English and Nat Maths at C if not taken at Higher

UCAS Tariff

96-108

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

81%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computing and information technology

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).

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£11,845
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Computer, Communications and Interactive Systems

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Computing

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.

£22,449
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Information technology technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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