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BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

152-200

% applicants receiving offers

25%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£38k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA-A*AAA

Mathematics at grade A*.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
39

39-41 points; including Grade 7 in Higher Level Mathematics and 6 in one further relevant subject at Higher level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152-200 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

25%

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

Not available

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

Modules

Year 1: Computer systems; databases; discrete mathematics; hardware; integrated laboratory; logic; object-oriented programming; mathematical methods; professional issues; programming; reasoning about programs. Year 2: Compilers; models of computation; networks and communications; operating systems; software engineering (algorithms); software engineering (design); statistics; integrated laboratory. Year 3: Advanced databases; advanced computer architecture; automated reasoning; custom computing; complex systems; distributed systems; graphics; introduction to informatics; ludic computing; machine learning; operations research; organisations and management processes; robotics; simulation and modelling; software engineering (methods); software engineering (systems verification); technical presentations skills; humanities/foreign language/business courses; integrated laboratory (group projects); industrial placement. Year 4: Advanced graphics and visualisation; advanced issues in object-oriented programming; advanced topics in software engineering; automated reasoning; cognitive robotics; complexity; computational finance; computer vision; computing for optimal decisions; distributed algorithms; intelligent data and probabilistic inference; knowledge representation; machine learning and neural computation; modal and temporal logic; models of concurrent computation; multi-agent systems; network security; parallel algorithms; performance analysis; programme analysis; quantum computing; type systems for programming languages; humanities/foreign language/business courses.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
10%
42%

Year 1

57%
10%
33%

Year 2

46%
8%
46%

Year 3

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 89%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
58% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
18% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
589 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £38k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

66%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

2%

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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