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Kingston University

Computer Science (with Sandwich Year)

UCAS Code: G400

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

One AS in a different subject not studied through to A2 level will be considered

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points from an Access course in a related subject such as Computing, Maths, Science or Engineering

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

Pass English Language (A1/A2) with 4 or above at Higher Level (HL); or 5 or above at Standard Level (SL) Pass English Language (B) with 4 or above at Higher Level (HL) only Pass Maths with 4 or above at Higher Level (HL) or 5 or above at Standard Level (SL)

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

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points

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

D*D*

Computing, Science, Engineering and Business subject areas.

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

DMM

Computing, Science, Engineering and Business subject areas.

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

112

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels. General Studies not accepted.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Computer science

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).
– More than 92 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).
– This course received more than 91 per cent for satisfaction for learning resources (National Student Survey 2018).

**About this course**
This course assumes no prior knowledge of computer science but guarantees you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the subject. It offers you the option to study specialist areas that are relevant to the career you want.

You’ll be able to choose from modules that reflect the most in-demand sectors in the industry, such as software engineering, user experience design, web and mobile app development, networking; and network security.

You’ll graduate with specialist technical knowledge, skills and a scientific mindset, ready to apply them to real-world problems. You’ll develop a portfolio of products and artefacts which will show your readiness to begin a professional career.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1 - Computing Fundamentals; Programming 1 - Thinking like a programmer; Requirements Analysis and Design; Professional Environments 1;

Year 2 core modules - Computing Systems; Professional Environments 2;
Year 2 optional modules - Human Computer Interaction Design and Evaluation; Database-Driven Application Development; Networking Concepts;
Year 3 - Sandwich Year;
Year 4 core modules - Individual Project; Programming III - Patterns and Algorithms; User Experience Design Thinking; Mobile Application Development; Cyber Security;
Year 4 optional modules - Software Development Practice; Mobile Application Development; Advanced Data Modelling; Internet Protocols and Services; Digital Entrepreneurship.

Assessment methods

The learning, teaching and assessment strategies reflect the programme aims and learning outcomes, student background, potential employer requirements, and the need to develop a broad range of technical skills with the ability to apply them appropriately. Assessment includes coursework, which could be group or individual involving design, development, documentation and presentation tasks and exams.

Teaching approaches include studio practices; project-based learning through workshops and group work, scalable, context driven lectures, and problem based learning sessions. Ample opportunities are given to students for formative assessment with rapid feedback.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Computer Science

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.

68%
low
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

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
65%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

72%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
10%
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.

£16,800
low
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
69%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Information technology technicians
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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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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