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Leeds Beckett University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: 8L17

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

112

A minimum of 72 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer science

With technology firms around the world crying out for talented and highly-skilled graduates, this course is dedicated to putting you at the forefront of computer science engineering and will enable you to graduate with a masters-level qualification. It aligns with some of the key themes of the increasingly influential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, which have been deemed a major priority by the Government in order to create a skilled workforce and a strong economy.

In a networked and converged world that's packed with opportunities, you will develop the skills to be able to solve computing problems in any industry. You will examine computer systems, understand how they work, the problems that arise and the implications of what companies are developing. You will also hone your expertise in emerging technologies and build your abilities in project management and teamworking.

You will study advanced software engineering, cloud computing, distributed databases, network management, converged networking technologies, industrial control systems, robotics, theories of algorithms, scientific computing and systems integration. Your studies will give you the confidence to be innovative as you work on the development, integration and control of unique systems.

We are committed to giving you hands-on experience that will help you stand out from the crowd and impress employers when you graduate. That's why you will be encouraged to undertake a paid placement during your second year - it will be a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable experience without adding to the length of your study. In-depth study in your third and fourth years will allow you to critique your skills and ensure they are aligned to both your specific area of expertise and your career ambitions.

**PLACEMENTS**

To enhance your practical skills, you will have the option to undertake a paid 30-week work placement (subject to availability) during your second year, something that really sets us apart from most other universities. You will be able to tailor your studies to relate to your placement, allowing you to put what you learn into practice straight away. This opportunity means you can graduate with a masters qualification backed up by significant computing work experience in only four years. Many of our computing students also go on to take up full-time positions with the companies where they spent their placements.

**IT Labs**

The University is home to a number of modern specialist IT labs equipped with all the up-to-date hardware and software our computing students could need.

Modules


  • Year 1 Core Modules:

    • Fundamentals of Computer Science

    • Fundamentals of Computer Programming

    • Fundamentals of Databases

    • Computing Systems

    • Object-Oriented Programming

    • Computer Communications



  • Year 2 Core Modules:

    • Software Systems Development

    • Operating Systems in Practice

    • Converged Communication Architectures

    • Digital Security Landscapes

    • Logic Programming for Engineers

    • Team Project



  • Year 3 Core Modules:

    • Developing Mobile Applications

    • Applied Data Analytics

    • Cloud Computing Development

    • Project

    • In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.



  • Year 4 Core Modules:

    • Dissertation

    • Project Management

    • Network Management

    • Smart Systems

    • In addition choose from a list of Year 4 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.



Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Headingley Campus1

Department:

Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering

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.

79%
high
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

90%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Design occupations
9%
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.

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£25k

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£23k

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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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