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

128

% applicants receiving offers

77%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£29k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including Maths (or ABB plus A-Level Maths at grade C or ABB plus AS-Level Maths at grade A) Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Majority B grades, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at AB including Maths

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including Maths, plus Highers at majority B grades Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL Maths (candidates who already hold an IB Diploma with 32 points are invited to contact the Admissions Office to see if a concession can be made)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

77%

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

£9,250

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

Computer Science is a rapidly evolving and increasingly important field, pervasive in almost all areas of science and modern day life. Computer Science graduates are in high demand across an increasingly diverse range of industries. This course provides the rigorous knowledge and skill base essential for those looking to embark upon a career within the computing and IT professions. The Department also offers its students the opportunity to undertake a year-long professional placement. Many of the students who undertake such a placement have found it to be a valuable experience that has enhanced their studies and employment opportunities. Satisfactory completion of the year leads to the additional award of a Diploma in Professional Studies. The Department is the leading Computer Science department in the country for year-long placements (based on 2012-13 data).

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: computer science core: computer architectures; data structures and algorithms; digital computer systems; mathematics for computer science; oriented programme; procedural programming; systems analysis and design; options. Year 2: Core modules: computer science core: algorithm design; databases; legal and professional issues in computing; information technology project; mathematics for computer science; networks and distributed computing; operating systems; programming languages; options Year 3: Core modules: computer science core: algorithm analysis; formal methods in software engineering; seminar; software project management; modules from computer science or allied subject options.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

22%
78%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
51%
34%
15%

Year 1

65%
22%
13%

Year 2

36%
56%
8%

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 95%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
18% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
390 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £29k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

68%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

3%

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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