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Manchester Metropolitan University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G401

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include grade C in IT, Computer Science, Mathematics or a Science subject. Applicants who do not meet the subject-specific knowledge requirement may be offered the opportunity to complete an admissions test.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in IT, Computing or Science with a minimum score of 106 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include HL 5 in IT

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

DMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (1080) in IT or Computing with grade merit or above in the following units: IT – 01 and 04 Computing – 01 and 02 Applicants who do not meet the subject-specific knowledge requirement may be offered the opportunity to complete an admissions test.

UCAS Tariff

104-112
84%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Computer science

On our Computer Science degree, you’ll get an in-depth understanding of both the theory and technical aspects of computing, with an emphasis on programming, data structures, algorithms and computer architecture. We’ve designed the course content with input from industry, so you can be confident the skills you’re learning are the skills that employers look for.

You’ll study programming, web development, computing mathematics, information systems and databases as you cover the fundamentals of computing. Then, as you progress, you’ll tackle more specialised areas, like data structures, networks and operating systems.

By your final year, you’ll be ready to take on advanced topics like artificial intelligence and the design of programming languages. Carrying out a large-scale project will give you the chance to hone the skills you’ve learned and put them into practice.

Students will also have the option, within the first year of study, to apply for the route to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as part of the degree. This offers the chance to work in local schools and qualify as a teacher. More information on bursaries and scholarships available can be found on the Department for Education website.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**
- The four-year sandwich route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on industrial placement boosting your employment prospects on graduation.

- You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. You can also get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, gaming events and the Students’ Union computing society.

- This course shares a common first year with our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering course allowing you to transfer between these courses after Year 1 as you develop your areas of interest.

- Our excellent facilities include teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs and Apple Macs with specialist, industry-standard software running on either Windows, Linux or Mac OS.

- We have a games lab equipped with gaming chairs, keyboards and mice used for our eSports events, an animation lab with a green-screen area and a user experience lab with an eye-tracking system.

- Our dedicated drop-in lab provides an informal social working space with daily support sessions from our programme support tutors.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Department of Computing and Mathematics

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.

73%
med
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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

79%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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.

£21,000
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Average annual salary
89%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Information technology technicians
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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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£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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