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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Computer science
Student score
73% MED
% employed or in further study
90% MED
Average graduate salary
£24.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

120 points to include minimum 2 A Levels. All applicants will require Grade C/4 or above for GCSE Maths

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Accepted in combination

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

English and Maths accepted within

UCAS tariff points

120 points to include minimum 2 A Levels. All applicants will require Grade C/4 or above for GCSE Maths

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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


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


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

This is the most flexible of our computing courses – designed to turn you into an adaptable computer specialist while helping you build web development skills and business awareness. With a clear emphasis on employability, you will develop your technical understanding alongside personal, analytical and design skills, understanding the legal and ethical frameworks within which all computing professionals operate. Benefit from our close links with local industry by taking part in local meetups, conferences such as Agile on the Beach, and networking events across the South West such as Tech Exeter, Digital Plymouth. Enjoy guest lectures on cutting edge Computing from the experts in industry such as Just Eat, Goss Interactive. Join a department with a reputation for friendliness and a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Discover the many collaboration opportunities, which mirror the teamwork at the heart of the industry. In the second year, you’ll work for a real client, in a team to develop a piece of software with a real purpose. Immerse yourself in the very latest technology and software. We use open source as well as providing access to Microsoft Imagine for software to work at home with. In our specialist labs you will get to use the Microsoft and Apple industry standard software, which we regularly update and refurbish. As a member of the Oracle Academy, you’ll also enjoy access to the most current Oracle software. Choose the subjects that interest you the most and are best suited to your career goals – whether it is mobile computing or Networks. Our extensive range of modules currently includes Software Engineering, Server-side coding, Computer Security and Mobile development.


Year 1: You'll start to develop the basic technical skills needed to become a computing professional including: programming, databases, computer hardware, computer networking and how a computer operating system works, with optional modules on topics such as creating an e-commerce site. Year 2: Building on your first year, you’ll study topics in greater depth. You'll learn how to create databases in Oracle (arguably the database of choice for systems that must scale to a corporate size), study more formal software engineering techniques, and program web applications as well as business to business applications. You’ll also learn how to capture requirements and complete a whole software lifecycle, starting with a concept and ending with a product. Final Year: You’ll round off your studies with two core modules, both connected with issues of software project management. You’ll also carry out an individual project, which will take up a third of the year. The remainder of the year is made up of optional modules to enhance your skills further with your choice of topics ranging from internet psychology to programming for entertainment systems. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Plymouth University

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Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
8% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
337 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 90% MED
Average graduate salary £24.8k MED
Graduates who are information technology technicians


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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 — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, 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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