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Queen's University Belfast

Computing and Information Technology

UCAS Code: GG45

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

ABB no relevant subject. BBB to include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, Software Systems Development, Technology or Applied ICT (Single or Double). GCSE Mathematics grade C. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

Considered on an individual basis. Contact the Admissions and Access Service for further advice at: admissions@qub.ac.uk.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33-32

Successful completion of IB Diploma with 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Mathematics. OR Successful completion of IB Diploma with 33 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Chemistry or Physics.

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3-H3,H3,H3,H3,H4,H4


H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3 (5 Highers) at Higher Level to include H3 Mathematics. OR H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 (5 Highers) at Higher Level to include H3 Chemistry or Physics.

Successful completion of BTEC National Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with 100 credits at Distinction and 80 credits at Merit. Must be relevant National Extended Diploma – normally Computing or IT Practioners. Other National Extended Diplomas considered on an individual basis. GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Considered on an individual basis taking into account performance in Scottish Highers. Students with good results in their Scottish Highers will be considered if they are taking a relevant Advanced Higher subject.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Computing and information technology

Computing and Information Technology will be key to the development and growth of companies in the future. As technology advances, business will need individuals who are comfortable in client situations, making collaborative efforts to solve information technology problems across a wide range of business sectors. Our Computing and Information Technology degree aims to give students a sound knowledge across a broad range of information technology subjects. This degree is ideal for students who are interested in all aspects of IT and embraces subject areas such as programming, web development, database design and human-computer interaction. Teamworking skills have an important role to play and software development on this degree has a web-based focus. Industry is embedded in our courses and this benefits our students on many levels - from industrial input to the content of our courses, through to year-long and summer placements, as well as activities such as competitions organised by companies. This four-year degree (three years plus a placement year) will involve development of the applied computing, interpersonal, communication and IT skills necessary to develop, select, deliver, manage and maintain cutting-edge IT infrastructures and advanced IT systems.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£20,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen's University Belfast

Department:

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


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Computing

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
12%
Information technology technicians
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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