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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Computer science
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

To include English and Maths at GCSE grade 5/C or above if not held at A Level.

Scottish Highers

To include English and Maths at National 5 grade C or above if not held at Higher. Applicants who have successfully completed two Advanced Highers (or equivalent), including Computing and another numerate subject, may be eligible.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Must be held in a relevant subject.

International Baccalaureate

To include a pass in Standard Level English and Maths at grade 4 or above if not held at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 102 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

Our Computer Science degree provides you with a balance of knowledge and skills to design and implement software systems to the high professional standards demanded by industry. You will study object-oriented software design, learn systems development skills and how to apply them in practice. This will form the basis for a career as a professional software developer who can work effectively across a wide range of computing platforms. The programme aims to provide you with a balance of knowledge and skills to design and implement software, as well as hardware systems to a professional standard. Our Computer Science degree is specifically designed to create modern software developers who can draw on their knowledge and skills to create solutions to real world problems. Students will learn to develop software across desktop, mobile, web and embedded systems and gain skills in a variety of modern programming languages. Learn to adapt to the changes and challenges that working with cutting edge technology brings, as well as design and test secure software systems, all in our custom built teaching labs. The computing industry needs confident, creative graduates with a wide, adaptable skillset, and that’s what this degree provides.


Robert Gordon University

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Robert Gordon University is a leader when it comes to graduate employability, with an impressive 97.1% of our graduates working or in further study within six months of graduation. With an emphasis on practical experience wherever possible, we ensure our students are ready for life after graduation – over 90% of our courses include a work placement option.

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 79%
Student score 77% 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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
19% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
355 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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% LOW
Average graduate salary £22.8k MED
Graduates who are customer service occupations


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


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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