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Robert Gordon University

Digital Media

UCAS Code: PI31

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

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

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

Pass 60 credits to include 45 at Level 3 at grade Merit in an relevant discipline.

HNC (BTEC)

P

Relevant HNC may be considered for entry

HND (BTEC)

P

Relevant HND may be considered for entry

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

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

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

H2,H3,H3,H3

To include include English and Maths at grade O3 or above if not held at Higher.

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

DMM

Must be held in a relevant subject.

Applicants who have successfully completed 2 Advanced Highers (to include Computing and another numerate subject) may be eligible for entry to year 2.

Scottish HNC

Pass

Relevant HNC may be considered for entry.

Scottish HND

Pass

Relevant HND may be considered for entry

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

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.

UCAS Tariff

102-104

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

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Multimedia computing science

Combining creative design skills with a high level of technical ability ensures that employers are gaining the graduates they require to take their companies to the next level. The course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to start with a client brief and take your design concepts through to practical implementation.

The four main themes of design, human computer interaction, web and multimedia running throughout this degree are underpinned by technical and professional skills.

The themes provide you with the ability to work in 2D and 3D environments, program for interaction with traditional computer interfaces or via gestural and whole body interaction and work with the latest mobile technologies.

There is a strong emphasis on providing real life experience by introducing client based projects from the second year onwards as part of the course. Students are encouraged to critically evaluate their work and collate all their creative artefacts; these form a demonstrable portfolio of work which is an integral part of the course. The portfolio becomes a tangible on-going record of the student's achievements and improves employability.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£6,750
per year
England
£6,750
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£13,670
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Robert Gordon University

Department:

School of Computer Science and Digital Media

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.

74%
med
Multimedia computing 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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

88%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
12%
Customer service occupations
6%
Information technology technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Multimedia computing 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.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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