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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

41%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
69% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only A B and C Grades accepted from Scottish Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers
CCC-AA

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Accepted on its own with Distinction Merit Merit

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
24

Minimum Points accepted are 24

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

41%

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

£9,250

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

Alongside the development of creative design and art direction skills, this course covers computer graphics, the business of games, employability and project management. This broad comprehension will help put students in the best possible position to find employment after graduation. Students benefit from free access to our dedicated high-spec computer games lab, where they can make use of industry-standard software from Adobe, Autodesk and Epic (Unreal Engine). Using these facilities, students build up a varied portfolio of creative work. From character models and level design to environment rendering and textures, this portfolio helps students to demonstrate their competencies to potential employers.

Modules

Year 1: Principles of Animation; Drawing 1; Drawing 2; CGI 1; CGI 2; Character Design; options: Animation Theory; Game Theory. Year 2: Level Design; Game Production; Critical Discourse 1; Digital Character; options: Life Drawing 1 and 2; Alternative Production OR Curriculum Plus (Work-based Learning, Foreign Language, Community Volunteering). Year 3: Pre-Production Industry or Conceptual; Games Major Project; Critical Discourse 2.

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We're a dynamic new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. Real world experience is built into innovative courses in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries and sport. We have strong roots in Southampton and the region, working closely with the community and employers.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 71%
Student score 69% LOW
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

55%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
231 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

54%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

11%

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 – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, 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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