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Swansea University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G400
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£23k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
33

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

89%

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

£9,000

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

BSc Computer Science is a broad curiosity-driven (that is, you can choose to specialize without restrictions) degree. This degree leads to a qualification that will enable graduates to enter careers across the broad range of computing specialisms. The BSc in Computer Science is accredited by the British Computer Society. Our student placement scheme is run by IT Wales, an industrial and community programme founded by the Computer Science Department at Swansea in 1993. Our full-time industrial liaison team links the academic expertise and resources in Computer Science to the skills and technical requirements of commerce and industry. This relationship helps ensure that our students have the skills they need. IT Wales is supported by European Union, the Welsh Assembly Government and hundreds of companies. The student placement scheme is so successful, it is now offered throughout Wales; the Computer Science Department at Swansea is the administrative centre. Because of our long experience, our students have a leading role in the scheme and its development. Our friendly staff are committed to a student experience and education of a very high standard and our department has over 40 years of commitment to the best international standards of university education. We have excellent employment prospects in an ever growing and changing computing and ICT industry. Our excellent transferable skills open doors to careers in all sectors of the economy. Our university has a high success rate for graduation, low drop out rate, and excellent student support.

Modules

Level 1 (year 1): Programming 1; Professional Issues 1; Concepts of Computer Science 1; Modelling Computer Systems 1; Programming 2; Professional Issues 2; Concepts of Computer Science 2; Modelling Computer Systems 2. Level 2 (year 2): Concurrency; Software Engineering 1; Databases Systems 1; Algorithms; Declarative Programming; Software Engineering 2; Computer Graphics 1; Automata and Formal Language Theory. Level 3 (year 3): Project Implementation and Dissertation; Project Specification and Development; and 80 credits chosen from: Writing Mobile Apps; Computer Graphics II: Modelling and Rendering; Concepts of Programming Languages; High Integrity Systems; Cryptography and IT Security; Data Visualisation; Internet Computing; Artificial Intelligence Applications; Building Reliable Web Applications; Mobile Interaction Design; High Performance Computing in C/C++; Software Testing; Embedded Systems; Design Patterns and Generic Programming; Logic for Computer Science; Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; Teaching Computing via a School Placement.

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
64%
25%
11%

Year 1

63%
33%
4%

Year 2

53%
39%
8%

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 95%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
19% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
25% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
357 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £23k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

56%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

3%

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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