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Swansea University

Education and Computing

UCAS Code: X2C1

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

2 of the A- Levels are to come from the following list of subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Mathematics (any variation), Physics, Psychology, Statistics (Economics may replace Psychology). Excluding General Studies.

Access to HE Diploma

D:27,M:15,P:3

To include three distinctions in Maths or a related subject.

We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33-32

To include 5 in HL or 6 in SL in two of Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Mathematics (any variation), Physics, Psychology, Statistics (Economics may replace Psychology) and 5 in SL English.

Minimum of 360 points overall to include a minimum of 3 B1 passes in Higher/Honours paper (including two of Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Mathematics (any variation), Physics, Psychology, Statistics (Economics may replace Psychology).

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

DDD

From BTEC in Computing or Information Technology.

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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

100%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Computer science

Education studies

Studying Education and Computing at Swansea will give you a range of skills and knowledge, opening up the potential for exciting and rewarding careers in education, computing and related areas.
On our three-year BSc Education and Computing degree, you will explore policy and politics, leadership and management, educational practice in a digital age, learning and teaching, education in other countries, diversity and wellbeing in education, child development and educational neuroscience, as well as computer graphics, modelling computer systems, software engineering, writing mobile apps, data visualisation and you will develop your programming skills (in C and Java).
A unique and exciting aspect of the degree is its emphasis on learning in a digital age, so if you want to develop your knowledge and skills in computing and how it applies to education and wider society, this is the ideal course for you.
With our unique emphasis on learning in a digital age, you will be well equipped to use cutting edge learning technologies at the heart of current education theory and practice.
You also have the opportunity to undertake work placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, business and charities to enhance your student experience and your career prospects.
The degree is designed for UK, EU and international students, and it considers education in a wide context – it is not confined to formal primary and secondary school settings, but also covers further and higher education, social services, local and national government, and education in the community.
Some 94% of UK Education graduates overall are in employment or in further study six months after graduation (DHLE 2016).
An Education and Computing degree provides an excellent foundation for a range of careers, including: early years teaching, play therapy and education administration, community development work, education research, local authority roles, learning mentoring and community education welfare, education publishing, software development and analysis, IT consultancy, database administration, and IT engineering. To become a teacher, you will need an additional ITE/PGCE qualification.
From 2019, you will have the benefit of studying on both our campuses – Education modules on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, and Computing in the state-of-the-art £31m Computational Foundry on the nearby Bay campus.
You will be joining one of the country’s leading Computer Science departments – its research quality is ranked first in Wales and 11th in the UK (The Research Excellence Framework, 2014), and it is fifth in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).
A House of Commons report has stated that up to 12.6 million of the adult UK population lack basic digital skills, and this skills gap is costing the UK economy an estimated £63bn a year. As computer scientists and research effective educationalists, graduates of this course are well placed to help close this skills gap.

Please visit our course page for more information:
swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/education/bsc-hons-education-and-computing/

**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory:
Programming 1
Programming 2
Concepts of Computer Science 1
Concepts of Computer Science 2
Contemporary Education, Problems and Issues
Introduction to Learning and Teaching
Education Across the Lifespan

Year 2 Compulsory:
Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
Database Systems
Data Representation, Markup Languages and Web Services
Algorithms
Research Methods in Education
Year 2 Optional:
Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Theory and Practice
Child Development
Protecting and Promoting Wellbeing in Education
Additional Learning Needs
Education Policy and Politics
Enhancing Employability Through Work Experience
Enhancing Learning with Digital Technologies

Year 3 Compulsory:
Teaching Computing via a School Placement
Dissertation in Education
Year 3 Optional:
Issues in current ELT
Employability Decision Making and Work Experience
Educational Neuroscience
Childhood Studies
Leading and Managing in Education
Difference and Diversity in Education
Educational Practice in a Digital Age

Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details

Assessment methods

Assessment: Students will be assessed through coursework including essays, presentations (poster and oral), written reports, reflective blogs, personalised learning records, research proposals, video blogs, programming assignments, and problem sheets. Students are also required to complete an 8,000 word empirically based research dissertation in the final year. Examinations will form a small component of the degree. These multiple forms of assessment will be used to meet the diverse learning styles and previous educational experiences of students.

Please note that students choosing to study towards the Cambridge English Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) will also have to undertake an examination as part of the qualification.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Computational Engineering

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.

83%
high
Computer 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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
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

91%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Education

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

77%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Information technology technicians
5%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

Education

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.

74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Computer 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.

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£32k

£32k

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.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

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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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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