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University of Bath

Computer Science wth Placement

UCAS Code: G401
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Computer science
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Compulsory A level subjects AAA or A*AB including A in Mathematics. Desirable A level subjects Preference for applicants with evidence of logical and analytical thinking, such as A levels in Computer Science or other science subjects or the decision mathematics stream within Mathematics A Level. A level subjects that will not be considered in your application A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). Alternative A level offer AAB including grade A in Mathematics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Obtain DDD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in Mathematics or Computing related subjects. We prefer you to have also studied A level Mathematics alongside this qualification and encourage you to take this route if it is available. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider students with AS level or GCSE level Mathematics: you must have achieved a grade A in GCSE Mathematics and have an excellent academic profile. If you are studying towards a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma or a new specification BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), please contact us for guidance.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics. We have a strong preference for applicants who offer Mathematics at Higher Level, however, we may be able to consider you if you are studying Mathematics at Standard Level. Our offer in this instance would be 7 in the relevant Standard Level in addition to our typical offer.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

Not available

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

Develop sound theoretical and practical abilities in software design, development and experimentation, to become an innovative computing professional. This course will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to apply valid computer science methods to new and emerging computing problems. These abilities are very highly valued by employers. You’ll gain a solid foundation in computer science with rigorous theory and practical experience. The course combines software systems design, software development, interaction design, artificial intelligence, computational mathematics, computer graphics and vision. You’ll also develop the mathematical and programming abilities that underpin these topics. In the first year you’ll learn the basics of computer science followed by more advanced and specialised units in the second and final years. In the second year, you will complete a group project with other students to envision, design and build an interactive application. In the final year, you will choose optional units alongside intensive work on an individual project that combines your interests in computer science with academic expertise in the department. The Master of Computing (MComp) course provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to and integration with research groups in the Department. Professional recognition/accreditation This course is accredited by EQANIE (European Quality Computer Science Assurance Network for Informatics Education).


University of Bath

The campus Bath University

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs. 

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 83%
Student score 79% 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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
16% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
486 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 £27k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate 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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