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University of Bath

Computer Science with Business (Placement)

UCAS Code: G4NC

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,B

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.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units achieved at Distinction. Our Computer Science courses are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in Mathematics. We are able to consider Access to HE Diplomas in Science, Engineering or Computing, and we are looking for you to be studying a suitable level of Mathematics to be able to succeed on our course. You will need to have studied Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 including D3 in Mathematics. Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer D3, D3, M1 including D3 in Mathematics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

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.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

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.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

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

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Business studies

Computer science

Develop skills in analysis, design and development of software systems. You’ll also gain management skills for computing careers in business environments. Computer software technology is now a thoroughly integrated part of most business and government organisations. This course combines the majority of our mainstream Computer Science course with specially selected units from the School of Management. You’ll learn about software innovation in context and contemporary management practices. Your studies will enhance the main technical and mathematical topics of computer science with an introduction to core business topics, taught by the School of Management. In the first two years you’ll gain a solid theoretical foundation on the study of computer science and practical methods for designing, developing and validating software systems. Business topics include the study of organisations and their management. You will also look at business strategy to appreciate the role and impact of computer systems within organisations. In the final year you can choose from a range of optional units in computer science and management to match your future career plans. You’ll graduate with a unique set of skills and knowledge which you can use to analyse, design, develop and deploy effective computer-based systems. Professional recognition/accreditation This course is accredited by EQANIE (European Quality Computer Science Assurance Network for Informatics Education).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Computer Science

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.

84%
high
Business studies
79%
med
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.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

84%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
516

Computer science

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

74%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B
486

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.

Business studies

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Business, research and administrative professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

77%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
3%
Business, research and administrative professionals
3%
Information technology technicians
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Business and management

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

£29k

£29k

£40k

£40k

£45k

£45k

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.

Computing

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

£24k

£24k

£30k

£30k

£36k

£36k

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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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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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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