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University of Bath

Computer Science with Placement

UCAS Code: G404

Master of Computing (with Honours) - MCompu (H)

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,D3-D2,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 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

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.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Computer science

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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