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University of East Anglia UEA

Applied Computing Science

UCAS Code: G414
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
CCC

CCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
CCC

CCC

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

83%

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

£9,250

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

This course gives you the opportunity to progress on to any of the degree programmes within the School of Computing Sciences, following the successful completion of the foundation year. We are one of the most experienced schools of Computing Sciences in the UK), with 100% of our research categorised as internationally recognised (REF 2014). Our foundation year provides a strong platform in the fundamentals of computing and essential mathematics, preparing you for joining one of our Computing Sciences degrees.

Modules

The first year (the foundation year) of this programme provides a strong platform in fundamentals of computing, programming, study skills and essential mathematics. Following successful completion of this year, students have the opportunity to transfer to the first year of any of the degree programmes offered by the School of Computing Sciences, subject to performance.

University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

35%
65%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
35%
65%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

35%
65%

Year 3

27%
73%

Year 4

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 88%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

80%

Feedback on work has been helpful

40%

Feedback on work has been prompt

52%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
380 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 £21.5k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

64%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

6%

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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