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University of East Anglia UEA

Computing Science

UCAS Code: G407

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits in Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

With Higher Level 5 in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

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

DDM

In relevant subject, please see website for details. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Including grade A in Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

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

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer science

**About This Course**

Learn to program the future and prepare to excel in a range of computing fields, from the information systems of banks and businesses, to the creativity of gaming and web design, to artificial intelligence (AI). You’ll also explore machine learning, computer vision, graphics, computational biology, data science and speech processing, as well as software and systems engineering.

This course is ideal if you’re a digital native who already lives and breathes computing, whether it’s through coding your own apps and websites, designing your own games, or building your own hardware.

Our students have a wide range of prior experience, with most being competent programmers who understand the underlying principles of the subject and can adopt a logical, systematic approach to developing solutions for real world problems.

**Overview**

This four-year degree will give you the chance to study your subject in true depth, preparing you for an exciting career working with the rapidly changing technology of computing.

Our students have a range of programming and mathematical backgrounds, so the course is structured to enable you to achieve the same level of understanding across the fundamental areas of the subject by the end of your first year.

We emphasise the importance of practical skills. Our core modules will help you develop the skills essential to a career as a computing professional, while our optional modules will allow you to get to grips with the wide range of questions that arise in both research and industry.

During your four years of study you will acquire a strong grounding in the theory of computing science, and will gain experience and skills in software engineering and problem solving. You will become a competent programmer in a range of modern general-purpose languages such as Java, Python, C and C++. You’ll explore the underlying principles of the subject and learn to adopt a logical, systematic approach for developing solutions to real-world problems. You’ll also benefit from our particular expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, computer vision, graphics, computational biology, data science and speech processing, as well as software engineering and systems engineering.

In your fourth year, you will study at Master’s level to deepen your knowledge and specialise in the areas that interest you most. You’ll explore more advanced computing subjects and strengthen your research and analysis skills.

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

In Year 1 you will study a range of compulsory topics which will provide you with a strong foundation in computing, such as Java programming, Databases and Computing Principles. In Years 2 and 3, you will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Compulsory modules include Programming, Software Engineering and Operating Systems and Architectures. Optional modules include Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Sound and Image Processing. Your final year of study is distinctive (as part of a four year course programme) because you will have the opportunity to apply all the research techniques you will have gained over the last three years in order to complete a significant independent research project. You will also have the opportunity to select advanced modules that complement your area of research.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Computing Sciences

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.

71%
low
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

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

70%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
34%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
24%
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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Engineering professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

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.

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

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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