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University of Leeds

Computer Science (Digital & Technology Solutions)

UCAS Code: G404

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA, including Mathematics or Computing. Grade B (6) or above in GCSE Mathematics is required if no Mathematics A-level is taken. Lower offers may be made based on demonstrated interest and aptitude for the subject (typically AAB). Where Maths or Computing are required this must be at grade A. Where an A-level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-level at the stated grade. Excludes A-level General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, 30 credits with Distinction (including Mathematics) and the remaining 15 credits with Merit or above.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

including Mathematics.

Extended Project Qualification - We recognise the value, effort and enthusiasm applicants make in the Extended Project, and where an applicant offers an A in the EPQ we may make an offer of AAB at A-Level (any required subjects such as Mathematics must still be at grade A).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level including 5 points at Higher level in either Mathematics or Computing. If only Computing is offered from the IB, Grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics is required.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

including Mathematics.

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

D*D*D

D*D*D with Distinctions in all Mathematics units. Mathematics units must usually include Further Maths and/or other appropriate Maths units. Some may be optional on your BTEC but are required by the Faculty. Please contact us for further information.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

AA at Advanced Higher level, including Mathematics or Computing, and AABBB at Higher level.

UCAS Tariff

144-147

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

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Computer science

This four-year BSc Computer Science (Digital and Technology Solutions) degree apprenticeship with PwC will give you a head start in your chosen profession. You will experience university life and study alongside work experience and skills training.- Work experience with a leading organisation: You will be employed full-time by PwC and earn a competitive salary.- A degree from a highly ranked university: Leeds is among the top universities in the world and the School of Computing is ranked in the top ten in the UK.- A job offer: PwC will offer you a graduate job at the end of the degree programme providing you meet their performance criteria.This course will provide you with the core technical and problem-solving skills required to succeed in industry. You will develop core skills in information systems, data, cyber security, business organisation, systems development, computer and network infrastructure, IT project management and technical knowledge informed by the Schools research.Youll be taught by experts in world-class facilities and undertake project work in every year, to build the range of skills youll need throughout your professional career.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Computing

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.

87%
high
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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
88%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

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.

£24,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

79%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Business, research and administrative professionals
5%
Business, finance and related associate 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

£33k

£33k

£37k

£37k

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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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:

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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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