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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
70% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

BBB from three subjects at A-level.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

80%

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

£9,000

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

All of our degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, so you can be confident that your degree will not only provide you with industry-standard skills and techniques, but will also give you an edge in an increasingly competitive graduate marketplace. The BCS has commended us for producing excellent project work and for the high quality of our student support. You will have 24-hour access to general-purpose laboratories, containing fully networked Windows/Linux dual-boot PCs, and wireless access for laptops. We also have a networking laboratory with specialised wired and wireless equipment. The Computer Science Department at Leicester is young, dynamic and takes a scientific and rigorous approach to computing. We recognise that computing is a vibrant and diverse discipline that ranges from the management and architecture of global IT projects, through to the scientific development of innovative theories and technologies. With such variety we will help you to build on your strengths and interests, whether they lie in creativity, inventiveness, scientific problem-solving, or in applying business sense and organisation. Project work forms a vital part of your understanding and is seen as highly desirable by employers. Second year projects will teach you the demands of working in a professional environment as you work to deliver projects that are commissioned by real clients. In your final year, you will take a project into your own hands, exercising your creativity and innovation to design a solution and applying all that you have been taught to deliver it. Previous projects have included 3-D games, mobile phone/tablet apps, security software, internet telephony and programming robots. Our academics work on national and international projects and we work together with top researchers around the world to push the boundaries of knowledge, so you will be taught state-of-the-art topics by highly skilled experts

Modules

As well as computing modules, students also learn about scientific problem-solving, logic, and artificial intelligence; they learn about the logic that underpins many applications such as processor verification, computer learning and mechanised reasoning, and have advanced problem-solving skills that help both during the course and in the world of employment.

University of Leicester

Fielding Johnson Building

Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building! 
 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
39%
61%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
23%
77%

Year 1

34%
66%

Year 2

40%
60%

Year 3

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 74%
Student score 70% LOW
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

64%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

71%

Received sufficient advice and support

67%

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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
39% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
385 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
21% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are information technology technicians

6%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

59%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

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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