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University of Leicester

Computer Science (with a year abroad)

UCAS Code: G401

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

2 AS Levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level, must be alongside 2 further A-Levels.

Access course must be in a relevant subject, require a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction. Please note an IT based Maths test will be required.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Must be in principal subjects.

BBB at A-Level, plus obtain grade B in the EPQ

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

with a minimum of 16 points at HL. Minimum of 4 in HL Maths, or 5 in SL Maths, or 6 in Maths Studies required if grade B/5 not held at GCSE.

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

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Must include Maths and English.

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

D*D*

Accepted in combination with other qualifications. BTEC must be in IT, Science or Engineering. Please note an IT based Maths test may be required.

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

D*

Accepted in combination with other qualifications.

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

D*D*D*

BTEC must be in IT, Science or Engineering. Please note an IT based Maths test will be required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

ABB from two A-levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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

56%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer science

This is for you if... you are fascinated by the possibilities that computers provide in the modern world and want to learn more about the scientific and mathematical aspects of the subject.

Modules

For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘Study with us’ pages.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Informatics

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.

67%
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

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

81%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

74%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Information technology technicians
4%
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.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£32k

£32k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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