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University of Salford

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G400

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

Entry requirements


112- 120 UCAS Tariff Points. A Level grade C in Maths (Maths with Mechanics) or a Numerate Science (Physics/Chemistry) or Computer Related Subject. Pass A Level Science Practical.

112- 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

Pass with 112-120 UCAS points. QAA Approved in a Computer Related Subject with level 3 Maths content.(offer FY if insufficient maths)

120 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.

112- 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

30 Points with 14 in Higher Level subjects, including subjects Engineering, Science or Technology

120 UCAS Tariff Points Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.

120 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.

120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

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

D*D*

Computer Related Subject (or Engineering or Science with distinctions in maths modules)

120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

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

DDM

Computer Related Subject (or Engineering or Science with distinctions in maths modules)

120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

120 UCAS Tariff Points. Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.

120 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

112 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points, from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent

112- 120 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Computer science

Computers are an integral part of modern society, with technology touching all aspects of life including commerce, industry, healthcare, communication and recreation. The pace of change and innovation is rapid, and shows no signs of slowing down. Companies of all sizes have an urgent need for people who understand this technology how to create it and how to make effective use of it. A degree in Computer Science will provide you with the practical skills you need to be able to do useful things when you start your career, and with the theoretical knowledge you need to be able to learn new techniques and concepts as technology evolves. You will learn the foundations of programming - Java is our main language (you will also cover Javascript, PHP and C++), but the important thing is to understand the principles of programming that can be applied to any language you need to learn. You will learn Linux, databases, artificial intelligence, networking and computer graphics. You will also learn the latest professional techniques and tools, such as agile methodology, design patterns, test driven development, HCI and security. You will complete group and individual projects addressing real world problems. This course is professionally accredited by the British Computer Society, and the university hosts some meetings of the BCS Manchester Branch in which you can participate.

Modules

Year one modules may include: Programming, Computer System Internals and Linux, Database Systems, Professional Development and Practices, Web Development and Human Computer Interfaces. Year two modules may include: Server Side Programming, Software Project with Agile Techniques, AI and Data Mining, Data Structures and Algorithms, Networking, Software Development Techniques. Year three modules may include: Project for Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Software Quality Management, and a choice of two from: Ajax and Smartphone Development, Document Analysis and Semantic Web, Internet Security and Computer Forensics, Virtual Reality and 3D Games.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Computing, Science and Engineering

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.

75%
med
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
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

78%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Engineering 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.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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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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