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University of Surrey

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G401
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

77%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£28k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB including Mathematics

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABBBB including Mathematics

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

77%

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

£9,250

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

Computers are fundamental in every walk of life, from business and government to the media, medicine and research. A degree in Computer Science lets you break new ground and make use of the opportunities we come across living in a digital age. Computing specialists work on web development, creating new mobile platform applications and identifying innovative business solutions. Equipping you for a career at the forefront of innovation in software technologies, our Computer Science programme provides you with the balance of knowledge and skills you will need to design and implement software and systems to a professional standard.

Modules

Year 1: computer logic; data structures and algorithms; foundations of computing; mobile computing; professional studies; programming fundamentals; software engineering; web publishing and databases. Year 2: 3-dimensional computer graphics; advanced algorithms; advanced object-oriented programming; artificial intelligence; computer networking; information retrieval; software engineering project; web application development. Year 3: professional project ; advanced challenges in web technologies; business strategy; computational intelligence; computer security; data and internet networking; enterprise system development; digital marketing; information asset management; managing information systems; object-oriented design and C++; parallel architectures; project management; technical entrepreneurship.

University of Surrey

University entrance

Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That's what we do, and it's what we have been doing since our first students passed through our doors in 1894. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus has a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
31%
69%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

19%
81%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
38%
49%
13%

Year 1

60%
32%
8%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

35%
62%
3%

Year 4

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 88%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
460 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

62%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

3%

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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