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University of Surrey

Computing and Information Technology

UCAS Code: G561
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Information systems
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£30k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Overall: ABB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Computing or Software Systems Development. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Scottish Highers

Overall: AABBB Required Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Computing or Software Systems Development. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Advanced Highers

Overall: ABB Required Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Computing or Software Systems Development. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Overall: DDD BTEC Extended Diploma. Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

International Baccalaureate

Overall: 32 Required Subjects: HL5/SL6 in Mathematics, Physics, Computing or Software Systems Development. GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics HL4/SL4 or Mathematics studies SL4

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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


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


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

The best computing specialists understand the capabilities of the most powerful computers and how to harness them effectively to meet an enormously varied range of real-world situations. Our graduates, with their unique combination of computing, business and technical knowledge, are equipped to enjoy significant rewards in the world’s most exciting industry. Our Department has an excellent network of contacts within industry to ensure a smooth transition from the university environment into the real world. Our Computing and Information Technology programme provides a strong technical basis, together with a functional management focus, ensuring graduates have the right combination of business awareness and technical skills. You will learn about business finance and information security management, software engineering, programming and new developments in computing – particularly emerging web and cloud technologies.


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
44% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
21% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
445 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
34% 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 £30k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2015 — computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. This is also a good degree to take if you want to follow a technical role in the finance or advertising industry. Many jobs for this degree were found in the larger cities last year and opportunities may be more limited outside those areas.
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