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University of Surrey

Computing and Information Technology

UCAS Code: G560

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

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).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Overall: QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 Credits including 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit. Required Subjects: Modules must be in relevant subjects. GCSE Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Overall: ABB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Required Subjects: A level Mathematics, Physics, Computing or Software Systems Development. GCSE or Equivalent: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

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).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

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

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

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

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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

73%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Data management

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.

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Surrey

Department:

Computing

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.

85%
high
Data management

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.

Information systems

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

89%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
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?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
34%
Drop out rate
432

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.

Information systems

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.

£23,500
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Information technology technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£28k

£28k

£33k

£33k

£33k

£33k

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:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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