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University of Sussex

Computing for Digital Media

UCAS Code: G460
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

60%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
73% MED
% employed or in further study
91% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB-ABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma would normally be in IT (although applicants in other subject areas can be considered).

International Baccalaureate
34

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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

60%

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

Study in Brighton, a city at the forefront of the UKâ??s creative and digital industries. The course combines a professional education in computing with specialised study of the technology for creating and communicating multimedia content â?? video, audio, animated 3D graphics, and visual effects. In our cutting-edge television studio you also learn to produce live broadcasts and do post-production editing.

Modules

Year 1: CAL mathematics; digital systems and microcomputers; data structures; computers, applications and MATLAB; introduction to electronics; multimedia systems; introduction to programming; further programming; foundations of information technology; visual communication. Year 2: Microprocessor systems; digital systems design; electronic design project; computer graphics; introduction to operating systems; introduction to digital signal processing; multimedia systems; video production techniques; computer networks; human-computer interaction; accounting and communication skills. Year 3: Individual project; computer architecture; virtual reality systems; video systems; integrated circuit design; web-based communication; music technology; computer networks; databases; industrial management.

University of Sussex

Sussex in spring

Sussex is a small campus uni set in the beautiful South Downs, right on the doorstep of the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton. You can study on the beach or just soak up the sun on campus, but hold on to your ice-cream because the seagulls are infamously cheeky! Did you know our pirate society was recently listed as one of the 10 weirdest societies in the country?

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
40%
3%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

19%
77%
4%

Year 3

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 81%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

40%

Feedback on work has been prompt

37%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
18% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
352 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 91% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

56%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

3%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

2%

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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