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Computing

Entry requirements


102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

An overall score of 28 - 31 points.

Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)

Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Applied computing

**Do you want to be a part of the creation of new technologies which are constantly changing the world around us and our everyday lives?**

**Why study BSc (Hons) Computing at BU?**
- Develop your computing skills by exploring different computing technologies and learn how to become a great problem solver

- Gain experience in developing front and back-end web systems, along with mobile and desktop applications using a variety of programming languages and frameworks

- In addition to learning core computing skills, you will be able to tailor your degree to the areas of computing which most interest you and match your career ambitions

- Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one

- Career opportunities are broad and can include roles such as software engineer, web developer, IT analyst, or network engineer.

All of our computing courses share a common first year, giving you the time to really explore each subject before deciding on a specialism. Visit our subject area page to see the full list of courses.

Modules

You will study a range of subject areas including: programming, relational databases, infrastructure strategy, Systems design, advanced networks and as well as the core units you can choose from option units to help tailor your study.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Computing and Informatics

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Applied computing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

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.

Computing

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Information technology technicians
5%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

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.

£27k

£27k

£32k

£32k

£34k

£34k

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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