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Leeds Beckett University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: I100

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

96

A minimum of 64 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computer science

Develop the skills to prepare you for a career working with new and future technologies. There is a strong demand for computer science graduates and this course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to fill this skills gap.

The Government have committed to developing a skilled workforce in the influential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. This course aligns with the key themes of these subject areas and will provide you with the skills to solve computer programming problems in a range of industries.

You will develop an understanding of how computer systems work, the problems that can arise and the implications of what companies are developing. The course will enhance your teamworking and project management abilities, while honing your expertise in emerging technologies.

The study of advanced software engineering, cloud computing, distributed databases, network management, converged networking technologies, industrial control systems, robotics, theories of algorithms, scientific computing and systems integration, will give you the confidence to be innovative as you work on the development, integration and control of unique systems.

We also offer this course as a four year MEng. This integrated masters course allows you to combine undergraduate study with a masters level qualification.

**PLACEMENTS**

You will have the opportunity to undertake a paid placement during your second year. This 30-week placement (subject to availability) will allow you to develop your practical skills, giving you hands-on experience to add to your CV.

**COMPUTING LABS**

The technology on offer at our Headingley Campus will enable you to pursue your passion and achieve your career goals. You will find three networked labs with an imaging system to design and configure your own operating system, a lab for capturing games footage, and networking systems and forensic analysis software. We also have eight specialist labs running Windows and Mac OS X and labs running Oracle and Oracle Apex.

Modules


  • Year 1 Core Modules:

    • Computing Systems

    • Fundamentals of Computer Science

    • Fundamentals of Computer Programming

    • Fundamentals of Databases

    • Object-Oriented Programming

    • Computer Communications



  • Year 2 Core Modules:

    • Digital Security Landscapes

    • Software Systems Development

    • Operating Systems in Practice

    • Converged Communications Architectures

    • Logic Programming for Engineers

    • Team Project



  • Year 3 Core Modules:

    • Cloud Computing Development

    • Developing Mobile Applications

    • Applied Data Analytics

    • Project

    • In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.



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
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Headingley Campus1

Department:

Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering

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.

79%
high
Computer science

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.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

90%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Computer science

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Design occupations
9%
Information technology technicians

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Computer science

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

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£23k

£23k

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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