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Computer Science (with placement year)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including Maths.

Considered on a case by case basis provided the course comprises a significant Mathematical element (15+ units). Please contact Loughborough University directly.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades 9 - 6 (A*- B) including Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Maths.

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D* plus Grade B in A-Level Maths. Preferred subjects: Computing and IT.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D*

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D* plus Grades AB in 2 A-Levels including Maths. Preferred subjects: Computing and IT.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D

BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma: D*D*D plus Grade B in A-Level Maths. Preferred subjects: Computing and IT.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including Maths, plus Highers at majority A/B grades.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Computer science

Our BCS-accredited Computer Science degree equips you with practical and theoretical computer science skills that are highly sought-after across a range of industries.

Computer technology pervades almost every aspect of our modern lives - from the increasingly sophisticated electronic devices and software applications we use to the way we gather, store, process and analyse data. We are living in a powerful digital age with new technological advances on the horizon.

Computer Science graduates with up-to-the-minute skills and abilities are therefore in high demand across a diverse range of industries. Our BSc in Computer Science course can equip you with the practical and theoretical skills needed to pursue the challenging and rewarding careers that exist in computing.

This British Computer Society (BCS)-accredited course provides you with a strong foundation in the critical areas of computer science, with core modules in such areas as logic, programming and software engineering, while also giving you the opportunity to tailor the degree to your own strengths, interests and career aspirations through specialised optional modules covering areas like robotics and network security. You will conduct your own research project supervised by a member of our academic staff.

You can choose to add additional value to your degree by taking the placement year option and spending a year on professional placement gaining work experience that could give you a competitive edge in the graduate jobs market.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including programming, individual reports, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£24,650
per year
International
£24,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Computer Science

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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.

87%
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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

95%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
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?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

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.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
4%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

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.

£30k

£30k

£34k

£34k

£41k

£41k

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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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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