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Computer Science

Entry requirements


96 to 112 UCAS points at A2

96 to 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

96 to 122 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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

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

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96 to 112 UCAS points

96 to 112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Computer science

**Course Overview**

- Computers are a ubiquitous part of our lives and there’s never been a more exciting time to design and develop the systems and software that permeates our work and leisure.

- The digital revolution is here. We live in a connected world, where even household appliances and vehicles can be connected to the internet and controlled by software. Rapid data communication and increasingly powerful devices provide exciting opportunities for the development of new applications.

- As well as studying the theoretical aspects of computer science such as algorithms, human-computer interaction and computational thinking, you’ll apply your understanding to developing solutions to problems in traditional software development and artificial intelligence.

- There’s an emphasis on software development, including databases and user interface design, and optional modules covering everything from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Internet of Things.

**Why study with us**

- This course has accreditations leading to MBCS and CITP exemption from The British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT. All graduates from this course are eligible to become Professional members (MBCS), with no further assessment.

- After completing your second year you can undertake a one year industrial placement. Most of these are UK-based, but our students have worked as far afield as Europe, Australia, Japan and the USA.

- You’ll benefit from our international research expertise in user experience, computer security, software engineering and agile project management.

**Further Information**

- During your first year you’ll study the same modules as students on our other computing courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to one of our other specialist courses if you would like to. These include Computer Networks and Security, Software Engineering, Forensic Computing and Security, and our broader BSc (Hons) Computing course.

Modules

Year 1: Computing Challenge, Games Concepts, Introduction to Networking, Programming, Introduction to Programming, Computer Systems and Security, Systems Analysis & Database Design

Year 2: Software Development, Advanced Programming, The Agile Professional, Computational Thinking, Database Systems, HCI and User Experience

Year 3: Advanced Software Engineering Techniques, Object Oriented Methods in Computing, Honours Project, TWO modules from the following including at most ONE of the modules marked (*): Computer Graphics (*), Internet of Things (*), Wireless and Mobile, Bio-Inspired Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Database Systems, Games for the Internet

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£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 Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Psychology and Computer Sciences

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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.

83%
med
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

91%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
B

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
68%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Information technology technicians
25%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative 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.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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