Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Computer Science

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Course summary

If you are interested in the fundamentals of Computer Science, our degree which is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation. As a student of this course, you will gain access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers and you will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences. In addition, you will have access to robotic equipment including Arduino, mobile robots and sailing robots. Our degree will prepare you with a variety of transferable skills and employability skills. As part of your degree, you will be required to take part in a residential set of tasks where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems. This activity will encourage you to improve your: communication skills, analytical skills, time management, organisational skills, implementation skills, research skills, technical skills and you will have more experience of working independently as well as part of a team. The first year of the course is a very manageable introduction to the field of computer science even for students with no prior experience in the field. You will receive a thorough grounding in web development, computational thinking, software engineering and agile methodologies. The skills and experience you will gain will open access to a variety of career paths including:

  • Software design;
  • Communications and networking;
  • Computer applications;
  • Web development;
  • IT consultancy and management;
  • System analysis and development;
  • Computer sales;
  • Marketing;
  • Education.

Course details

Modules

What will I learn? This is an example of what you may study. In your first year you will be introducted to; programming, computer infastructure, web development, problems and solutions. In your second and third year you will discover and undertake the following; our software development lifecyle module ( you will adopt the role of one of the following; project manager, desinger, and you will be required to produce a working software product, following the best current industrial practice at every stage. You will also discover data structures and algorithms; development processes, techniques and technologies, and undertake you individual project.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G400
Institution code:
A40
Campus name:
Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

Additional entry requirements

Other

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic55With minimum score of 51 an any component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
95%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees may rise for any successive years of study, mapped according to any inflation-linked maximum tuition fee permitted by the Welsh Government. These increases would also apply for the proportional fees charged for Year Abroad and Year in Industry. The latest fee information is available via the University's website. We recommend you check the updated fee information before applying. Up to date details of the relevant fees will be set out in our offer documentation, and your terms and conditions with us will describe how we may be entitled to increase or otherwise change fees during the period of your study with us. The fees position is different for overseas students. Costs not included in the tuition fee: The academic provision of the University includes certain elements of study away from Aberystwyth. These involve activities such as field trips in science degrees and visits to theatres, galleries and museums in humanities-based courses. The additional costs of such activities are not included in the overall University fee and you should, therefore, note the need to budget for them. Details of courses that have additional costs can be found on the Aberystwyth University website. These costs are given as an indication of likely cost and will vary as will the location and duration of the activity. Fuller details will be available from the department organising the activity.

Sponsorship information

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

Computer Science at Aberystwyth University - UCAS