Computer Science with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

Student rating
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( 4.5) 3924 reviews


Course info

UCAS CODE G401
Computer Science plays a key role in virtually every aspect of modern life, and this four-year programme, designed for those who do not have the appropriate qualifications to start the three-year BSc Computer Science, will give you the knowledge, experience and expertise for a wide range of careers in this exciting and rapidly developing field.We are excellent for career prospects in Computer Science, with 93% of our graduates in graduate employment or further study six months after leaving... READ MORE

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
1st / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
39th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
22nd

Start date and duration

Start date
18-SEP-20
Full Time
4 Years

Computer Science

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 84 = 16% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

2:1 or above
2:1 or above
The percentage of students who graduated with a 2:1 degree or better.
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

After 6 months
Computer Science graduate salary at this uni
£23,000
UK Computer Science graduate salary
£22,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, May 2019

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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Choose Exam type Grades / Points required
A level
Details

Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Computer Science

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Mathematics
64%
Computing
50%
Physics
31%
Information & Communication technology
20%
Biology
11%

Tuition fees

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Latest Computer Science reviews

Computer Science
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James Harrison
27 Feb 19

Computer Science BSc (Hons)

I'm in year 2, Swansea city is mad. The coast is beautiful. The uni is constantly expanding and developing. Everyone is...
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Adith
27 Feb 19

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

There's been ups and downs, but I'm incredibly glad that I came to Swansea University. It has helped me grow...

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How Computer Science students rated:

Student rating ( 4.4) 169 reviews

5 star 54%
4 star 40%
3 star 5%
2 star 0%
1 star 1%

How all students rated:

Student rating ( 4.5) 3,924 reviews

5 star 66%
4 star 27%
3 star 6%
2 star 1%
1 star 0%
Swansea University
CompUniGuide ranking
39th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.5)
Next open day
Based in Wales’s second largest city, Swansea University is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location. Established in 1920, the University will be celebrating its Centenary in 2020. The University has two campuses and comprises seven academic colleges that offer hundreds of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees with opportunities to work and study abroad. The Singleton Park Campus is surrounded by leafy parkland and a five-minute walk from Swansea Bay beach, ideal for socialising with friends and playing sport. As well as being next to the beach and surrounded by parkland, both University campuses are only ten minutes either side of the city centre where you can enjoy the local attractions and nightlife. The university has been awarded a Gold Rating in the 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework.

Where you'll study

Swansea University

Fabian Way
Swansea
SA1 8EN United Kingdom Nearest train station: Swansea  0.5 miles away

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