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Computer Science

University of Nottingham

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This course offers a general understanding of computer science and in-depth research level experience of selected computer science topics.

Discover computer science

Explore research-level topics and engage in professional software development with our four-year MSci course.

Join our world and be taught by research-active academics who are genuinely excited about what they teach.

Key facts

  • Gain hands-on experience with web and mobile applications, games, social networks, and artificial intelligence.
  • Access 24-hour dedicated computer labs, group and private study spaces, a pool of Linux workstations, virtual servers and more.
  • Study in a UK top 10 computer science department for research (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
  • Study a course accredited by the BCS and compliant with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) curriculum guidance.

This course offers a general understanding of computer science and in-depth research level experience of selected computer science topics. Discover computer science Explore research-level topics and engage in professional software development with our four-year MSci course. Join our world and be taught by research-active academics who are genuinely excited about...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Jubilee Campus

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

A levels and GCSEs

AAA (AAB if you have an A in computer science/computing); plus five GCSEs including maths, 5 (B) or above

English language requirements 

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. 

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Alternative qualifications 

For details see the alternative qualifications page 

A foundation year is available for all our courses

Flexible admissions policy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.

Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.

A levels and GCSEs AAA (AAB if you have an A in computer science/computing); plus five GCSEs including maths, 5 (B) or above English language requirements  IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page. If you require...

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Additional Information

Teaching methods and assessment

Teaching

You will learn through a wide variety of activities including formal lectures, small-group tutorials, practical computer labs, and self-directed study. 

Assessment

Lecture-based modules will typically be assessed at the end of each semester. 

A substantial number of computer science modules have an element of practical coursework. 

Study support

As well as receiving support from your personal tutor, you will also have access to our first-year Peer Mentoring Scheme.

Teaching methods and assessment Teaching You will learn through a wide variety of activities including formal lectures, small-group tutorials, practical computer labs, and self-directed study.  Assessment Lecture-based modules will typically be assessed at the end of each semester.  A substantial number of computer science modules...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
92%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
93% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
100% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
93% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
100% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
71% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
64% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
86% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
57% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
71% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
86% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
79% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
69% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
79% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
79% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
86% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
100% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
64% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
92% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
85% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
67% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points128

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£31000

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