University of East Anglia
Computing Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)
University of East Anglia

Key Course Facts

Course Description


Learn to program the future and prepare to excel in a range of computing fields, from the information systems of banks and businesses, to the creativity of gaming and web design, to AI, robotics, cloud computing, big data and lots, lots more.

This course is ideal if you’re a digital native who already lives and breathes computing, whether it’s through coding your own apps and websites, designing your own games, or building your own hardware. You’re most likely passionate about the contribution computing can, and does, make to humanity, in everything from arts, culture and entertainment, to business, health, communications, and society as a whole.

You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your studies by spending a year in industry – putting what you’ve learnt into practice and transforming theory into reality.

About This Course

This course will prepare you to work in the rapidly changing field of computing – through both your studies at UEA and your year in the workplace.

Over the four-year course you will acquire a strong grounding in the theory of computing science, as well as gaining experience and skills in software engineering and problem solving. You will become a competent programmer in a range of modern general purpose languages such as Java, Python, C and C++. You’ll explore the underlying principles of the subject and learn to adopt a logical, systematic approach to developing solutions to real-world problems. You’ll also benefit from our particular expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, computer vision, graphics, computational biology, data science and speech processing, as well as software engineering and systems engineering.

You will put yourself one step ahead of fellow graduates by spending your third year in industry. You will gain valuable work experience and have the chance to build your professional skills and confidence. In today’s competitive job market relevant work experience is a great advantage. A year in industry will not only give you first-hand knowledge of the way in which your chosen field operates, it will also greatly improve your chances of progressing within that sector as you gain valuable contacts and insight.

The nature of the subject means students have a wide range of backgrounds in programming, and mathematics. Whatever your experience, the course is flexible enough to ensure you’ll achieve the level of understanding at the end of year 1 that you need to master the material on the rest of the course.

In core modules you will cultivate the essential skills of a computing professional, while in optional modules you’ll be able to sample some of the wide range of problems that arise in both research and industry. You will also gain transferable skills that will help your long-term development, such as working in teams, project management and presenting ideas.


Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 21 graduates of Computing Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) at University of East Anglia for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Science.

Overall student satisfaction
66 /100
21 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Computing Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) at University of East Anglia

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computing Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32000 £27000 £33000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £37500 £21000 - £33000 £25000 - £41000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27334 £25150 £29857
25-75 percentile range £23230 - £32967 £18886 - £32933 £21689 - £41100

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Computing Science with a Year in Industry, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computing Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) at University of East Anglia

75% Information Technology Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

including one A-Level in Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Economics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Obtain an overall Pass including a B in the core of the T Level and a Merit in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable pathways: Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction or Digital Production, Design and Development

including Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

including Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

including Higher Level 5 in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics or Economics.

in an IT or Science based subject. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website or email [email protected]

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component).
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Computing Science with a Year in Industry, BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Computing Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £21700 year 1
International £22800 year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of East Anglia in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of East Anglia in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #29 
    • #39 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #22 
    • #201 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

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About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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Where is this programme taught

Campus A
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