Applied Computer Science

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Dear University of Leeds,

I would be most grateful if you could provide me with the following information:

* During what years was the BSc Applied Computer Science degree course operating for?
* During what years was the BSc Applied Computer Science degree course present within the UCAS applications system?
* How many applicants were there for the course during each of those years?
* How many of said applicants were successful in receiving an offer?
* Why was the course discontinued?

Yours faithfully,

Mr A Slingsby

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Mr Slingsby

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University of Leeds
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Tracey Crombie,

Dear Mr Slingsley

 

Further to your FOI request, please see below:-

 

1.      During what years was the BSc Applied Computer Science degree
course operating for?

 The BSc Applied Computer Science degree (I402) admitted students into
Level 1 in the academic years 2015/16 - 2018/19 inclusive.

 

 

2.      During what years was the BSc Applied Computer Science degree
course present within the UCAS applications system?

 The BSc Applied Computer Science degree (I402) was present in UCAS for
admission to the academic years 2015/16 - 2018/19 inclusive.

Admission is in the previous academic cycle so the course was available in
UCAS in the academic years 2014/15 - 2017/18 inclusive.

 

3.      How many applicants were there for the course during each of those
years?

For the BSc Applied Computer Science (I402):

 

For 2015/16 there were 131 applications

For 2016/17 there were 208 applications

For 2017/18 there were 142 applications

For 2018/19 there were 71 applications

 

4.      How many of said applicants were successful in receiving an offer?

For 2015/16 there were 92 offers

For 2016/17 there were 166 offers

For 2017/18 there were 101 offers

For 2018/19 there were 44 offers

 

5.      Why was the course discontinued?

The decision to discontinue the course was taken for a number of reasons:

·        overall our Level 1 intake had risen to a point that was near the
capacity of the school

·        the number recruited on Applied Computer Science was much smaller
than on Computer Science (and its variants)

·        the  Applied Computer Science degree required us to deliver
additional teaching across all years of study

Withdrawal of the Applied Computer Science degree allowed us to better
manage the size of our Level

1 intake and also gradually reduce the total module count that we deliver,
reducing workload on teaching

staff.

 

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Best wishes,

 

 

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

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