Here's what they said in an acknowledgement email to somebody's application:
"As you may know, our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with professional placement or study abroad degree is very popular, and to make sure every student who joins us has the experience they expect, the number of places available is unfortunately limited.
Your application is important to us, and we want to recognise the time you have spent on it. Our first priority is to make sure everyone who applies is treated fairly. This may mean we cannot make decisions for applicants until we have considered everyone who applies by UCAS' equal consideration deadline (31 January 2024).
I know waiting can be stressful and we will aim to make a decision for you as quickly as possible. To give you plenty of time to consider your final UCAS decisions, you can expect to have a decision no later than the end of April 2024 - in most cases I hope it will be much faster than this.
Once we have made a decision you will be notified directly through UCAS Hub."