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Dan345
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Hi, can someone tell me how common computer science normally appears in clearing from top universities, such as York, Newcastle, Manchester etc.
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I read somewhere the other day that, whilst there'd been like a 5% increase in applications to universities, there was a 15% decrease in applications to do computer science.
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Why not apply through Ucas Extra, you've still got time?

It's not a popular subject so judging by the amount of CS courses still taking applications (which is almost every university I've come across) I'd say there's a high chance.
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(Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
Why not apply through Ucas Extra, you've still got time?

It's not a popular subject so judging by the amount of CS courses still taking applications (which is almost every university I've come across) I'd say there's a high chance.
I've already applied to nottingham to do computer science and management studies, and they offered my ABB, and i think i would only get AAC. so i'm worried that i might not meet the offer. But if i do, what do you think is better for a career in IT consultancy, computer science, or computer science and management studies? and do you think i could switch when i get my results?
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You'll be fine- CS was extremely popular during the dotcom bubble of the later 1990s. From the early 00s its suffered a massive drop in applications- I know of two Scottish Universities, both regarded amongst the best in the UK, that used to have 400 first years and around 200 graduates every year up until the turn of the millenium, now both have around half of that. Getting in if you miss your offer by one grade (especially if one is higher) shouldn't be a massive issue I think.
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Yeah, I reckon you'll be fine, stereotypically "geeky" subjects are never typically competitive, apart from at the very top universities, despite often having great job prospects.

For example at Kings college London, they typically give out 300 offers for their Physics course, but last year only 320 applied.
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its not a popular course, there will be spaces in there at clearing
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I've been checking around the high end computer science courses for this year and quite a few have unexpected places. Try emailing to see if they'll consider your late application
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