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BSc (Hons)

Computer Science (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Computers are a ubiquitous part of our lives. On our Computer Science Foundation Entry Degree, you get to study the systems and software that permeate our work and leisure.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. They are a great stepping stone to a full degree.

You’ll study how to design and develop the systems and software that connect us all. There’s an emphasis on software development, including databases and user interface design, and a range of options from AI to the Internet of Things.

When you qualify as a Computer Scientist you will be equipped with highly desirable skills, enabling you to apply to work in a diverse range of industries.

Why study with us

  • Learn how to apply computational thinking, study databases and human computer interaction and participate in a team-based software development projects to apply your project management skills.
  • You’ll explore the legal responsibilities of software developers and learn how to apply industry-standard software development techniques to modern applications; to manage software projects; and to program effectively in C++.
  • This degree will develop your programming and analysis skills, understanding of computer and network technology, and security.

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What you'll do

  • You’ll gain invaluable transferable skills through a practical approach to computing underpinned by academic theory.
  • You won’t only know the theory when you finish; you’ll actually be able to apply it to solve real-life problems.
  • Our laboratories allow you to use specialist software and to do things that wouldn’t be allowed on a public network (like configuring networks or database servers, or testing system security).

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • The CITP provides independent recognition for professionals in the IT industry. This course has accreditation leading to BCS Professional Member (MBCS), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and partial CEng exemption from the BCS, the professional computing body.

Future careers

As a future career, qualifying as a Computer Scientist with further study will open doors to a huge range of careers and enable you to make your mark as the digital revolution as it transforms every aspect of the world around us.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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