Computer Science (Foundation Entry)
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.
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).
Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.
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.
Join us on campus
Book a place at our Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 17 June. Here you'll be able to explore our campus and facilities, meet academic staff & chat to students.Book your place
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Accreditations and Memberships
- 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.
- We are an Educational Member of the British Computer Society providing benefits to our students such a free BCS membership for the duration of their Computer Science course. This help connections with the tech industry through BCS mentors, enables access to bespoke events with industry experts, as well as interactive career tools include CV writer, interview simulator, personal assessments and e-learning.
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
Scholarships and bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology
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