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.
Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.
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.
- 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 bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.
Care Leaver Bursary
Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
Estranged student support
Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Estranged student support
Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package.Find out more about Dependants Bursary
Foundation Year Bursary
Our Foundation Year Bursary Scheme is for students starting a 4 or 5 year Undergraduate Degree programme.Find out more about Foundation Year Bursary
This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing
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