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BSc (Hons)

Computer Science (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

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).


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.

Start university this September

Clearing officially opens on July 5 2024, but you can sign up for priority Clearing early and we'll help you find a place on a course that's right for you.

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Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.



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£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

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.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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