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BSc (Hons)

Computing (Foundation Entry)

Duration
4 Years
Start
September 2022
UCAS Code
8H11
Delivery
Campus Taught

On this challenging and highly practical Computing Foundation Entry degree, you’ll examine the application of innovative technology to solve commercial and industrial computing problems.

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. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

Computing develops your technical, business and people-oriented skills, preparing you for a variety of careers.

Why study with us

  • No previous computing experience is required. The course develops essential computing skills and explores a wide range of modern applications of IT.
  • In your foundation year you’ll develop technical skills and the confidence and academic skills required for honours-level study.
  • You’ll study modules that are common to other specialist courses. So you can opt to transfer to Business Computing, Databases, Multimedia, Software Development or Computer Networks.
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What you'll do

  • You’ll use specialist software to do things that would not be allowed on a public network (for example, configuring networks or database servers, or testing system security).
  • Where possible, we make software available for you to use on your own PC.
  • We’ll give you opportunities to show off your technical skills and gain vital work experience as well to boost your employability.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.

100%Face-to-face

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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Accreditations

  • 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.
  • The BCS are the professional body for computing and provide 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.

Future careers

A Computing Foundation Entry degree can lead to a range of careers including: analysing clients' business requirements and specifying appropriate IT systems, designing and managing networks, or developing multimedia, databases or high-performance software. 

Our graduates have gone on to work for NATO and BAE as well as teaching in primary, secondary, further and higher education. Others continue with academic study. 

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
EU
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
International
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
2022/23
UK
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
International
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.

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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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