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BSc (Hons)

Software Engineering (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

Gain software development skills in a practical, hands-on way with our Software Engineering Foundation Entry Degree course. You’ll cover a range of technologies - from mobile phones to enterprise applications - across the whole development lifecycle. You’ll understand the requirements of each stage, from design and implementation to testing.

Why study with us

  • In your first year you’ll develop interactive games using 3D graphics.
  • We emphasise practical-based learning using purpose-built laboratories and the University's general computer rooms.
  • Take part in our ‘Computing Challenge’, where first year students work as teams to design and develop a new app in a competitive and supportive environment.
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What you'll do

  • As well as being introduced to software development, investigating IT and problem-solving for computing; you’ll also acquire advanced study skills.
  • You’ll also be introduced to mathematical methods.
  • You’ll work in Agile teams to develop realistic applications, and develop skills in advanced programming and computational thinking.


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

Our Software Engineering Foundation Entry course is a great stepping stone to a rewarding career. Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies like Nokia, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel and EA games, while others have started their own companies.  

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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