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BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year

This programme is designed for people who want a career in computing, but who need some additional training or support before beginning university.

Quick Facts

 
Part-time Duration: 4 to 12 years
Starting in: January, April, July, October
Tuition Fee: £27,740 (UK), £20,500 (International)
Location: Online

This degree is delivered online, with no fixed lecture times, and with 24/7 access to all study materials online, so that you can keep your unique lifestyle and commitments alongside your study. With 24/7 access to student support, and 1-to-1 communications with your UK tutors, your degree is completely tailored to your needs.

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Modules and Requirements

Foundation Year

  • Using Numeracy, IT and Data
  • Research Skills & Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Structure of Business
  • Technology in Organisations

Year 2

  • Introduction to Academic Skills and Professional Development (Core)
  • Introduction to Computer Systems and Security (Core)
  • Introduction to Databases (Core)
  • Introduction to Programming (Core)
  • Introduction to Web Authoring (Core)
  • Productivity and Collaboration Tools for Learning and Work (Core)

Year 3

  • Human Computer Interaction (Core)
  • Data Analytics and Visualisation (Core)
  • IT Project Management (Core)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (Core)

Then choose 2 from:

  • Advanced Databases (Elective)
  • Digital Business (Elective)
  • Object Oriented Programming (Elective)
  • Ethics, Quality and Sustainability in Technological Environments (Elective)

Year 4

  • Data Mining (Core)
  • Managing Innovation and Change (Core)
  • Computing Project (Core)

Choose 2 from:

  • Information Security Management (Elective)
  • Technology Entrepreneurship (Elective)
  • Distributed and Cloud Computing (Elective)
  • Web Application Development (Elective)

Entry Requirements

  • At least 3 x GCSEs or equivalent that are less than 3 years old, OR
  • At least 3 x GCSEs or equivalent, over 3 years old, with an accompanying CV

Non-Standard Entry Route

If you don’t meet the qualification requirements, you can also qualify based on a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience evidenced with a CV and Reference.

Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study for the programme. This statement should include:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Why you’ve chosen your particular course
  • Any long-term goals or career aspirations

English proficiency

IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent. We also offer an internal English test for applicants.