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BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year

Course Overview

Passionate about computing careers, but not quite ready to undertake a full honours degree? Coming to computing with no formal background in the subject? This one-year computing foundation is the ideal way to learn essential programming, web design, networking and security skills before starting a specialist BSc (Hons) Computing three-year course.


This practical BSc (Hons) Computing degree encourages you to develop an extensive knowledge of computer programming using Java and Python. A range of projects will also help you build practical experience in designing, building and implementing computer systems, culminating in a major final-year software development project.
Year 1
  • Problem Solving though Programming.
  • Introduction to Networks and Security.
  • UX.
  • Introduction to Databases.
  • Data Analysis, Tools and Application.
  • Web Technologies.
Year 2
  • Research Methods Project
  • Web Application Development
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Object Oriented Design and Development
  • Human Computer Interaction
Year 3
  • Dissertation Project
  • Data Science
  • Industrial Consulting Project
  • DevOps
  • Contemporary Web Applications
  • Immersive Technologies
  • UX Strategies


Entry Requirements

Qualifications that are equivalent to the British high school A-levels.

Funding Options

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year.

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