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​BSc (Hons) Computing With Foundation Year

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year here has been designed for people just like you. During your studies you’ll be introduced to topics including data analysis, cloud-based technologies, programming, and website coding and authoring. The course offers you two career pathways to choose from. Students who want to focus on technical employment opportunities have the chance focus on data mining/analysis and programming skills. Or, if you decide to opt for a management career in IT, you can study subjects that will give you combined skills in technical know-how and management strategy. This degree courses with foundation year give you the extra support and guidance you need to get started in higher education, helping you take on your full undergraduate degree with confidence. Our foundation courses are a great way to enter higher education if you don’t currently meet our bachelor’s degree entry requirements, or if it’s been a while since you were in formal education and want to revisit some essential study skills, such as essay writing and research. Once your foundation year is completed, you’ll be ready to take on rest of your computing degree.


Our undergraduate degree course in computing with foundation year has been designed to give you the skills you need to start your career in computing. Your course modules have been freshly updated by our computing faculty members – ensuring that you gain the specialised knowledge employers need right now.
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 1
  • 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 2
  • 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 3
  • 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

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted. Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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