BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year

The BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year degree allows you to obtain an understanding of the fundamental role of computing, and develop essential skills through group projects, real client briefings, and guest lecturers featuring practical computing professionals.


This engaging and flexible Computing course with Foundation Year draws on key elements from other study pathways to give you a wide-ranging, industry-informed program. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to ‘zoom in’ on aspects of the subject that you have personal interests and strengths in, or that support your career or study goals. Our foundation year offers an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of computing, programming, and mathematics. It’s designed to prepare you for degree-level study.

We have an excellent team of highly experienced lecturers who provide meaningful and personalized interaction with our dedicated and enthusiastic students.

Why should I complete the BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year?

This foundation year course will prepare you to move onto the full degree program and with computing technologies playing a greater role in all aspects of modern life, graduates find their skills in high demand across a wide range of industries.

A computing degree combines theoretical study and practical projects where you can learn subject-specific skills such as programming, systems, databases, computer platforms, website production, and networking. The soft skills that a computing degree can equip you with include communication, leadership, and organizational skills, all of which are highly sought after by employers.


  • Introduction to Software Development (SWE4101)
  • Computing Infrastructure (SWE4102)
  • Databases (SWE4103)
  • Security Fundamentals (SEC4102)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (SWE5102)
  • Advanced Databases and Big Data (SWE5104)
  • Mobile Applications (SWE5105)
  • Advanced Operating Systems (SEC5104)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (SWE5106)
  • Undergraduate Project (SEC6101)
  • Enterprise Systems Development (SWE6103)
  • Machine Learning (SWE6104)
  • Emerging Technologies (SWE6106)
  • Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensics (SEC6102)

Foundation Year Modules

  • Fundamentals of Programming (CTF3101)
  • Logical Analysis and Problem Solving (CTF3102)
  • Computer Systems (CTF3103)
  • Foundation Project (CTF3104)

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3: Any subjects are acceptable
  • GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4 to 9
  • IELTS: 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any band (Non-native speakers)
  • Any student who has studied in a non-majority English-speaking country will typically be asked to complete an additional qualification testing English language ability (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). The expected level is IELTS 5.0 or equivalent with no element below 4.5.
  • These are our standard entry requirements, but we may consider lowering these for students that perform well in the interview.

If you did not study GCSEs / A-Levels and have non-traditional entry qualifications or relevant work experience we will be happy to consider your application. You will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.

Students will also be asked to attend an academic interview. Suitability for entry to our programs can be demonstrated in several ways and is not limited to academic qualifications alone and applicants who do not meet our published entry requirements are encouraged to contact recruitment and admissions for advice.

How to Apply

Each of our courses has different entry requirements and a different admission process. We encourage you to look at our course pages and the How to apply section for detailed information.

From choosing your desired course, writing your statement, and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.


Feb 2022

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Weekday / Weekend /Evening Classes


4 years


£9,250 per year (Home fee)


RQF Level 3-6


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