This computer science foundation year is a perfect gateway to studying on one of City’s Computer Science degrees and will suit you if you have an interest in how software technologies are built and work. The Foundation route will allow you to improve your computing skills and acclimatise to University teaching and assessment styles, with a view to joining one of our Computer Science, Games Technology, Cyber Security and Data Science degrees the following year. Although the computer science foundation year does not confer an official award, successful completion will enable entry onto one of City's Computer Science courses, including:
- BSc Computer Science
- BSc Computer Science with Games Technology
- MSci Computer Science
- MSci Computer Science with Games Technology
- MSci Computer Science with Cyber Security
- MSci Data Science.
In your foundation year you will develop your understanding for the fundamentals of Computer Science with six core modules introducing you to the basics.
- Introduction to Programming with Python
- Web Development
- Computer Fundamentals
- Discrete Mathematics
- Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- Employability and Transferable Skills
The Foundation Programme employs continuous assessment based around frequent class tests and group work. Students can also expect a higher number of contact hours per week (around 14 hours) in the form of teaching and tutorials, than in the subsequent years of our Computer Science degrees where self-study plays a larger part. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows: Foundation year 50% written, 50% coursework.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Note that the Foundation route is only open to UK students
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