This programme 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 foundation programme does not confer an official award, successful completion of the Programme 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.
- Develop systematic knowledge of computer science, with a focus on how software and programming can be used to solve real-world problems
- Learn to evaluate solutions to computer science problems
- Develop commercially valuable skills for your future career
- Work with City’s internationally renowned research groups to develop knowledge at the forefront of computing science
- Acquire state-of-the-art approaches to a wide variety of technologies
- Learn to code creatively and use programming languages accurately
- Study in City’s computing labs, which include the latest hardware and software, such as state-of-art NVidia GPUs
- Boost your expertise and employability with an optional one-year work placement
- Gain three years of professional experience with our innovative Professional Pathway Scheme, combining paid employment and study."
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.
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Note that the Foundation route is only open to UK/EU students
We also welcome a combination of qualifications, for example: BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject with a GCE A-Level as listed AND/OR BTEC Subsidiary Diploma with 2 GCE A-Levels as listed. OCR Technical Qualifications and Cambridge Pre-U (principle subjects) may also be considered.
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