Computer Science (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University - UCAS

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Course summary

Specialise in software development while also having the opportunity to cover a broad range of emerging topics, preparing you for an exciting career in computing Why study BSc (Hons) Computer Science (with Foundation Year option) at BU?

  • Develop the versatility and personal qualities to combine software development and theoretical aspects of computer science to meet the most versatile and broadest needs of employers in a global context
  • Build and improve your applied technical skills with a strong appreciation of a wider range of computing topics to develop a broad range of computer applications and solutions for any organisation
  • Study and practice in our state-of-the-art speciality labs with enterprise grade hardware and fully virtualisation ready enterprise level infrastructure
  • Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one
  • You'll be qualified to work as an IT professional in a variety of roles, ranging from software engineer/developer to AI researcher, front-end developer or DevOps engineer.
Course accreditation Following our recent UG course periodic review completed in 2022, we are currently working with BCS to accredit all new courses with a view for all courses to have backdated accreditation to the first year they started running. Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the technical skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree.

Modules

Foundation Year units include: Academic Study Skills for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Computers | Mathematics for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Information Systems Analysis | Introduction to Programming | Foundation Year Engineering and Technology Project


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17800 Year 1
International £17800 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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From Thursday 4 July: Lines are open Monday-Friday, 09:00-16:30. Thursday 15 August: Lines are open 07:00-20:00. Friday 16 August: Lines are open 08:00-18:00. Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August: Lines are open 10:00-15:00. From Monday 19 August: Lines are open Monday-Friday, 09:00-16:30.


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Computer Science (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University - UCAS