Information Technology (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

IT is a vast and ever-evolving sector, and there is no shortage of demand for qualified individuals who can expertly navigate our modern digital landscape. Our forward-thinking, hands-on course provides you with the in-depth technical and professional training needed to practise as an information technologist. Through a combination of work-based projects, industry collaboration and expert tuition, you’ll graduate fully prepared for a successful career in a range of IT domains. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • High-tech CCNA Academy computer networking suite.
  • Dedicated computing rooms.
  • Specialised IT security laboratory.
  • Cutting-edge technology such as Oracle APEX.
  • Modern, purpose-built STEM building with bespoke learning spaces and group study hubs.
Your Student Experience
  • Start by gaining a solid foundation in computer science alongside students studying similar subjects then deepen your knowledge of specialised topics as you progress through the course.
  • Take the opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into action through our links with local companies, gaining real-world experience of working in the sector.
  • Develop your critical thinking and effective collaboration skills through work-based projects, giving you the edge when it comes to future employment.
  • Learn from experts thanks to interactive demonstrations and seminars.
  • Benefit from dedicated academic support tutors and ongoing supervisor-student feedback.
  • Our highly qualified teaching staff are actively involved in the industry, meaning the course content reflects the latest developments and advancements in information technology.


Areas of study include:

  • Computer Systems Structure
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Principles of Programming
  • Information Technology Employability Project
  • Systems Development and Modern Database Practices
  • User Experience Design
  • Web Technologies and Platforms
  • Advanced Information Technology
  • Agile Project Management
  • Information Technology Undergraduate Project
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Student Outcomes

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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

Additional fee information

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Information Technology (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS