Richmond, The American International University in London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science with Foundation

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Course summary

There are many reasons why taking this programme with a Foundation option could be the ideal choice; you may not have the exact subjects or grades at A level to meet the entry requirements, you may have tried other options such as apprenticeship and want to change direction or have been living abroad. Whatever your starting point, studying this programme with a Foundation option offers you a great opportunity to gain both a UK and US degree and start the adventure of a lifetime, studying with us in the world’s top student city. This is what our Foundation option can offer you:

  • Start this programme with lower entry qualifications, see our website for further details
  • A four year, full-time degree programme with an extra summer semester in Year 1, so you can study at your own pace
  • Timetabled English and study skills classes to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • Great student support including a Personal Academic Advisor, with help on housing, health and wellbeing, financial guidance and careers advice from our award-winning Student Affairs team
Ever wondered how Amazon uses artificial intelligence to ship things before you even think about buying? Or how Uber has harnessed data analytics to become the world’s biggest taxi company? If you are fascinated by questions like these and more, our BSc in Computer Science is the perfect degree for you. This programme will provide you with a strong foundation in the critical areas of computer science, with core modules in such areas as programming, cyber security and artificial intelligence, while also giving you the opportunity to tailor the degree to your own strengths, interests and career aspirations through specialised electives covering areas like data mining, human-computer interaction and games technology. All of which are highly attractive to potential employers. You will conduct your own senior research project supervised by a member of our academic staff, giving you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of interest. At Richmond we aim to provide a unique experience. Studying Computer Science with us, in a new IT lab at our brand new campus building in Chiswick Park, you will gain cutting edge technical skills and transferable knowledge which are in high demand from industry. With emerging tech that influences everything from healthcare to agriculture, you could be at the heart of the latest innovations. By the time you graduate as a skilled computer scientist, you’ll have had the opportunity to develop the skills that employers want, as well as the connections and experience to stand out in the jobs market. Computer Science graduates with up-to-the-minute skills and abilities are in high demand across a diverse range of industries. You will have many career options available to you after this degree, such as programming, software engineering, user interface design, data analysis and general IT-related employment in the private or public sector. This programme is also a pathway into Masters-level study in a variety of computing disciplines. Most of the programme is taught using popular in-demand programming languages like Java, Python and C#, with HTML / CSS used for web design and Javascript (eg P5.js and Node.js) will be taught for problem solving and web design. The tools and software on this programme include use of shell terminals such as Bash, Code editors (such as VS Code), IDEs (such as IntelliJ), MongoDb, MySQL, GIT and Adobe XD (for HCI) . For top reasons on why to study this programme, please visit: https://www.richmond.ac.uk/undergraduate-programmes/bsc-degree-in-computer-science/

Course details

Modules

The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgments and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
RF08
Institution code:
R20
Campus name:
Chiswick Park Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4-9 (or equivalent)


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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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
EU £14750 Year 1
International £14750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computer Science with Foundation at Richmond, The American International University in London - UCAS