Computing Science with a Foundation Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Learn to program the future and gain a solid foundation in a range of computing fields, including managing and storing data for banks and businesses; creating and designing action-packed games; improving web usability and user experience or developing next generation apps, AI, cloud computing, big data and lots, lots more. If you’re a digital native who lives and breathes computing, but you don’t yet meet the academic requirements of our degree programmes, this course is the right one for you. This Computing Science with a Foundation Year course is specifically designed to help you build your academic confidence. On your Foundation Year, you’ll gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for undergraduate level study, all within a nurturing, supportive environment. Once you’ve successfully completed your Foundation Year, you’ll be able to progress to the BSc Computing Science. Depending on your grades, you may also be able to switch to one of our other computing degrees. ar, you’ll be able to progress to the BSc Computing Science. Depending on your grades, you may also be able to switch to one of our other computing degrees. About This Course If you’re passionate about a computing degree, but don’t have the academic qualifications to start immediately, this course is designed for you. We welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds. You might have A levels, Access, BTEC, or professional qualifications – or a variety of equivalent alternatives. Maybe you’ve got the right subjects, but didn’t get the grades – or perhaps you’ve got work experience rather than formal qualifications. It all counts. On the BSc Computing Science with a Foundation Year, you’ll follow the same programme as Computer Science, but you’ll do a foundation year first to equip you with the computing and maths expertise you’ll need to succeed in subsequent years. Once you’ve completed your foundation year, depending on your grades, you can progress to any of the undergraduate degree courses within UEA’s School of Computing Sciences. Studying with us means that you’ll benefit from our research-led approach to teaching and our fantastic facilities, ensuring that you will learn in the most up-to-date environment. During your foundation year, you will have an average of 15 hours of contact time per week with teaching staff through lectures, laboratory sessions and seminars – though this may vary depending on your module choices. Additionally, you’ll spend around 25 hours a week studying independently and working on coursework assignments and projects. Depending on the course you choose to progress onto after your Foundation Year, the School of Computing Sciences has a number of Year in Industry study and integrated Master options. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


Our foundation year consists of six modules including Introduction of Computing for Business, Foundations of Computing and Mathematics. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress onto one of our Computing Sciences degree programmes. The subjects you study on the foundation year help to prepare you for the modules on our degree programmes, where you will have the opportunity to take a range of optional modules to tailor your studies to your interests.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component).

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £26100 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

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Computing Science with a Foundation Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS