Overview Learn to program the future and prepare to excel in a range of computing fields, from the information systems of banks and businesses, to the creativity of gaming and web design, to AI, robotics, 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 for you. 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. 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: www.uea.ac.uk
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
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GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/enquiries
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 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.
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Fees and funding
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|