Computing with Web Development with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

Sharpen your skills and prepare yourself for the workplace by studying our BSc (Hons) in Computing and Web Development. From the latest developments in industry to cutting-edge applications you will be able to learn how computer theory and web development can work hand-in-hand to provide an exciting and fast paced career. You will have access to fully equipped computing facilities and be taught by expert lecturers providing high quality teaching and support in a friendly, motivated learning environment . You’ll also benefit from our partnership with Amazon where we run its AWS Academy, allowing you to gain industry standard knowledge and skills and further enhance your career prospects. Now is an exciting time to study a computing-related degree, as we are seeing technology opening up and evolving the way in which we communicate, work and socialise. A degree in Computing and Web Development could lead to start a fast-paced and fulfilling career in a wide variety of sectors, including business, health care, hospitality, sport, aviation, travel, education and finance, to name just a few! The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Give yourself an edge in the graduate market by studying a hands-on degree. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the latest industry knowledge alongside working with industry professionals to gain invaluable practical experience whilst building your network base. Studying our programme allows you to learn fundamental vocational skills such as analysis and design, programming and testing, networking and security, software engineering and databases. Not only will you be learning vital information, you will be learning from innovative, forward-thinking and highly motivated expert lecturers. Our lecturers have close industrial links and all work together to ensure that you have the best possible enriched and stimulating learning environment. Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in both your first and second year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers. What will I study? This programme is grounded in software and web technologies, with a focus on the technical side of web-based applications and services. You will gain an appreciation of the role that web-based computing can have in a range of business and industry contexts. The course provides a balance of theory and practice, providing opportunities to apply knowledge into real projects where possible. You will be exposed to a variety of computing discipline areas, so that you will then be able to select and apply appropriate principles, theories, best practices and appropriate technologies to address the needs of different business contexts, users, customers and stakeholders. You’ll work on developing a range of knowledge and skills to provide you with a solid foundation of the fundamentals of computing, looking at a range of topics from computer architectures to networking (Cisco), application programming to web development, and user experience to digital technologies. By the end of your time with us you’ll be putting all you have learnt into action with more independent based learning and research projects. You will study areas such as cloud computing, enterprise systems development, artificial intelligence, network security, advanced mobile systems, and advanced programming.


Foundation Year Introduction to Programming Computing Essentials Core Mathematics Design Principles Professional Skills Review Final Project Year one Core Modules Programming Computer Architecture Networks Web Development Computational Fundamentals Opportunity Modules 2 x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Modules Data Essentials Open-Source Systems Research Methods Optional Modules Object Orientated Design & Development Web Application Development Network Systems Mobile Systems Year three Core Modules Advanced Web Application Development Extended Independent work Optional Modules Quality Assurance & Testing Digital Innovation Cloud Computing Advanced Web Design Network Security Advanced Mobile

Assessment method

We have a strong computing department at the University, with a dedicated team of academics and professionals delivering industry-relevant courses in a suite of well-equipped computer labs. Our lecturers work closely with industry through partnerships or by helping web development and related industries with research, consultancy, technical and managerial inputs. These relationships provide a professional edge to our teaching. They are also a useful source of internship and industry-brief opportunities for our students. You’ll benefit from small class sizes that give you a chance to develop close working relationships with the tutors and other students. You’ll be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, practical lab sessions, and seminars. You will also benefit from guest speakers and valuable networking opportunities. Course assignments reflect real-life problems because we believe that’s the best way to learn – and it’s more fun! Over the years of your course you will be assessed and graded in a multitude of ways to allow you to develop and expand on your abilities and skills. Assessments for the various modules will mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests, shorter written exercises and written exams. However, the main focus will be on testing the practical application of the various concepts and techniques being conveyed. We also encourage you to gain work experience whilst studying and actively look for clients for your project work, which provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in a work-base setting.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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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 £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

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Computing with Web Development with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS