University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science with Integrated Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 Year)

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Course summary

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This integrated programme is designed to prepare and support students for a strong and rewarding experience in their selected discipline, Computer Science, immediately aligning students to the fundamentals of computing from the moment they enrol. In addition to providing all necessary science, technology, engineering and mathematics background to allow students to confidently enter year one of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science programme, the first year of study will also develop transferable skills such as communication, professionalism, teamwork and creativity, and provide an excellent transition period in preparation for learning and teaching methodologies used in the UK to support high engagement and achievement in the discipline. The foundation year is taken in common with four complementary engineering disciplines (Biomedical, Chemical, Civil & Structural, Mechanical) and the following year in common with Computer Science for Cyber Security, and Software Engineering, allowing students to transfer after this common year if they feel an alternative programme better suits their emerging interests and career aspirations. Therefore, prior to being immersed in the technical depth of your selected area in the final two years of study, your education includes developing an understanding of the relation and importance of other technological areas to your own discipline, thereby broadening career options and employ-ability on graduation. Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate (CDIO) forms a core element of programme delivery, based around developing innovative and sustainable solutions to real-world problems and closely linked to our well-developed industrial collaborations.

Course details


Foundation Year: Foundation Mathematics 1 (core) Foundation Mathematics 2 (core) Foundation Mechanics (core) Foundation Physics (core) Fundamentals of Materials (core) Information and Communication Technology (core)

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeI103
Institution code B56
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points 72 UCAS tariff points to include 1 GCE Advanced Level or an equivalent qualification and GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 6, plus GCSE English at grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.
A level DDD To include GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 6 and GCSE English at grade D/grade 3 or equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP To include GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 6 OR BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Any Engineering subject to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 4) at Pass OR BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Construction and the Built Environment to include Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 3) at Pass OR BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Applied Science to include Mathematical Calculations for Science (Unit 7) and Using Statistics in Science (Unit 8) OR BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016) Any Engineering subject to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) at Pass AND GCSE English at grade D/grade 3 or equivalent
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher 72 UCAS tariff points to include SQA National 5 grade B in Mathematics and grade D in English
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme As UCAS tariff and Maths at Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 72 UCAS tariff points plus Ordinary Level Mathematics at grade O3 and English Language at grade C / O4.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £12800 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 Integrated Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 Year) at University of Bradford - UCAS