Computer Science (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a successful career in this fast-paced, ever-changing industrial sector. The foundation year aims to provide you with a solid grounding in mathematical principles and an understanding of the core technology associated with the use and application of computer systems. Professional and academic skills are integrated across all modules, including information finding and handling, problem solving, and the communication of outcomes. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Computer Science BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of Computing, Mathematics and Data Science. Whether you see your future self as an app developer, a systems administrator, or an information technology specialist, the degree part of the course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to help drive the digital revolution. You will: • Develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to create software solutions which address demanding user expectations and complex customer requirements • Explore fascinating fields, such as artificial intelligence, parallel programming, and data science, and learn how these areas continue to drive major change in the domain of computer science. • Gain industry-relevant experience as you apply real-world, software development practices within peer groups, preparing you for your career after graduation. Key benefits of the degree

  • Activity-led learning helps you consolidate what you’re taught through practical application of everything you’re covering in lectures
  • Strong professional skills focus
  • Hybrid, online, and asynchronous learning to support students with different needs across a range of locations
  • Regular free-to-attend guest lecturers from current practitioners, which, in recent years, have included senior professors from other universities and the European Bioinformatics Centre Cambridge (subject to availability)
See our website for further details.


Foundation Year Modules

  • Fundamental Pure Mathematics
  • Fundamental Applied Mathematics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Software and Databases
On successfully passing your foundation year you will progress to year 1 of the degree. In the first year, the curriculum is shared across related courses allowing you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline before going on, in the second and third years, to specialist modules in your chosen field. Year One Modules
  • Programming: Concepts and Algorithms
  • Computer Systems
  • Working with Data
  • Mathematical Skills for Computing Professionals
  • Programming: Professional Practice
  • Integrative Project Module
In Year two, you will develop more advanced skills and knowledge. Year Two Modules
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Theory of Computation
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Operating Systems, Security, and Networks
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering
Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year In year three, you will be able to choose from a selection of programming and development modules, as well as advancing your knowledge in the following subject areas:
  • Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Project Discovery
  • Dissertation and Project Artefact
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content*. *For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Individual coursework Group coursework Exams Tests Essays Presentations Reports Projects Vivas Core assessments (these are pass / fail and can be attempted multiple times) The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 24/25 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Computer Science (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS