University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

  • Learn from a specialist team of research-active academics who work at the forefront of the field
  • Set yourself up to flourish in your degree and beyond with our Foundation Year
  • Access a wide range of specialist software and tools including dedicated Cyber Security and Forensics, Networking and Software Development laboratories in a state-of-the-art new development (from 2019)
  • This programme offers a multi-disciplinary perspective to the subject of Computer Science giving students an excellent basis for a future career in the field.
Our three year degree provides in-depth knowledge and skills in computer science, networks and applications, enabling you to progress into any area of the computing industry. You will learn the necessary skills to develop cutting edge, state-of-the-art innovative applications. You will benefit from links to professional and industry bodies, including EnCase Academic Programme, Cisco Networking Academy and the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. The Foundation Year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies with us if you have not quite achieved the degree qualifications required or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills and subject knowledge prior to embarking on your degree. Through a range of engaging, small-group lessons and practical placements, you will be equipped with the academic, professional and personal skills to help you succeed at university. Modules will cover broad topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area. You will also have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes. In year 1, you will develop fundamental core knowledge in computer programming, operating systems, mathematics, networks and database design. Legal and regulatory frameworks are explored together with developing your personal and professional skills. In year 2, you will engage with new subjects that will help you identify possible career paths. You will develop an in depth understanding of web, mobile and object orientated and programming languages together with the principles of network security and artificial intelligence. The Integrated Project module incorporates your knowledge learned in Year 1 and enables you to design, develop and evaluate a security application as part of a team. An optional placement year provides you with the opportunity to enhance your employability, business understanding and professional skills through a sandwich placement year. In your third year you will deepen your knowledge in critical network security concepts including distributed systems and leadership development. You will develop an appreciation of the legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks focusing on developing your core employability skills. The Computing Project module helps you to develop specialist skills and expertise through the undertaking of a substantial body of work. You will spend the rest of the time studying your optional modules including Information Futures, Intellectual Property and Penetration Testing.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I10X
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are usually required to hold a minimum of 1 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 1 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Computer Science (with Foundation Year) at University of Winchester - UCAS