Computing with Foundation Year at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme is not available to international students. Instead, international students should apply for our international foundation programmes delivered by our International Study Centre on campus. For more information please visit International Study Centre ( Our integrated foundation degrees are for those of you who possess the capability to pursue a degree but do not have the pre-requisite qualifications to directly apply to your desired course. The duration of the foundation element is one year, and, if you successfully pass, you will automatically progress on to the degree. Computers are ingrained into our society, and we now rely on them to complete a wealth of everyday tasks. The range of industries seeking qualified and skilled computing graduates is vast, and job roles can vary, including systems administrators, front-end programmers, information systems analysts, and full-stack developers, however you plan your career path, studying Computing open doors to careers with substantial earning potential, enabling you to shape the life you want in the future. Our Computing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) course is designed to help you develop your skills to enable you to embark on an interesting and rewarding career. Our Computing degree is one of our most flexible programmes of study. You’ll learn how to design and build software that is both robust and reliable, as well as attractive to use. Why Study Computing with Foundation Year BSc(Hons) at Huddersfield? You’ll benefit from a strong foundation of knowledge in all aspects of computing and enjoy flexibility, selecting optional modules in the topics that interest you most, with the emphasis being on honing practical skills in software development. In the second year, you'll study alongside students on our Computer Science and Software Engineering courses. If you find in your second year of studies that one area interests you more, you can request to transfer between courses. You can also gain industry experience by undertaking an industrial placement in your third year. If you’re interested in anything from software development to programming and computer science, this Computing course will cover topics that will improve your knowledge and passion for all things STEM. Previous graduates from courses in this subject area have gone on to work in a variety of roles† (for organisations including BBC, West Yorkshire Police, Hermes, Microsoft, BT, and Amazon UK), including software engineer, server and storage analyst, and senior developer. †Source: LinkedIn Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerates or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Communication and Research • Foundation Mathematics • Foundations of Computer Science • Computational Thinking. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and practical sessions. Assessment includes primarily coursework, quizzes, in-class tests, presentations, and demonstrations. Your module specification documents provide full assessment criteria details.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable skills or experience will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Computing with Foundation Year at University of Huddersfield - UCAS