Brunel University London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our foundation year course is designed to help you progress to a challenging and exciting career in computing or mathematics. Our carefully designed curriculum is particularly suitable for those who want to change direction, perhaps having taken A-levels in arts or humanities subjects, and for mature applicants returning to study. You will quickly find that willingness to learn and determination is more important than prior knowledge. At Brunel we understand that you may not be ready to decide exactly which area of mathematics or computing you would like to specialise in, so this foundation year gives you the perfect opportunity to decide where your interests lie. You might opt for computer science and work with ever more sophisticated computer technology and information systems. Or you may find yourself drawn to mathematics where you’ll learn to model and solve problems from the worlds of business, finance and science. Once you have successfully completed your foundation year you can progress to any of the following degree programmes: Business Computing BSc (with the option to specialise in Business, eBusiness, Human Computer Interaction or Social Media) Computer Science BSc (with the option to specialise in Artificial Intelligence, Digital Media and Games, Network Computing or Software Engineering) Financial Mathematics BSc/MMath Mathematics BSc/MMath Mathematics with Computer Science BSc Mathematics and Statistics with Management BSc With the grades needed for your chosen computing or mathematics degree course, you progress directly into Level 1 of that degree – there’s no need to re-apply. We look forward to helping you develop your learning and setting you firmly on the way to your chosen career.
Year 0 Compulsory for Mathematics and Computing routes: Discrete and Decision Mathematics Study Skills Compulsory for Mathematics route: Calculus Statistics Compulsory for Computing route: Introduction to Artificial intelligence Introduction to Computing Programming Optional for Mathematics and Computing routes: Algebra A Algebra B In addition, optional for Mathematics route: Introduction to Computing Introduction to Finance and Accounting for Business
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||in any subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||Obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DM||in any subject with A level grade C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||in any subject with A levels grade CD|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||DMM||in any subject|
|Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)||DM||in any subject with an A level at grade C|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||D||in any subject with A levels grade CD|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CDD|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||25 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4, H4, H4, H5|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M3, P1, P1|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||in any subject|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DM||in any subject with A level grade C|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||D||in any subject with A level grades CD|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||51||with a minimum of 51 in all subscores|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.