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Foundation Year in Computing

De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Foundation Year in Computing at De Montfort University is the first year in an integrated four year programme of study, which includes an undergraduate degree. It provides an introduction to computing and information technology. This course allows those without the necessary qualifications to be able to study towards an undergraduate computing course. If you missed the chance to go to university after school, if you’re looking for a change of career, or if you’re a parent planning to return to employment, our foundation in Computing is the ideal course. Our software is often accessible via remote access, enabling you to work from home when there are no timetabled sessions. The course covers the basics of cutting-edge IT topics, such as computer animation, as well as more familiar office applications, such as spreadsheets and databases. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive workshop environment. Computer Science and Informatics research at DMU was ranked third among modern UK universities for its research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Course details


• Problem Solving and Programming • Creative Computing and Technology • Computing Skills and Research • E-commerce Computing

Assessment method

The course is taught by dedicated staff with experience of supporting students who need additional help with academic study. You will work together with staff in a friendly and supportive environment in small groups of up to 20 students. The four modules on the course run concurrently over the academic year. Assessments across the four modules consist of both individual and group work. There are no formal exams but there are phase tests held under exam conditions. The majority of the work is assessed through time constrained coursework, which will be issued at regular intervals across the two terms. You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 additional hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Unistats information

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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

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Course codeG403
Institution code D26
Campus nameLeicester Campus
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 56 points from at least 1 A-Level Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Foundation Year in Computing at De Montfort University - UCAS