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Birkbeck's BSc Computing with Foundation Year provides a perfect route to study for those who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate computing degree, who do not feel they are quite ready for an undergraduate degree, or who are returning to study after a significant break and need extra help and support. The Foundation Year helps build confidence and provide skills to study successfully at undergraduate level. It also provides you with a strong foundation in the main subject areas of computing. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will automatically progress to our three-year, full-time evening study BSc Computing. The BSc focuses on key software development skills, including algorithms and data structures, systems analysis and design, programming, software testing and project management. HIGHLIGHTS
- Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.
- Accredited by the British Computer Society.
- The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the first computing departments established in the UK; we celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2017. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.
- Our world-class research activity informs our teaching and our interactions with business, public and third-sector organisations.
- We have four modern computing laboratories in the Department, with a total of 133 workstations. The labs have projection facilities and are air-conditioned. Our wide range of software runs on a number of platforms including Unix, Windows and Linux. The local area network is a switched gigabit/10gigabit ethernet. The Department and College computers are connected to the SuperJANET academic network. Departmental computer services and networks are managed and supported by the Department's Systems Group.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
A combination of exams, coursework (test, essay, practical task, presentation) and project work.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. UCAS provides a tariff calculator for you to work out what your qualification is worth within the UCAS tariff.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants are expected to have GCSE grade C or grade 4, or equivalent, in English and mathematics.|
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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