University Campus Oldham

FdSc Computing University Campus Oldham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire


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Course summary

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The foundation degree in computing has been developed by The School of Physical Sciences and Computing at the University of Central Lancashire and is delivered at University Campus Oldham, Higher Education at Oldham College.

The course introduces you to the latest innovations in technology and business systems. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in a range of careers within the computing and information technology industries, whilst enabling you to develop essential skills that are relevant to many other careers.

Exploring new developments in mobile applications, programming, systems design and systems management, the course offers a balance between program development, practical computing theory and the use of applications to help you respond to the needs of today’s businesses.

The course includes a work placement to enable you to gain professional practice and develop employability skills to ensure you are fully prepared for the demands of the IT industry.

Course details


Year 1

Practitioner Skills, Programming, Systems Analysis & Database Design, Introduction to Networking, Interactive Applications, Computer Systems and Security.

Year 2

Agile Development, Human Computer Interaction, Database Systems, Internet Application Development, Work Placement Project, Computer Security, Network Management, Information Systems Management, Advanced Programming.

Assessment method

Students will attend lectures on the given subjects. Resources will be made available through our VLE and students encouraged to widen their knowledge through directed study. Students will collaborate with peers and gain links with local employers on their individual project module. Students have access to a full range of UCLan resources, including their library and journal subscriptions, alongside the UCO HE Library and Resource Centre.

Students will be assessed through a range of methods including - academic reports, practical activities and presentations of their findings.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code CS56
Institution code O10
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points The minimum entry requirement is 64 points at:
A2 or AVCE, A Level Computing/Computing Science or equivalent DD, BTEC National Diploma Computing/Computer Science MPP, or Access to HE Computing with Pass.

Or equivalent qualifications at Level 3 in related subject areas, plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above.

Students whose first language is not English must achieve an IELTS 6.0 (with no component score less than 5.)

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from FdSc level studies are welcome. Where appropriate, they will be interviewed. Applicants who have not studied recently may be required to undertake an Access programme.

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

Students whose first language is not English must achieve an IELTS 6.0 (with no component score less than 5.)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Any additional costs will be detailed on the course pages at

Provider information

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University Campus Oldham
Oldham Business Centre
University Way

Course contact details

HE Student Services

0161 344 8800