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The foundation year in computer science offers an entry route for those students who do not have the required entry requirements for all three-year degree pathways in the department of computer science. Successful completion of the foundation year enables an automatic progression onto the first year of any of: BSc Computer Science, BEng Software Engineering, BSc Digital Media Development, BSc Business Information Systems and BSc Computer Games Development and students who progress to the 3-year degrees via this foundation year route have traditionally performed very well. The foundation year route may also be of interest if you do not feel ready to start the first year of an undergraduate course, perhaps because you have been out of education for some time or you feel your current qualifications will not equip you to attempt a 3-year undergraduate computing course directly. The Computer Science BSc Honours will give you the right computing skills and knowledge to be able to shape the future of businesses and organisations. This broadly based course covers the key topics in computer science, software engineering and development, and also explores specialised computer science topics, providing you with an excellent education and training for a rapidly changing environment. The key aspect of this course is its ﬂexibility and the ability for you to build a customised route within computer science. You will be able to follow recommended pathways in a number of computing areas to suit your interests. You will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge in areas such as creative computing, information systems, graphics and games development, mobile and web computing, software engineering, design and development, and software security.
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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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:
If your first language is not English, or you have not studied your secondary education in English, you may need to achieve a University of Westminster recognised English language qualification. IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component
|UCAS Tariff||64 - 80 points|
|A level||DDE - CDD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||64 - 80 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE grade 4 or grade C in English Language and Maths|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||English grade 4 HL, Maths grade 4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM - DM|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component|
University of Westminster English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|