University of Westminster, London

Computer Science with Foundation University of Westminster, London Degree level: Undergraduate

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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

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 code I103
Institution code W50
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:

  • Foundation

International applicants

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


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University of Westminster, London
101 New Cavendish Street
Westminster
W1W 6XH


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