Computer Science with Foundation Year University of Derby

Undergraduate

This course is available through Clearing. Call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)1332 592018 to secure your place for 2018.

On this degree, you’ll study computer science with a strong emphasis on practical programming skills. It has a superb graduate employment record and offers the option of a year in industry.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This Computer Science degree will prepare you for a successful career: 100% of Computer Science graduates were in a professional or managerial role within six months, according to the latest survey*. Our tutors are experienced computer scientists and ex-industry professionals who have great connections and experience.
As well as practical programming skills, you’ll cover areas like computational mathematics, networks and security, databases, graphics, and distributed systems.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
This Computer Science degree will suit you if you’re both creative and mechanically minded, a logical thinker, and have a strong interest in the technical side of computing.

HOW YOU WILL LEARN
There’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. We focus on developing your practical programming skills using the latest software development tools in labs that are equal to industry’s. The team project in the second year will challenge you to think innovatively and deal with open-ended problems; it will also develop your organisational and negotiating skills.

OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES
If you choose to spend your third year on placement, you'll gain vital experience and learn how your knowledge and skills can be applied. This will give you a distinct advantage when applying for graduate jobs.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
There’s a high demand for skills in software development. The majority of computing jobs require software development abilities and experience, so whether you want to be a software engineer, project manager, technical architect or chief technology officer, this degree will help you get there.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


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

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

Course code I10F
Institution code D39
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 - 96 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. In addition you are required to have 5 GCSEs grades A-C or grade 4 including Maths and English.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,750 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.