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Why study this course?
If you’re interested in studying computing but you don’t have the necessary qualifications, our Computing (including foundation year) BSc degree can provide you with an alternative route into higher education. This four-year course is accredited by the British Computer Society and will teach you the fundamentals of computing, cyber security, mathematics and programming.
More about this course
Our Computing (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is the ideal course if you're interested in studying computing but don't have the neccessary requirements to start a standard undergraduate degree. The course begins with a preparatory year to help build your confidence and increase your skills. The foundation year on this course is shared with other foundation degrees, you’ll get to study alongside other students who are interested in a variety of specialisms.
In your foundation year you’ll learn the fundamentals of cyber security, design and communication, programming and mathematics. This knowledge will serve you well as you proceed into the following three years of the course. You’ll also have access to our world-class facilities including our Cisco labs, Cyber Security Research Centre and Intelligent Systems Research Group.
After your foundation year there will be flexibility to change your degree specialism should you wish to. Our tutors will be there to support you from the very beginning, helping you to recognise your strengths and pushing you to succeed on this four-year course.
You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.
After you have completed the foundation year you will continue to study the same modules and course content as students on our Computing BSc (Hons) degree.
Example Year 0 modules include:
Cyber Security Fundamentals
Design and Communication Skills
Example Year 1 modules include:
Computer Hardware and Software Architectures
Fundamentals of Computing
Logic and Mathematical Techniques
Example Year 2 modules include:
Emerging Programming Platforms and Technologies
Networks and Operating Systems
Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law
Example Year 3 modules include:
Advanced Database Systems Development
Creating a Winning Business 2
Work Related Learning II
Management Support Systems
You'll be assessed through essays, individual coursework, exams, research projects and a final dissertation.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||32 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||English Language and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a grade D/grade 3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas|
English language requirements
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements. If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
More information about our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
0800 085 3168
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
020 7133 4200