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Computing (including foundation year) London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

Cyber Security Fundamentals
Design and Communication Skills
Mathematics
Programming

Example Year 1 modules include:

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures
Fundamentals of Computing
Information Systems
Logic and Mathematical Techniques
Programming

Example Year 2 modules include:

Databases
Emerging Programming Platforms and Technologies
Networks and Operating Systems
Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law
Software Engineering

Example Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Database Systems Development
Application Development
Project
Creating a Winning Business 2
Work Related Learning II
Artificial Intelligence
Management Support Systems

Assessment method

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.

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 G405
Institution code L68
Campus name Holloway
Campus code O

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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.

https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/applying/english-language-requirements/undergraduate/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 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

These fees are for the 2019–20 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: londonmet.ac.uk/fees2019. Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Provider information

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London Metropolitan University
Admissions Office
166-220 Holloway Road
City of London
N7 8DB


Clearing contact details

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Course contact details

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