De Montfort University

Foundation Year in Computing De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Foundation Year in Computing at De Montfort University is the first year in an integrated four year programme of study, which includes an undergraduate degree. It provides an introduction to computing and information technology. This course allows those without the necessary qualifications to be able to study towards an undergraduate computing course. If you missed the chance to go to university after school, if you’re looking for a change of career, or if you’re a parent planning to return to employment, our foundation in Computing is the ideal course. Our software is often accessible via remote access, enabling you to work from home when there are no timetabled sessions. The course covers the basics of cutting-edge IT topics, such as computer animation, as well as more familiar office applications, such as spreadsheets and databases. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive workshop environment.

Computer Science and Informatics research at DMU was ranked third among modern UK universities for its research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Course details

Modules

• Problem Solving and Programming
• Creative Computing and Technology
• Computing Skills and Research
• E-commerce Computing

Assessment method

The course is taught by dedicated staff with experience of supporting students who need additional help with academic study. You will work together with staff in a friendly and supportive environment in small groups of up to 20 students.
The four modules on the course run concurrently over the academic year. Assessments across the four modules consist of both individual and group work. There are no formal exams but there are phase tests held under exam conditions. The majority of the work is assessed through time constrained coursework, which will be issued at regular intervals across the two terms.
You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 additional hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.


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 G403
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 56 points from at least 1 A-Level
Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,750 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

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

Provider information

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De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester
LE1 9BH


Course contact details

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Computing, Engineering and Media Admissions Team

0116 257 7456