Wirral Metropolitan College

Computer Science Wirral Metropolitan College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Chester


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Course summary

The 2 Year Foundation Degree in Computer Science is directly linked to and validated by the University of Chester allowing you direct access to the final year of the Applied Computing (BSc Hons) degree at the University of Chester. Studying Computer Science will you give you the opportunity to gain the practical computing skills so vital in the creation of computer systems across the digital sector. The foundation of computer science will allow you to study a broad range of topics in designing a developing digital solutions for the challenges faced by businesses in the ever increasingly computer dominated world.

The course has strong links with surrounding industry and input from professionals and Chester University and aims to ensure you have the most up to date skill set. At the end of the course you will have the knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of exciting roles. The course is based in the newly refurbished and purpose built labs of the STEM Centre in the 12Quays Campus. In addition you will also have access to the facilities and library facilities available at Chester University's Thornton Science Park.

Course details


First Year Modules (Level 4):
•Emerging technologies
•Data communications and networking technologies (CCNA)
•Continuing professional development (120 hours work experience)
•Introduction to programming
•Systems analysis
•Web design

Second Year Modules (Level 5)
•Project management
•Relational databases
•Operation and management of Local Area Networks (CCNA)
•Continuing professional development (150 hours work experience)
•Further programming ,Advanced web design

You will typically spend 13 hours in classroom-based sessions at the College over 2 days a week. Additional hours outside of timetabled sessions will be required to undertake independent study and completing assignments. Please note that a selection of these modules are subject to change following revalidation of the course.

Assessment method

The course is assessed by a combination of methods e.g. portfolios, projects, reports, research, case studies, poster displays, presentations, work-based assessments and examinations.

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 G500
Institution code W73
Campus name Twelve Quays Campus
Campus code 1

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

International applicants

Wirral Met College does not currently hold a Tier 4 licence to sponsor applicants who need a student visa to allow them to study in the UK, we are therefore only able to proceed with applications from those with current status which allows study.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Candidates need to have 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English and maths, plus a minimum of 48 UCAS points from any of the following courses:
•BTEC Nationals
•AS/A2 - A Levels
•Alternatively an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent or a pass in an appropriate kite-marked Access to Higher Education course Where possible an academic or vocational reference will be required to ensure suitability for this level of course.

Experienced candidates who do not meet the above admissions requirements will be considered for entry if they can demonstrate that they have relevant vocational practice, motivation and personal qualities appropriate for foundation degree level work.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,790 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,790 Year 1
Scotland £7,790 Year 1
Wales £7,790 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Wirral Metropolitan College
Conway Park Campus
Europa Boulevard
CH41 4NT

Course contact details

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Student Advisers

0151 551 7777

Fax: 0151 551 7001