Computer Science Wirral Metropolitan College


Awarded by: University of Chester

Students are introduced to a range of computing and information systems concepts, theories and associated applications. The course will help you to develop practical and networking skills, gain confidence in the use and design of software and enhance your analytical, team-working and communication skills. Students will be introduced to a range of computing and information systems concepts, theories and associated applications. Students will be required to participate in work placement in each year.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Twelve Quays Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


Core modules at Level 4:
•Emerging Technologies
•Data Communications and Networking Technologies (CCNA)
•Continuing Professional Development
•Information Systems
•Web Design

Core modules at Level 5:
• Project Management
•Relational Databases
•Operation and Management of Local Area Networks (CCNA)
•Continuing Professional Development
•Further Programming
•Advanced Web Design

Assessment method

The course will be assessed using a combination of methods including portfolio work, 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

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Candidates need to have 3 GCSEs at grade 4/C 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 the first language of the applicant,an assessment will be aranged before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
International £9,000 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

International HE fees - 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.