Computing, Technology and Mathematics Extended Degree - BSc (Hons)
Why study this course?
This four-year extended degree includes a foundation year (Year 0) that provides the background necessary for entry onto one of our computing, technology or mathematics based BSc (Hons) courses and is aimed at those who have little or no subject background. The course is also suitable if you wish to change your subject area or if your secondary level grades have not matched your expectations.
The four-year extended degree course includes a foundation year (Year 0) allowing you to study core subjects, including programming and mathematics, in a highly supportive environment that will give you the confidence and knowledge to join the full honours degree course at the right level.
You will gain the kind of solid theoretical, problem-solving and analytical preparation that gives you a strong basis for future success. The extra year really makes a difference, and students on the extended degree have gone on to obtain a first class honours followed by immediate highly paid employment.
The School of Computing at London Met has extensive facilities and connections to many companies including: CISCO, Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and IBM. Our in-house World of Work Agency provides opportunities for real-world paid work experience for students and our courses are supported by a range of specialists such as maths clinic lecturers, academic mentors, learning support tutors and personal academic tutors.
Joining the School of Computing also gives you access to world class facilities such as our CISCO labs, IT security and forensics lab, creative technology labs, technology tower, electronics and microprocessor labs.
You'll be assessed through regular online quizzes, lab-based tests, short answer tests, and individual and group assignments.
Diagnostic and other formative assessments will help you and your tutors identify areas in which you need individual support.
Accreditation will depend on the pathway you choose after Year 0. Popular continuing courses include Mathematics - which is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) - Communications Technology - which is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - and Computing - which is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS). Please see individual course pages for more details.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- for entry in the 2016-17 academic year: 80 or more UCAS points (or equivalent, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
- for entry in the 2017-18 academic year: at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
- English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3 from 2017) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered.
The first year of this extended degree (Year 0) is a modular course that runs over two semesters. In each semester, all full-time students enrol on four modules. Year 0 can also be studied part-time over two years.
Year 0 (Level 3) modules include:
- Design and Communication Skills
- Information Handling and Problem Solving
Modules in Year 1, 2 and 3 are determined by the pathway choice following completion of Year 0. Pathway choices include:
- BSc Mathematics
- BSc Mathematical Sciences
- BEng Computer Networking
- BEng Computer Systems Engineering
- BEng Electronic and Communications Engineering
- BSc Business Information Technology
- BSc Computer Forensics and IT Security
- BSc Computer Networking and IT Security
- BSc Computing
- BSc Computer Science
- BSc Games Modelling Animation and Effects
- BSc Computer Games Programming
If you satisfactorily complete Year 0 and reach the necessary academic criteria, you can progress to year one of many of our BSc (Hons) courses in computing, technology or mathematics.
Completing your bachelor’s degree will open up a huge range of career options, as well as providing excellent preparation for postgraduate study or professional training. Our previous graduates have gone on to work as programmers, network engineers, web designers and mathematicians in a wide variety of industries.
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
Many of our students benefit from fee reductions, bursaries or scholarships.
If you're planning to study an extended degree at London Met, you may be eligible for bursaries totalling between £1,000 and £5,000 across four years of study, and up to a total of £9,500 across four years of study if you are a care leaver.
Please check the details of our bursaries for extended degrees to see if you might be eligible.
Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
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.
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How to apply
Applicants from outside the EU should refer to our guidance for international students during Clearing.
Part-time applicants should apply direct to the University online.
UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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166-220 Holloway Road
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