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Computer Science (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Computer Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year designed to teach you the fundamentals of computer science, preparing you for the following three years of your course.

If you don’t have the traditional qualifications needed to start an undergraduate degree this course provides the perfect start to your computing career.

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More about this course

Our Computer Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will help you specialise in the design and implementation of modern software systems. 

During your foundation year you’ll learn to use a range of tools and development platforms designed to help you understand the role of computer-based systems. You’ll focus on the fundamentals of programming, cyber-attack prevention, computer networking and mathematics. These skills will help you progress through the following three years of the course.

The foundation year on this course is shared with a number of other computing-related foundation degrees, which allows you to study with students who are interested in a variety of different subjects.

Following the foundation year, you’ll study the same modules and course content as those who study our Computer Science BSc (Hons) degree.

Later in the course you’ll learn more practice-based skills including weekly tutorial and workshop exercises. You’ll come to understand software design and programming language so that by the end of the course you’ll be able to confidently develop programmes of your own.

You’ll be supported throughout the course by our tutors who will help you recognise your own strengths and build your academic confidence. Regular feedback will aid you in the transition from your foundation year to the final years of the course.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Should you decide you want to specialise in a more specific computing-related subject following your foundation year, we will be able to facilitate this.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through coursework, unseen exams and in-class and lab-based tests.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited as fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration.

You'll be eligible to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS) upon graduating.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code G407
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • 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/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

If you meet the UCAS points criteria but obtained a D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas.

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.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Design and Communication Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Programming

Example Year 1 modules include:

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

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Databases
  • Networks and Operating Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structures and Specialist Programming
  • Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Formal Specification & Software Implementation
  • Distributed and Internet Systems
  • Mobile Applications
  • Project
  • Work Related Learning II
  • Creating a Winning Business 2

After the course

Completing this degree will give you the skills needed to work in a variety of IT professions. You could find employment in computer-aided design (CAD), cyber security, forensic computer analysis, games development, software engineering, search engine optimisation (SEO), IT consultancy, web development and data analysis amongst many others.

What is a degree with foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Additional costs

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

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

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 looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

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.If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

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 looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

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