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Computing (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

If you’re interested in studying computing but you don’t have the necessary qualifications to start a standard undergraduate degree, our Computing (including foundation year) BSc degree can provide you with an alternative route into higher education. This four-year course will teach you the fundamentals of computing, cyber security, mathematics and programming.

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More about this course

The course begins with a preparatory year to help build your confidence and increase your skills. The foundation year on this course is shared with other foundation degrees, so you’ll get to study alongside other students who are interested in a variety of specialisms.

In your foundation year you’ll learn the fundamentals of cyber security, design and communication, programming and mathematics. This knowledge will serve you well as you proceed into the following three years of the course. You’ll also have access to our world-class facilities including our Cisco labs, Cyber Security Research Centre and Intelligent Systems Research Group.

After your foundation year there will be flexibility to change your degree specialism should you wish to. Our tutors will be there to support you from the very beginning, helping you to recognise your strengths and pushing you to succeed on this four-year course.

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

After you have completed the foundation year you will continue to study the same modules and course content as students on our Computing BSc (Hons) degree.

Assessment

There is a continuous assessment approach which includes:

  • regular online quizzes
  • lab-based tests
  • short answer tests
  • individual and group assignments

Diagnostic and other formative assessments will help us identify if and where you may need individual support.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code G405
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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 GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a grade D/grade 3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE 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:

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

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Databases
  • Emerging Programming Platforms and Technologies
  • Networks and Operating Systems
  • Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law
  • Software Engineering

Year 3 modules include:

  • Advanced Database Systems Development
  • Application Development
  • Project
  • Creating a Winning Business 2
  • Work Related Learning II
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Management Support Systems

What our students say

"Overall my four years at London Met were amazing. I made some great friends with both students and lecturers. All the modules were useful in starting a career in IT. I would like to thank my lecturers for all of their help over the four years."

James Young, graduated with First-Class Honours

After the course

You could work in scientific research, design and development, management services and computing, financial work, statistical work and teaching. You could also go on to do postgraduate study.

What is a degree with a 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.

UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.

Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.

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 one year before the start of the course.

Our UCAS institution code is L68.

Visit UCAS for more details.

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