BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year
Eligibility criteria for the application to University:
  • To have Settled/Pre settled status in UK, ILR, refugee, or British Citizenship
  • To Be 21+ years old
  • Diplom Level 3 or another diploma (not mandatory)
  • In the last five years, you must have two years of work experience (not necessarily
  • in which field). If you have Diploma Level 3 or another, you can apply without work
  • experience.
  • You should be hired in present if you have a pre-settled status. (Employee or Self
  • Employed) It is optional if you have a British passport, ILR, or settled status.
Documents required for the application:
  • CV with last 5 years information
  • A clear image of passport/ID/Driver's licence
  • Share code
  • Diploma, if you have. (not mandatory)
  • Proof of address
  • Payslips (last 3 months) only in case if you are pre-
  • settled status.
After you choose the course and send us your documents, we start the next
stage: Exam preparation. The exam takes place ONLINE.

There will be an interview in English on Skype where you will be asked different
questions related to your life, etc. Usually, the interview is 30/60 minutes.
There will also be a mini essay to write up to 300 words.
We prepare you for the interview with all the questions.
Also, we are doing online training with you regarding all information about the
University interview.

If you pass the interview and are accepted to the university, we will start the next
stage: Applying for Student Finance.
Student Finance (how it works)
Student Finance England will provide you with a maintenance loan (up to £13000 if you are in London, or up to £10000 if you are outside London) for day-to-day living costs and a tuition fee (£9250) loan to pay the university (if you are eligible).

The maintenance loan will be paid directly into your bank account in three instalments at the start of each term and can be spent for your personal needs.

The loan amount will depend on your living circumstances and household income, which you can work out before receiving.

This money you repay after the course is finished and only if you earn more than £25000 per year. If you don't earn, you don't repay. If you earn more than £25000, you only repay 9% of any income which is above it. You pay in small instalments directly from the wages, like an extra tax.

Also if you are a student in England, you will have 30% discount for Travel Card and up to 100% discount for Council tax. (depends on you situation)
After 4 years, you started to earn £30000 per year. £30000 - £25000 = £5000

From £5000 take 9% and it will be £450.

So if after 4 years your salary will be 30000 you should pay every year £450 or £37.5 per month.

Day time: 2 days per week from 9:45 to 16:00

(one day Online, another day on campus)

Evening time: 2 days per week from 17:45 to 20:30

on campus, Saturday from 9:45 to 16:00 ONLINE

Our campuses are Located in London, Birmingham and Manchester
Course Description
What you can study on Computing Course?
If you're passionate about pursuing a career in computing but don't have a formal background in the subject, or if you're not quite ready to undertake a full honours degree, our one-year computing foundation program could be the ideal way for you to gain essential programming, web design, networking, and security skills. This will prepare you for our specialist BSc (Hons) Computing three-year course.

Under the guidance of our experienced teaching team, you'll participate in creative and fun practical projects to learn the basics of computer programming. Throughout the course, you'll be encouraged to develop extensive knowledge of computer programming using Java and Python, and gain practical experience in designing, building, and implementing computer systems. The course culminates in a major final-year software development project.

We're committed to ensuring that our graduates are well-equipped to succeed in the world of work. To that end, we actively focus on enhancing your employability throughout the degree. You'll have opportunities to gain work experience with a range of companies, including large organisations like the NHS, General Dynamics, and the Met Office, as well as local SMEs such as CleverTouch, Transactor Global Solutions, and Zentive.

Thanks to our close links with industry, our curriculum is informed by guest speakers, live briefs, and regular British Computer Society meetings held at the University. Professional practice is also integrated into the curriculum, with several current staff accredited in Prince2, Oracle Java and SQL, E-C Council Certified Ethical Hacker, and through the Solent University Cisco Academy.

Foundation Year modules include:

Digital Media Technologies
This module provides an overview of the diverse range of techniques and procedures utilized in contemporary digital media and audio and visual technologies.
Foundation Computing
This module aims to familiarize learners with fundamental concepts and practices in various computing domains, with a focus on computer hardware, software, operating systems, computer networks, and cybersecurity.
Foundation Mathematics
This module offers an overview of the technologies and mathematical principles that form the foundation of many computing and media technologies.
Group Technology Project
This module delves into the essential elements of collaborative work practices and emphasizes the significance of teamwork in the digital and technology sectors, as well as within an academic setting. It provides practical guidance on the most effective strategies for leading or participating in a productive team, based on current best practices.
Individual Degree Related Project
This module is designed to cultivate academic study skills that will be essential for students in their future academic pursuits. It provides the groundwork for crafting reports and presentations in a formal academic style.
Problem Solving
This module functions as a beginner's guide to computer programming, with the goal of enhancing learners' foundational problem-solving skills that are necessary for resolving computational problems.

Year 1 modules include:

Problem Solving though Programming
Through the process of problem-solving with programming, this module will acquaint you with software implementation.

Introduction to Networks and Security
This module involves the use of a network simulator to investigate the devices and connections employed in networks, which will then be applied to different networking principles, protocols, and related technologies.

This module will equip you with the skills and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative techniques, needed to create, organize, and execute a user research plan.
Introduction to Databases
This module familiarizes you with the fundamental concepts and abilities necessary for creating and utilizing relational databases, including the creation of programs that interact with databases.

Data Analysis, Tools and Application

Discover the significant impact of digital technology on traditional business and how organizations strive to adapt. Develop skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, as well as effectively communicating your findings.

Web Technologies

This module provides an introduction to popular scripting technologies used in web development. You will learn about both client and server-side scripting, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP, and gain the necessary skills to develop web applications using these technologies.

Year 2 modules include:

Research Methods Project
This module will expose you to the latest scientific knowledge and help you improve your research skills. You'll learn about cutting-edge research and practices, which will prepare you to conduct your own research in a professional and informed manner.

Web Application Development
This module explores the technologies required to create modern web applications that are highly interactive and can be used on mobile devices. You'll learn about tools and frameworks for developing web applications that are responsive, scalable, and dynamic. You'll also gain an understanding of mobile development principles and how to optimize web applications for different devices.

Advanced Database Systems
In this module, you'll investigate cutting-edge database management systems like NoSQL databases and learn how to use object-relational mapping libraries to enhance advanced relational databases. You'll develop the skills necessary to work with large-scale databases, including data modeling, indexing, querying, and optimization techniques. This module will prepare you to design and implement robust, efficient database systems for various applications.

Analytics and Business Intelligence
This module focuses on the practical applications of advanced analytical and modeling techniques that modern organizations use to analyze data for various purposes, including fraud detection, risk management, marketing, and forecasting. You'll learn how to use tools and software to analyze data, build models, and interpret results. You'll also gain an understanding of data management and governance, as well as data visualization techniques to help you communicate insights effectively. This module will prepare you to work with complex datasets and solve real-world business problems.

Year 3 modules include:

Academic skills & literacy: effective critical thinking
Effective responses to emerging issues in health & social care
Personal & Professional Development; management & leadership of others
Global Health
Homelessness and Housing Policy
Housing Issues and Housing Solutions
Mental health & well being