Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This Foundation Degree has a common first year for all three pathways covering programming, web development, database development, mathematics, information systems and teamwork skills. In subsequent years, the Computing pathway covers computer networking, programming and algorithms; the Information Technology pathway covers PHP web programming and e-business; and the Web Development pathway covers web development using current web standards and open source technologies.

Programming and mark-up languages include: HTML, XML, CSS, Python, Java, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP.

You will benefit from Birkbeck's unique, flexible study. Students are drawn from the most culturally diverse city in the UK and have a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.

**Highlights**

- The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK; we will be celebrating our 62nd anniversary in 2019. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.

- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

- Our lecturers are leading researchers in their fields, drawn from both the academic and professional world.

- The Department has its own dedicated network with the College. We also have four state-of-the-art computing laboratories, with over 100 workstations. They are equipped with a wide range of cutting-edge production software and tools.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

10/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £9,250 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £9,250 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £13,675 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £5,525 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £5,525 European Fees
3 years
Part Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £10,275 Overseas Fees