London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Why study this course?

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

More about this course

Our Computing (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is the ideal course if you're interested in studying computing but don't have the neccessary requirements to start a standard undergraduate degree. 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, 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.

Course Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things

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

Example 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

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 European Fees