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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Computing and digital technology are essential features of today’s society. They are also key drivers in the economy, whether it’s in communication, finance or even leisure. Our Computer Science foundation degree course at University College Birmingham will furnish you with advanced skills in everything from programming and websites to managing data and security issues, keeping your finger on the pulse of information technology and preparing you for a vast spectrum of job roles in the modern day market.**Our Computer Science course will give you the knowledge and skills to develop solutions to complex problems through individual and group projects. Your learning will cover a wide range of the latest ICT and computing topics, introducing you to programming, computing mathematics, web development and databases before progressing onto subjects such as cloud computing and cyber security.Throughout your studies, you will have use of an array of state-of-the-art digital resources, IT and computer facilities, including access to our Digital Creative Studio. You will also have the opportunity to spend an extra year expanding your horizons with a paid placement in industry as part of your computing course, giving you substantial experience and boosting your employment prospects after you graduate.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placement** – Apply your computing and IT training to the real world with the option of a paid 48-week placement, with no tuition fees during your placement year- **Practical application** – Learn in our purpose-built computer labs and access our Digital Creative Studio, featuring high-spec PCs and industry-standard media equipment- **Diverse skills and knowledge** – Build your skills in areas ranging from network and database management to security and systems analysis**FACILITIES**Students on our computing course will have access to computer labs specifically designed for this course. The facilities contain dedicated teaching labs complete with high-spec computers and industry-standard software.You will also have the chance to develop new skills in our Digital Creative Studio, featuring state-of-the-art video and audio production facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology, audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as high-spec computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software and graphics tablets.**PLACEMENTS**Our course features the option of a paid 48-week work placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Software developer- Web developer- Systems analyst- Computer security consultant- Database administrator (DBA)- IT technical support officerUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BSc (Hons) degree.- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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A level : DD - CD

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University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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