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Computer Science Foundation Programme BSc (Hons)

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

This programme is a perfect gateway to studying on one of City’s Computer Science degrees and will suit you if you have an interest in how software technologies are built and work.The Foundation route will allow you to improve your computing skills and acclimatise to University teaching and assessment styles, with a view to joining one of our Computer Science, Games Technology, Cyber Security and Data Science degrees the following year.Although the foundation programme does not confer an official award, successful completion of the Programme will enable entry onto one of City's Computer Science courses, including:- BSc Computer Science- BSc Computer Science with Games Technology- MSci Computer Science- MSci Computer Science with Games Technology- MSci Computer Science with Cyber Security- MSci Data Science.A range of Computer Science modules will develop your understanding of the fundamentals, your programming skills and building web applications. Mathematics modules will ensure you have the logical and analytic skills for more advanced theoretical Computer Science topics.Finally, you will receive training on basic employability and transferable skills.Elective modules in your third year let you tailor your degree to your developing interests, such as computer vision, AI and advanced game technology.- Develop systematic knowledge of computer science, with a focus on how software and programming can be used to solve real-world problems- Learn to evaluate solutions to computer science problems- Develop commercially valuable skills for your future career- Work with City’s internationally renowned research groups to develop knowledge at the forefront of computing science- Acquire state-of-the-art approaches to a wide variety of technologies- Learn to code creatively and use programming languages accurately- Study in City’s computing labs, which include the latest hardware and software, such as state-of-art NVidia GPUs- Boost your expertise and employability with an optional one-year work placement- Gain three years of professional experience with our innovative Professional Pathway Scheme, combining paid employment and study.

Application deadline

25 January

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A level : CCC

GCE A-Level subjects such as: Maths OR Further Maths OR IT OR Computing OR Computer Science.


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University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

Nearly all degrees offer the opportunity of a work placement, a clinical placement or time studying abroad. Many offer professional accreditation.
A diverse and welcoming community with buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union, student counselling and an award-winning student centre.
Partnerships with more than 100 leading institutions across the globe bring exciting opportunities to study abroad and get international work experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 114 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    126 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83.0 83%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%



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