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Computer Science with Foundation Year BSc

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.On this degree, you’ll study computer science with a strong emphasis on practical programming skills. It has a superb graduate employment record and offers the option of a year in industry. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?This Computer Science degree will prepare you for a successful career: 100% of Computer Science graduates were in a professional or managerial role within six months, according to the latest survey*. Our tutors are experienced computer scientists and ex-industry professionals who have great connections and experience. As well as practical programming skills, you’ll cover areas like computational mathematics, networks and security, databases, graphics, and distributed systems. *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education surveyIS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?This Computer Science degree will suit you if you’re both creative and mechanically minded, a logical thinker, and have a strong interest in the technical side of computing. HOW YOU WILL LEARNThere’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. We focus on developing your practical programming skills using the latest software development tools in labs that are equal to industry’s. The team project in the second year will challenge you to think innovatively and deal with open-ended problems; it will also develop your organisational and negotiating skills. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESIf you choose to spend your third year on placement, you'll gain vital experience and learn how your knowledge and skills can be applied. This will give you a distinct advantage when applying for graduate jobs.CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYThere’s a high demand for skills in software development. The majority of computing jobs require software development abilities and experience, so whether you want to be a software engineer, project manager, technical architect or chief technology officer, this degree will help you get there.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 110 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    112 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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