Computer Science with Foundation Year (BSc (Hons))

University of Derby the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14045 per year

All study options

About Computer Science with Foundation Year at University of Derby

Software makes modern life possible. Featuring a foundation year to build your confidence, this degree equips you with vital skills that will put you at the forefront of software development and programming.

  • Prepare for a successful career in the software industry in roles such as software engineer, project manager, technical architect or chief technology officer
  • Choose to spend an optional year in industry on placement, gaining hands-on experience which will set you apart in the graduate job market
  • Harness cutting-edge software development tools in our industry-standard laboratories
  • Learn from experienced computer scientists who have strong industry links
  • Play a part in fascinating projects such as the ALICE experiment, on which we are working in partnership with leading organisations at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research
  • Plan your future with confidence: 100% of full-time graduates from this course were in work or further study six months after completing their studies (Unistats)

You can also take the BSc (Hons) Computer Science without a foundation year. Find out more.

Software is everywhere ' running everything from our desktop computers and mobile phones to home appliances, game consoles, cars, planes and industrial machinery. This degree will help you become a skilled computer programmer, adept at developing software and fully aware of the tools and methodologies that underpin software.

A thorough understanding of computer science

To be a successful, knowledgeable and highly employable computer programmer, you need to know computer science ' the subject that underlies computer programming and software development.

On this course, you will study applied computer science with a strong emphasis on practical programming skills using cutting-edge software development tools in our industry-standard laboratories.

You will be taught by experienced computer scientists and former industry professionals who continue to maintain active links with employers in the sector.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14045 per year

Entry requirements

UCAS points

  • 72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)

Specific requirements at A-level

  • N/A

Specific requirements at GCSE

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification


  • 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)

Interview / Audition

  • N/A


  • N/A

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