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Computer Science with Foundation Year

Bangor University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Program description

Computer Science with Foundation Year

Our aim is simple – we want to help you become a computer professional with the ability to keep yourself up-to-date with the rapid pace of developments in the field of computer science. After graduation with one of our computing degrees you should be able to obtain a good job in the computing industry in the UK or indeed with any of the international computing firms; or take up study for a higher degree such as a Masters Degree or PhD (both offered at Bangor).

The BSc Computer Science with Foundation Year program combines a foundation year with the three year Honours Degree to create an integrated four year program. The program provides an excellent introduction to studying a science subject at university and will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to study at degree-level. The with Foundation Year program is ideal for applicants who do not quite meet the entry requirements for the three year degree or who would benefit from further a further year’s study in relation to studying a science subject.

Successful completion of the Foundation Year will see you progress to Year 1 of the Computer Science program.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 Entry:

GCSE: grade C/4 in Maths required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 48 tariff points from Level 3 qualification(s)* e.g.

  • A Levels (including: AS-levels, General Studies)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • BTEC Diplomas and Certificate are accepted and Cambridge Technical Diplomas / Certificates
  • Cambridge Technical Diplomas and Certificates
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Scottish Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate is accepted

Typical offer is based on a minimum 48 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A-levels (General Studies is accepted)
  • International Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Extended Project Qualification accepted.
  • BTEC Diplomas and Certificates are accepted
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas are accepted
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Scottish Highers accepted
  • Irish Leaving Certificate accepted

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

Mature students and/or those with other qualifications are considered on individual merit

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

As well as learning the fundamentals of computer science and advanced programming skills, you will benefit from teaching that relates to the research interest of the academic staff. Particular specialities available during the course include computer graphics, artificial intelligence and agents and data communications. If these areas appeal to you then this is the Computer Science course for you.

The Foundation Year component of the program is designed to prepare you for degree-level study. You will study a range of modules focused on your developing your academic skills and subject-specific knowledge, ahead of progressing to Year 1 of the program. You will complete modules focusing on IT and Communication Skills, Essential Mathematics and develop a range of skills through a subject specific research project. In addition, you will complete modules on Further Mathematics and Computer Science.

Year 1 and 2 of the program aim to consolidate and deepen your knowledge and widen skills base. The aim of the third year is to further develop your critical understanding of the subject and to further enhance your employability.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

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Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons) degree.

Career opportunities

Employability and the School of Computer Science and Engineering

Graduates in Computer Science

Graduates in Computer Science will have career opportunities anywhere that computers are used by businesses and the public-sector. From working as application developers to managing the IT and communications services for companies, to computer games, there are plenty of opportunities. In addition to the main stream careers for our graduates, their mathematical modelling ability combined with problem-solving and project management skills makes them attractive to a much wider range of employers.

Graduates in Computer Systems with Business Studies and allied courses are well-placed to work in modern businesses, where their skills can be put to use in the growing e-commerce arena.

Many of our graduates go on to further study: taught postgraduate courses such as the MSc degree, or research degrees such as the MPhil or PhD. Wherever there is a need for people who can use their knowledge of science and engineering to solve problems, our graduates will be ready to make a valuable contribution.

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Bangor University

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We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

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We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
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