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Computing and Information Systems, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
London, United Kingdom
This course will help you to learn how to develop systems for managing information. With IT skills in higher demand than ever before, you will complete this course with valuable attributes for a career in computing.
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Businesses and organisations rely on computers to manage important information. They use this information for planning and development, as well as to create a vision of where they are headed. On this computing and information systems foundation degree you will learn valuable skills for developing systems to manage this vital information. 

The programme

The course will focus on preparing you for employment. It will equip you with practical skills, influenced by industry requirements and the latest research. From core industry tools and software to the latest theory and research, you will cover the key areas you need to become a confident and able computing professional.

You will have a thorough grounding in computing information systems, including the concepts and basis for producing stable applications. 

Hands-on exercises will play an important role in your learning, and wherever possible, you will be able to use your relevant work activities to complete your academic assessments. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skills for Information Systems Professional (SISP)
  • Analysing Information Systems
  • Developing a Digital Identity
  • Computing Architecture
  • Negotiated Work Project Based Learning
  • Programming
  • Database Design and Management
  • Object Oriented Software Development 
  • Team Project
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Network Management
  • HCC

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

72 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications.

These can include:

  • A Levels at grades B, C or D, D and D, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma
Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • If you are studying the part-time intensive version of this course then it is taught at weekends, to help you fit your studies around work and other commitments.  You will progress at the same rate as a full time student though. If you are applying for student funding, this means you should apply for funding for a full time course.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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