• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
This Foundation Year in Computing course from De Montfort University, which is part of four years of integrated study, provides an introduction to computing and information technology and gives students without the necessary qualifications the skills required to study an undergraduate computing course.
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Overview

Reasons to study Foundation Year in Computing course from De Montfort University

The course introduces a wide range of IT, communication and study skills that will prepare you for a degree in computing, enabling you to progress onto more advanced study.

The course covers the basics of cutting-edge IT topics, such as computer animation, as well as more familiar office applications, such as spreadsheets and databases. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive workshop environment.

The course is particularly well-suited to mature students and is ideal for those who missed the chance to go to university after leaving school, as well as people looking for a change of career, and parents planning to return to employment.

Graduate Careers

The natural route upon successful completion of the course is to progress to the first year of one of our undergraduate degrees, including Computing BSc (Hons), Software Engineering BSc (Hons), and Computer Science BSc (Hons).. Those who perform exceptionally well will have access to the more specialist degrees at the discretion of the course leader.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Problem Solving and Programming 
  • Creative Computing and Technology 
  • Computing Skills and Research
  • E-commerce Computing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 56 UCAS points from at least one A-level or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at MPP or
  • Pass in the QAA Access to HE. English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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