If you don't have the right grades to enrol directly onto our BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree, the foundation route offers an alternative route into degree study. The Computer Science (Including Foundation Year) (Hons) degree at University of South Wales focuses on the study of computing and mathematics in order to provide a good numerical background that will support you throughout the remainder of the Computer Science degree.
You’ll work on real problems in readiness for employment, developing key skills that will help you keep pace with this rapidly changing field. If your desire is to become a programmer, then this is the right course for you.
You’ll learn about abstraction, complexity, evolutionary change, sharing of common resources, security and concurrency. From system functionality to usability and performance, you’ll also be better placed to solve real-life problems with an understanding of how they affect people’s lives.
As a computer scientist, you’ll learn by doing, making use of high-performance computers, and working individually and in teams to produce solutions to tight deadlines, giving you first-hand experience of agile software development.
Computers are fundamental to many different industries, so you can apply your skills to many fields. Computer programmers and engineers mainly work for large computer companies. Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Hewlett-Packard all rely on an army of computer scientists to produce and maintain their technology.
Even within these companies, with Computer Science degree you can work in a broad variety of areas and in a number of jobs. Product development entails designing, building and testing the latest products, so skills in software programming and design are vital.
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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.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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