• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

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.

Career:

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Statistics
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Integrated Computing Devices
  • Working Effectively with Computers
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • Information Systems
  • C++ Programming
  • Computer Systems Concepts
  • Professionalism and Employability
  • Information Management, Assurance and Security
  • Mathematical Tools for Computation
  • Data Structures and Algorithms with Object Oriented Programming
  • Secure Software Development
  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • Event Driven and Graphical User Interface Programming
  • Professional Practice and Employability, Team Based Software Development Workshop
  • Supervised Work Experience (Computing) (optional)
  • Study Overseas (Computing) (optional)
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Individual Project
  • Computer Networks
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Mobile Systems and Applications
  • Parallel and Concurrent Programming
  • Intelligent Systems

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Typical A-Level Offer
EE
  • Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass
  • Typical IB Offer
Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points from Higher Levels
  • Typical Access to HE Offer
Pass the Access to HE Diploma
  • Additional Requirements
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C/Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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