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Foundation Programme in Computer Science, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
London, United Kingdom
This Foundation Programme in Computer Science from International Foundation Group is for students wishing to progress on to undergraduate degree courses in a wide range of computer-related subjects including Computer Science, Business Information Technology, Computer Systems and Networking and Cyber Security.
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There is a strong emphasis on developing learning skills and approaches in preparation for higher education study in the UK in order that students who graduate from the Foundation Programme in Computer Science from International Foundation Group are well equipped with the skills and attributes required for degree level study.

In the first part, there is a focus on improving academic, mathematical and language skills as well as introductory modules to computer systems and programming. In the second and third parts of the course, the main focus is on the three depth modules of computing, further mathematics and business studies.

The computer science module covers a wide range of topics including programming, databases, networks and web development. The course is practically based with a strong emphasis on applying learning to real life situations in different fields. Students also have the opportunity to complete a project which allows for more in-depth study of a chosen topic, and helps to develop research and analytical skills which are so important in order to succeed at a higher academic level.

Further Mathematics is an essential topic for students wishing to apply for computer-related degree courses and this module provides a sure foundation for later studies in these fields.

Business Studies introduces students to the ways in which business organisations of all types function. It examines the global environment in which businesses operate and how they can respond to external factors. It also introduces students to different fields of business such as human resource management, marketing and financial management. Many degree courses and careers in computing are inextricably linked to the world of business, and therefore an introduction to different business topics is an invaluable asset.

The course is taught by tutors with a passion for their subject and have, in many cases, practical experience in different business and computing industries. IFG will provide you a thorough preparation for your degree level studies and also an insight into the career options available after you have graduated.

English Language Courses

IFG offers a range of general and more specialist English Language courses which can be taken separately or as part of a combined programme.

Whether you want to improve your IELTS grade or improve your communication skills for business purposes, our qualified and experienced teachers will help you to make the most of your time with us.  Teaching takes place in small groups which means that tutors can focus more easily on the specific needs of individual students. It is also possible to combine group lessons with one-to-one sessions.

Progressions to UK Universities

IFG programmes are recognised are accepted by a wide range of universities including East Anglia, Essex, Reading, Coventry and Kingston. We also have progression routes to International Year One programmes at Keele, Sussex, Strathclyde and several others. These courses are ideal for students who will benefit from additional language support and, on successful completion, offer direct entry into Year Two of degree programmes.

Our students also receive offers from a wide variety of UK universities and we are able to guarantee that all students who pass our courses and gain a sufficiently high language qualification will receive offers for degree courses from UK universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Core Mathematics
  • Study Skills
  • Academic English

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

  • These vary from one country to another but we are looking for good High School grades plus an English language level equivalent to 5.0 in IELTS. For students who do not have this level of English, Pre-Sessional courses are available.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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  • These fees are for UK based centres and may vary for other centres.

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.


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