University of Central Lancashire

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2019
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
Adelphi Building, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Computer Science (Foundation Entry)

On this challenging and practical course, you’ll examine the application of innovative technology to solve commercial and industrial computing problems. Computing develops your technical, business and people-oriented skills preparing you for a variety of careers. The first foundation year introduces technical skills and develops the confidence and academic skills required for Honours-level study. You’ll develop essential computing skills in your second year with students on other courses. This lets you switch from computing to a more specialised course if it is more appropriate to your career plans. If you want the breadth of study offered by computing, you choose two routes from: Business Computing, Databases, Multimedia, Software Development and Computer Networks. Depending on your choice of routes, a range of careers is possible including: analysing clients' business requirements and specifying appropriate IT systems, designing and managing networks or developing multimedia, databases or high performance software. You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year/third year if on Foundation entry. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad. Computing develops your technical, business and people-oriented skills to produce a multi-skilled graduate capable of succeeding in a variety of careers. Depending on your choice of routes, a range of careers is possible including: analysing clients' business requirements and specifying appropriate IT systems, designing and managing networks or developing multimedia, databases or high performance software. A broad skills base will allow you to pursue a range of careers without specialist entry requirements. One of our graduates is working for NATO. Others are working in local industry for organisations such as BAE. Several other graduates have gone on to teach in primary, secondary, further and higher education. Many of our graduates continue studying, mostly at MSc level, but some embark on PhDs. Good graduates can take a taught MSc in: Agile Software Projects or IT Security; an MRes in: Child Computer Interaction; or a research degree: MSc (By Research), MPhil or PhD

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-16
  • Location
    Main Site,Preston
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £5,500
  • England Year 1 £5,500
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £5,500
  • Scotland Year 1 £5,500
  • Wales Year 1 £5,500
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £5,500
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-17
  • Location
    Main Site,Preston
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £5,500
  • England Year 1 £5,500
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £5,500
  • Scotland Year 1 £5,500
  • Wales Year 1 £5,500
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £5,500