During your Foundation Entry Year you will study alongside peers from related courses, whilst you gain a broad introduction to computing and develop a wide range of IT, communication and study skills. This will enable you to progress onto more advanced study in a range of specialist themes. You’ll develop your technical, business and people skills on our challenging computing course to help you become a multi-skilled graduate ready to succeed in a variety of careers. You’ll be taught by staff with a wide variety of industrial and research backgrounds and benefit from our research-informed teaching and our focus on practical experience. You can access the expertise of the School’s Child Computer Interaction (ChiCI) research group, which specialises in child-computer interaction, as well as researching into wider aspects of human-computer interaction. With the opportunity to undertake modules that match your interests, you’ll develop the skills needed for an exciting career in a range of industries. You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year. 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. This course develops the specialist skills and knowledge required by the forensic analyst. This expertise may also lead to careers managing corporate IT resources, or as an information security specialist protecting servers and computers, and tracking intruders on networks. It prepares you for many careers in computing because it develops a detailed understanding of computer systems, software development skills, logical reasoning, presentation skills and an understanding of legal issues. Many graduates seek careers as forensic analysts, security professionals or computer system managers, while others will work as software developers. The technical and interpersonal skills developed on the course will help in many graduate-level careers, particularly with the Police and other investigative agencies.