If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. This programme provides you with detailed insight into how computer systems are designed and developed. Maximise your abilities in a degree where you can select individual courses in areas such as digital media, information systems and business-oriented computing. It will be a challenging and rewarding experience. The programme is run in conjunction with BSc Hons Computer Science, so some modules are common to both. In addition, the broad-based approach allows a flexible learning experience with a large number of choices where you can specialise. This programme aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The courses have been designed in conjunction with industry and are continually monitored to make sure that they match the needs of this exciting but fast changing business; you will have the opportunity to use many different types of hardware and software during your studies. **Foundation year** The foundation year is designed to give you: * Essential and practical computing skills * Strengthened numeracy * Improved communication * Academic writing skills * An understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership * The ability to manage your studies independently **Ranking** Our computer science degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017. **Outcomes** The aims of the programme are: * To educate in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of information systems * To provide awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of information technology within a computing environment.