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The Department of Computing now offers a Foundation Year in Computing as an alternative entry route for students who don’t currently have the necessary academic profile to enter on to degree level study.

  • Our teaching is strongly focused on practical work in real world situations
  • We're ranked number 2 in London for computing (Guardian University League Tables 2017)
  • You'll learn to develop simple software programs
  • A key feature of our department is its interdisciplinarity, so you'll explore how computing interacts with a wide range of other subject areas
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Year will enable you to progress onto one of our undergraduate computing degrees in the Department of Computing

The Department of Computing now offers a Foundation Year in Computing as an alternative entry route for students who don’t currently have the necessary academic profile to enter on to degree level study. Our teaching is strongly focused on practical work in real world situations We're ranked number 2 in London for computing (Guardian University...

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entrance qualifications for this programme; we consider all relevant qualifications and related experience, but you might be invited to take a short test in maths and problem solving at our New Cross campus. The test is help the admissions tutor assess your current knowledge of problem solving and mathematics.

Part of the reason we ask you to take this test is because some applicants who apply for our integrated degree (with foundation year) might be better suited to one of our three year degree despite not meeting the entrance requirements for those programmes. If you live a long way from London, you may be able to take the test remotely and some financial help might be available.

International qualifications

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.0 no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

There are no formal entrance qualifications for this programme; we consider all relevant qualifications and related experience, but you might be invited to take a short test in maths and problem solving at our New Cross campus. The test is help the admissions tutor assess your current knowledge of problem solving and mathematics. Part of the reason we ask you to take this test is...

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Assessment Methods

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*:

  • Year 0 - 48% coursework, 47% written exam, 5% practical
  • Years 1-3 - see individual degree pages

*Please note that these are averages are based on enrolments for the traditional pathway in 2017/18. Each student’s time in teaching, learning and assessment activities will differ based on individual module choices.

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects. The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*: Year 0 - 48% coursework, 47% written exam, 5% practical Years 1-3 - see...

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