Brunel University
Mathematics and Computing with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement BSc (Hons)
Brunel University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our foundation year course is designed to help you progress to a challenging and exciting career in computing or mathematics. Our carefully designed curriculum is particularly suitable for those who want to change direction, perhaps having taken A-levels in arts or humanities subjects, and for mature applicants returning to study. You will quickly find that willingness to learn and determination is more important than prior knowledge.

At Brunel we understand that you may not be ready to decide exactly which area of mathematics or computing you would like to specialise in, so this foundation year gives you the perfect opportunity to decide where your interests lie. You might opt for computer science and work with ever more sophisticated computer technology and information systems. Or you may find yourself drawn to mathematics where you’ll learn to model and solve problems from the worlds of business, finance and science. Once you have successfully completed your foundation year you can progress to any of the following degree programmes:

Business Computing BSc (with the option to specialise in Business, eBusiness, Human Computer Interaction or Social Media) Computer Science BSc (with the option to specialise in Artificial Intelligence, Digital Media and Games, Network Computing or Software Engineering) Financial Mathematics BSc/MMath Mathematics BSc/MMath Mathematics with Computer Science BSc Mathematics and Statistics with Management BSc

With the grades needed for your chosen computing or mathematics degree course, you progress directly into Year 1 of that degree – there’s no need to re-apply.

We look forward to helping you develop your learning and setting you firmly on the way to your chosen career.

This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 37 graduates of Mathematics and Computing with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement BSc (Hons) at Brunel University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Systems Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
51 /100
37 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Mathematics and Computing with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement BSc (Hons) at Brunel University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Mathematics and Computing with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26000 £28000 £36000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £28500 £22500 - £37000 £26000 - £44500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Systems Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26516 £27314 £33292
25-75 percentile range £22047 - £30741 £21475 - £35639 £24949 - £44619

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Mathematics and Computing with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Modules

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Mathematics and Computing with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement BSc (Hons) at Brunel University

25% Information Technology Professionals
25% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Administrative occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Finance Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Sports and fitness occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

in any subject with an A level at grade C

Obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

in any subject

in any subject with A levels grade CD

in any subject with A level grade C

in any subject with A level grade C

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in any subject with A levels grade CD

in any subject with A level grades CD

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test with no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT) 79 with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic 51 with a minimum of 51 in all subscores
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Mathematics and Computing with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement, BSc (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Mathematics and Computing with an Integrated Foundation Year with Placement BSc (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £17355 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of Brunel University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Brunel University in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #28 
    • #445 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Engineering

    • #26 
    • #35 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #17 
    • #151 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #69 
    Electrical Engineering
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #310 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #37 
    • #47 
    Engineering Electronic & Electrical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

See all university rankings of Brunel University

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About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

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Where is this programme taught

Brunel University Campus
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Main Site - Kingston Lane
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