Foundation Year in Computing BSc (Hons)
De Montfort University
Key Course Facts
Foundation Year in Computing at De Montfort University is the first year in an integrated four year programme of study, which includes an undergraduate degree. It provides an introduction to computing and information technology. This course allows those without the necessary qualifications to be able to study towards an undergraduate computing course. If you missed the chance to go to university after school, if you’re looking for a change of career, or if you’re a parent planning to return to employment, our foundation in Computing is the ideal course. Our software is often accessible via remote access, enabling you to work from home when there are no timetabled sessions. The course covers the basics of cutting-edge IT topics, such as computer animation, as well as more familiar office applications, such as spreadsheets and databases. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive workshop environment.
Computer Science and Informatics research at DMU was ranked third among modern UK universities for its research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
from at least 1 A-Level Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Foundation Year in Computing, BSc (Hons).
Tuition Fees Foundation Year in Computing BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About De Montfort University
De Montfort University, abbreviated as DMU, was founded in 1896 in the small city of Leicester, East Midlands. This university enjoys particularly strong post-graduation employment statistics, which can be explained by their commitment to work experience placements for all students on any courses. International students are well taken care of here. They receive orientation courses intended to provide advice and guidance on living in the UK, and free English language classes are provided to bring all new students up to speed.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Electronic and Computer Engineering with a Year in Industry (Year 3 out) MEng (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||87%||5%||3%||£9250||£26500||153||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Engineering MEng||University of Greenwich||65%||0%||20%||£9250||£14500||109||London||On campus Full-time|
|Electronics and Computer Engineering MEng (Hons)||The University of Sheffield||84%||0%||5%||£9250 £9250||£24450 £25670||148||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|
|Computing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||University of Worcester||81%||0%||20%||£9250||£13100||106||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Systems Engineering BEng (Hons)||University of Essex||65%||0%||5%||£9250||£19670||104||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Computing with industrial placement BSc (Hons)||University of Bolton||58%||20%||13%||£29600||£39200||96||Bolton||On campus Full-time|
|Interactive Computing BSc (Hons)||Ulster University||67%||3%||3%||£9250||£15360||132||Coleraine||On campus Full-time|
|Computing (Data Analyst) BSc (Hons)||University of Bolton||92%||20%||15%||£9250||£37350||104||Bolton||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics (Computing) BSc||University of Derby||58%||0%||5%||£9250||£14045||123||Derby||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics with Computing (Including Year Abroad) BSc (Hons)||University of Essex||81%||0%||10%||£9250||£17700||111||Colchester||On campus Full-time|