University of Worcester
Computing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)
University of Worcester

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Do you want to work as a professional in the technology sector? Do you want to study Computing but do not have the appropriate qualifications or entry points needed to get a place? Whether you are new to the subject or have spent some time away from education this course will enable you to access your desired degree and career path.

You will study a range of Computing, Mathematics, and Study Skills modules that will position you to be able to go on to your chosen degree course with confidence and armed with the tools you will need to succeed at the University of Worcester in Computing.

Key features

  • Covers the core skills to advance to a degree level Computing course such as Computer Coding, Mathematics for Computing, Creative Computing, Web Development, Games Design, Networks and Security and Studying with Confidence

  • Gives you the opportunity to progress onto any of the courses available within the Computing Department at the University of Worcester

  • An inclusive and supportive learning environment hosted by excellent, highly experienced teaching staff

  • A focus on contemporary practical skills in a modern learning environment

  • Gives you the opportunity to gain real world experience via the University of Worcester Media Lab on client projects (subject to skills and availability)

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 19 graduates of Computing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) at University of Worcester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Systems Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
81 /100
19 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Computing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) at University of Worcester

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computing with Foundation Year 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 £25000 £23500 £28500
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £27000 £19500 - £27500 £21500 - £33500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Systems Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27334 £25150 £29857
25-75 percentile range £23230 - £32967 £18886 - £32933 £21689 - £41100

What You Will Learn

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


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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 Computing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) at University of Worcester

50% Information Technology Professionals
15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Protective service occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

English and Mathematics Level 2 (GCSE) at C Grade / 4 or above

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 4.5
    • Foundation year
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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 Computing with Foundation Year, BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Computing with Foundation Year 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 £13100 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.

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
  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Worcester in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Worcester

The University of Worcester (UW) is a publicly funded research university, located in Worcester, England. Dating back to 1946 as an Emergency Teacher Training College, it was only in 2005 that UW received official university status. The university’s main campus is known as St John’s and is where most of the courses take place, although those related to business, computing, marketing and management are taken on by the university’s secondary campus which is known as City Campus.

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Where is this programme taught

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Main Site - Henwick Grove
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