BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year

The BSc (Hons) Computing programme focuses on the technical aspects of computing, placing a strong emphasis on programming skills. This will help you to attain the vital technical knowledge required to pursue a range of IT careers, as well as the transferable employability skills needed to secure your first role. 

Course details

The Computing with Foundation Year is ideal if you are just beginning your journey into the world of computing and don’t meet the standard entry requirements.   

  • Mode of study: Full-time Blended learning: Daytime (1 day online, 1 day on campus) or Evening and Weekend
  • Intake: October, February and June
  • Course length: 4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Locations: London/ Birmingham/ Manchester  campus

Solent University in partnership with QA

Course overview

The UK’s IT industry is worth £58 billion annually. With projections suggesting the UK has the potential to create a further three million new technology jobs by 2025 (, the demand for well-qualified information technology graduates is set to remain strong. 

With a strong focus on programming (using Java and Python), the course includes a variety of software development, database, web development and networking units. You will also look at web APIs, JSON, HTML5 and big data analytics. 


Entry requirements

48 UCAS points

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent.

GCSE English at grade 4 or above (previously grade C).

We will consider mature students who haven’t recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully.


This course provides the academic skills and professional qualifications you’ll need to pursue a career in a wide range of areas. Graduates of this course possess a broad array of skills and specialisms, making them well suited for a diverse range of computing roles, from software development or IT support to web development and networking.

Programming languages SaaSManagement and leadership
Network security Web developmentProject management
UX designData analysis and researchCommunication

Examples of employment obtained by recent graduates include working for Ordix AG, Bottomline Technologies, FDM Group, Dev Net Mobile AG and Accenture. 

Suitable roles for graduates include: 

Software DevelopmentProject Management
Web DesignDatabase Management
IT SupportNetwork Management


All units are core and are worth 20 credits unless specified.

  • Problem Solving
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Group Technology Project
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Foundation Computing
  • Individual Degree Related Project
  • UX – User Experience
  • Introduction to Networks and Security
  • Problem Solving Through Programming
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Data Analysis Tools and Application
  • Web Technologies
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Object Oriented Development
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • Research Methods Project
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Application Development
  • Contemporary Web Applications
  • UX Strategies
  • Data Science
  • Industrial Consulting Project
  • Dissertation Project (40 credits)