BSc Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Bachelor of Science(Hons)
- 1 (as part of 4 yr integrated degree programme)
- Typical A-level offer
Grades ABB where a student has 3 relevant subjects
Grades AAB where a student has 2 relevant subjects
Grades AAA where a student has 1 relevant subject
The subjects considered to be relevant are Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Electronics and Statistics. If you have a qualification query, we encourage you to contact us before applying.
- Typical contextual A-level offer
If you meet the criteria and your predicted grades are within two grades of our minimum entry criteria you may be made a reduced offer.
This will typically be at 1 grade below the standard offer.Find out more about contextual admissions.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
34 points overall with 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects, including Mathematics or Physics. Mathematics must be studied at Standard Level if not studied at Higher Level.
For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation, at Standard Level or Higher Level.
Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
- Sustainable Development Goals
Find out how this course aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:
- Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
- Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
- Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
On the Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year you are an undergraduate at The University of Manchester. The course is taught at The University, by academics from The University. Provided you achieve the specific progression criteria for your chosen degree, completion of the Integrated Foundation Year guarantees you a place on first year of your chosen degree.
Tuition fees for the one-year Foundation programme for home (UK) students are £9,250 for September 2023 entry.
Tuition for the one-year Foundation programme for EU and international students are £22,000 for September 2023 entry.
If you successfully pass the Integrated Foundation Year, you will be guaranteed a place on the first year of your chosen degree. Please visit the course page of the BEng or BSc course page to find out the fee for the remainder of your three-year degree programme.
For general please see the undergraduate finance page.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
The Foundation Year Bursary is available to UK students who are registered on an undergraduate foundation year here and who has had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance.
Details of country-specific funding available to international students can be found within our International country profiles .
The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability, therefore, we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.
For information about scholarships please visit our undergraduate student finance pages and the Department funding pages that you intend to progress to after successfully completing the Foundation Year.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.
Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.
To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our courses address.
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- School of Computer Science
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- School/Faculty overview
See: About the School .
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