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BSc Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year is a one year programme designed to improve your mathematical and scientific understanding and skills to a level where you will be able to start a degree in the Department of Computer Science in one of the following subject areas:
On the Foundation Year you will study mathematics, physics and (where appropriate) chemistry. In addition, you will take modules in Academic Skills and ICT (Information and Communications Technology). You will also complete a group project, related to your intended degree programme and supervised by an academic from your future Department.
- Students accepted from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds.
- High levels of academic and pastoral support.
- Successful completion guarantees a place on first year of your chosen degree in the Department of Computer Science.
- Teaching by highly experienced University academics, with a proven track record.
- Integrated Foundation Year students have full access to all University facilities.
Teaching and learning
The programme embraces a variety of approaches to teaching and learning, including lectures, small group tutorials, seminars and project work. Particular strengths are the high level of staff contact and individual learning support, individual pastoral support, project work in engineering-based Departments and associated disciplines within the Faculty.
Your focus is the Foundation Studies Office, where staff provide day to day support. The dedicated Common Room offers you a place to study, prepare coursework, carry out work using the computers, or simply socialise. There is a strong sense of community within the student body and excellent tutorial support. Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year is delivered on the University campus by University staff.
With strong links with the Department of Computer Science, the environment for study is essentially the same as for undergraduate study on degree programmes in engineering and associated disciplines. You will find that this assists greatly in easing your move into first year of your chosen degree programme on successful completion of the foundation year.
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
Students take a total of 12 units (120 credits) from the list below. Students will take either Mathematics 0B1 and 0B2 or Mathematics 0C1 and 0C2, according to the outcome of a diagnostic assessment at the start of the course. Students choose two units from Matter and Energy (Phys 1), World of the Electron (Phys 2) or Chemistry 1.
Course units for foundation year
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Foundation in Computer Science-Computational Thinking||COMP11012||10||Mandatory|
|Information and Communications Technology||FOUN10011||10||Mandatory|
|Foundation Year Project||FOUN10022||10||Mandatory|
|Matter and Energy Phys 1||FOUN10061||10||Mandatory|
|Waves and Particles Phys 3||FOUN10072||10||Mandatory|
|World of the Electron Phys 2||FOUN10111||10||Mandatory|
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Scholarships and bursaries
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.