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  • UCAS code(s): L122
  • Level(s) of study: Foundation degree
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Starting: September 2020
  • Course duration: 2 years full-time

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FdSc Computing
Find out more about the foundation course in Computing

What you'll study

Taught in Mansfield, this course is highly practical and provides a strong grounding in computing fundamentals. It gives you a comprehensive understanding of database systems, e-commerce, business information systems and Internet technologies. Practical skills developed will include involvement in multimedia and virtual reality projects.

On completion of the foundation degree you will be eligible to top-up to degree level study in Computing.

  • Year One

    • Essential Skills for Computing Professionals
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Web Technologies & Online Presence
    • Structured Analysis and Design of Information Systems
    • Internet Programming & Tools
    • Professional Development for IT Practitioners
  • Year Two

    • Information Management and Database Engineering
    • Interface Design and Development
    • Web Application Development
    • App Development for Mobile Devices
    • Industrial Project with Placement and Professional Development

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – DDE, including grade D in a Science, Maths or Computing subject; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MPP, including relevant Science, Maths or Computing modules at Merit level; or
  • 64 UCAS points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including grade D in a Science, Maths or Computing subject; and
  • GCSE – Maths and English grade C / 4

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Keeping up to date

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You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please call us on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or complete our enquiry form.

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Fees and funding

To celebrate the launch of our courses in Mansfield, we are offering a Mansfield Scholarship Award to all students enrolling on a Nottingham Trent University Foundation Degree course starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The award will be for £925 per year and will be offset against the course fee on enrolment.

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418