Foundation in Computing

Modern life relies on computer networks and cyber security has become an international priority. After completing our Foundation in Computing, you will progress to the University of Plymouth degree of your choice and train as a creative and resourceful specialist, benefiting from advanced, industry-standard facilities and British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation.

Special features

  • First year direct entry available for BSc (Hons) Computing
  • Final year project tackling a major industry problem

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

High school

Stage 1

Stage 2



Your UoP degree

Fees for 2019/20




Two semesters


September, January

Stage 1:Foundation


  • Business Studies

    You will explore the fundamentals of business, including globalisation; ethics and sustainability; operations, marketing and HR; strategy, leadership and management.
    How will I be assessed? 80% exam, 20% coursework

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Numerical Techniques 2

  • Physics

  • Principles of ICT

  • Programming Techniques

  • Research and Referencing

Stage 2:Degree

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