Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Computer Science with an International Foundation Year

Computer Science

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course) G4FY BBB - CCC 1 October 2018

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Computer Science with an International Foundation Year

Special emphasis is placed on subject-specific tuition to prepare students for their chosen degree course, as well as developing the study skills needed for success in an independent learning environment.

Computer Science with an International Foundation Year enables entry on to any of the following courses offered by Loughborough University:

During the year you will undertake modules in Applicable Mathematics, Programming and English Language, and choices from a range of subject areas including Physics, Economics and Sport Science.

Loughborough international foundation programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students. For details of the typical entry requirements, listed by country, click here.

As a student on the International Foundation Programme you will receive high quality teaching from renowned Loughborough University academics, and be supported throughout your studies by a Personal Tutor.

Language modules will build your confidence with the English language.

In addition, you will benefit from our University Library, IT services, Mathematics Learning Support Centre and wide range of health and welfare services, including tailored support for international students.


Modules

  • English Language
  • Applicable Mathematics
  • Programming

Plus a module from:

  • Electronics
  • Design

A module from:

  • Physics
  • Sport Science
  • Economics

Please note: Students who have already met the University department’s required level of English with a local qualification (such as WAEC) may be exempt from taking English Language modules as part of the foundation year, pending confirmation from their department. They would instead choose from a list of other available academic modules.


Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of written exams and / or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year.

Typical coursework assignments include: lab reports, essays, poster presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops, peer review (review fellow students’ performance) and dissertations.

It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

G4FY Computer Science with an International Foundation Year - Foundation studies

A-Level
BBB - CCC
IB
32 - 28 points overall
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD - DDM
GCSE
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 - 4) are normally required. Minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics

Loughborough international foundation programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students. For details of the typical entry requirements, listed by country, see our International website.

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Department / School Key Information Sets

Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course)

UCAS code: G4FY