The IT and computing industries are dynamic, fast-moving and constantly in need of qualified professionals. This foundation degree will equip you with the essential skills and competencies that employers seek in graduates, and will open up opportunities for you in both the public and private sectors worldwide. In the current digitally dependent global economy, it is predicted that the digital skills shortage will continue to worsen, requiring new and talented individuals in various sectors such as cybersecurity, software and network engineering. The programme reflects industry requirements with a mix of cybersecurity, programming paradigms, hardware and networking and client and server web development, relevant to the current skills shortage and growing industry needs.
Whilst encouraging digital trends, innovations and entrepreneurial mindset, this programme will give emphasis to current technological advances, such as VR, AR, AI and IoT technologies, highly desired by employers. With the exponential growth of the digital technologies industry, we prioritise the importance of security in all modules on this course, adopting a policy of security by design.
The full time fees for the academic year 2020-21 are:
BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)
Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)
Tuition fees for part-time courses commencing September 2020 are £1400 per 20 credits.
The FdSc Computing course was recommended to me, and the broad range of subjects covered made it a fantastic way of developing my skills. I received excellent support from my tutors, who were always helpful, and there were valuable vocational trips, such as visiting technology conventions in London.