International Foundation in Computer Science

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in computer science, business computing systems and games technology at City, University of London.

Key information

  • Develop key practical computer programming skills required in computer science and informatics.
  • Design and develop websites and databases.
  • Work placements or 'professional pathways' available for many Computer Science related degrees at City.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 4-6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 18-20 hours
  • Average total per week: 22-25 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 18

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RFQ Level 3) from City, University of London.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group work.
  • Practical exercises.

Why City, University of London?

  • Learn in the City Interaction Lab, housing a range of equipment for user-centred computer research and design.
  • BCS accredited degrees in Computer Science.
  • Placement year option available for many Computer Science degrees which have included companies such as Microsoft, IBM and (Sony) Playstation.
Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing, 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2021 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 20 September 2021 - Fri 10 December 2021
Mon 10 January 2022 - Fri 18 March 2022
Mon 4 April 2022 - Fri 17 June 2022


January 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 10 January 2022 - Fri 25 March 2022
Mon 4 April 2022 - Fri 17 June 2022
Mon 27 June 2022 - Fri 2 September 2022


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Computer Science with Cyber Security-MSci

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science with Games Technology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science with Games Technology-MSci

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Computer Science-MSci

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)


Data Science-MSci

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%) AND Foundation Computing (50%)