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Wirral Metropolitan College

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G500

Foundation Degree - FD

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1.0year

Full-time | 2020

The 2 Year Foundation Degree in Computer Science is directly linked to and validated by the University of Chester allowing you direct access to the final year of the Applied Computing (BSc Hons) Degree at the University of Chester. Studying Computer Science will give you the opportunity to gain the practical computing skills so vital in the creation of computer systems across the digital sector. The foundation of computer science will allow you to study a broad range of topics in designing and developing digital solutions for the challenges faced by businesses in the increasingly computer dominated world.

The course has strong links with surrounding industry, has input from professionals and Chester University and aims to ensure you have the most up to date skill set. At the end of the course you will have the knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of exciting roles. The course is based in the purpose built labs of the STEM Centre in the Twelve Quays Campus. In addition you will have access to the facilities, including library facilities, available at Chester University's Thornton Science Park.

It is highly recommended that students have access to their own pen drive to easily access their work outside of the College. All software required to complete the Foundation Degree is available at the College's Twelve Quays Campus.

You are required to arrange and pay for a piece of assessed work to be professionally printed as an A1 poster (expected to cost up to £20).

You will have a direct access opportunity to progress on to the third year of the following Honours Degree programmes: BSc Applied Computing at the University of Chester. You may have the opportunity to apply to progress on to the second or final year of an Honours Degree in a related area at any university. You can also progress into employment in the Computing or IT industry and pursue careers such as IT Support/Technician, Database Administrator, Trainee Programmer, Systems Analyst or Web Designer.

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£7,790
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£7,790
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Wales
£7,790
per year

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Course location:

Twelve Quays Campus

Department:

STEM and Computing

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