This course is not available to international students.
This programme provides a four-year route into the Computer Science BSc (Hons) degrees for students who do not meet academic requirements for the three year programme.
Study Computer Science at Liverpool and develop a deep understanding of the technology that underpins much of modern life and society. Computer Science is a great choice for those with a keen interest in computers, software and technology. You’ll create functional applications as well as how to consistently iterate and improve your work.
You will spend your first year at Carmel College in St Helens, about nine miles from the main University campus. The college offers small class sizes and high standards of academic achievement.
The foundation year will focus on mathematics and a choice of modules from physics, chemistry, biology, geography and IT.
Upon completion of the foundation year, you will progress onto your chosen degree programme in a computer science related course at the University of Liverpool.
What you'll learn
- Problem solving and analytical skills
- Computer Science BSc (Hons)
- Computer Science with Software Development BSc (Hons)
- Computer Science with Software Development with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)
- Computer Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)
- Financial Computing BSc (Hons)
- Financial Computing with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)
- Mathematics and Computer Science BSc (Hons)
- Mathematics and Computer Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)
Discover what you'll learn, what you'll study, and how you'll be taught and assessed.
On successful completion of the foundation programme at Carmel College, students transfer to the first year of their chosen degree programme. Years one, two and three are therefore identical in content to the three years of the degree programme you have chosen:
- Computer Science BSc (Hons) (G400)
- Computer Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) (G403)
- Computer Science with Software Development BSc (Hons) (G610)
- Computer Science with Software Development with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) (G611)
- Financial Computing BSc (Hons) (GN34)
- Financial Computing with Year in Industry BSc (Hons) (G3N4)
- Mathematics and Computer Science BSc (Hons) (GG14)
- Mathematics and Computer Science with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) (GG16)
How you'll learn
Teaching is by a mix of formal lectures, small group tutorials and supervised laboratory-based practical sessions. Students also undertake individual and group projects. Key problem solving skills and employability skills, like presentation and teamwork skills, are developed throughout the programme.
How you're assessed
Assessment is mainly by examination and coursework. Depending on the modules taken you may encounter project work, presentations (individual or group), and specific tests or tasks focused on solidifying learning outcomes.
Students are expected to score an overall mark of 50% to progress to the second year of the course. In year two, students will start on the first year of their selected degree programme at the University of Liverpool.
We have a distinctive approach to education, the Liverpool Curriculum Framework, which focuses on research-connected teaching, active learning, and authentic assessment to ensure our students graduate as digitally fluent and confident global citizens.
Studying with us means you can tailor your degree to suit you. Here's what is available on this course.
Supporting your learning
- Dedicated learning and teaching support officers to help with your studies
- Careers and employability support, including help with work placements and starting you career
- Live chat support when you need it.
An exciting place to study Computer Science
- We teach in state-of-the-art PC and Mac laboratories running a variety of different operating systems, as well as iOS and Android tablets to encourage creativity and innovation within a stimulating environment in which to work and study.
- The department offers a range of British Computer Society accredited degree courses that are continually updated to reflect new technologies and trends.
- After five decades, the Department is still rapidly growing and evolving and remains at the forefront of computer science globally.
- The department was one of the first in the University to be involved in the collaboration with Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University that has forged a strong international partnership for teaching and research between the two institutes.
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Careers and employability
Preparing you for future success
At Liverpool, our goal is to support you to build your intellectual, social, and cultural capital so that you graduate as a socially-conscious global citizen who is prepared for future success. We achieve this by:
- Embedding employability within your , through the modules you take and the opportunities to gain real-world experience offered by many of our courses.
- Providing you with opportunities to gain experience and develop connections with people and organisations, including student and graduate employers as well as our global alumni.
- Providing you with the latest tools and skills to thrive in a competitive world, including access to Handshake, a platform which allows you to create your personalised job shortlist and apply with ease.
- Supporting you through our peer-to-peer led Careers Studio, where our career coaches provide you with tailored advice and support.
Fees and funding
Your tuition fees, funding your studies, and other costs to consider.
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support. Learn more about tuition fees, funding and student finance.
|Foundation year fee||£5,140|
|This course is not available to international students.|
Following the foundation years, standard course fees apply.
We understand that budgeting for your time at university is important, and we want to make sure you understand any course-related costs that are not covered by your tuition fee. This could include buying a laptop, books, or stationery.
Find out more about the additional study costs that may apply to this course.
Scholarships and bursaries
We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover tuition fees and help with living expenses while at university.
The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.
My qualifications are from: United Kingdom.
A typical offer is likely to be CDD at A level, in related subjects. Students with alternative A level combinations are welcome to apply but should expect to be made higher offers. For further information, visit www.carmel.ac.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1744 452 213.Applicants over 21 can be considered on GCSEs alone.
|GCSE||All applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language, Mathematics and two Sciences (any two of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or Core and Additional Science/Dual Science acceptable). Applicants over 21 can be considered on GCSEs alone.|
Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, meaning your qualifications may not meet our entry requirements. Completing your Foundation Certificate, such as that offered by the University of Liverpool International College, means you're guaranteed a place on your chosen course.
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