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Computer Science BSc (Hons) (Foundation) (4 year route with Carmel College)

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The deadline for UK students to apply for this course for entry in 2023 was 25 January 2023.

The deadline for international students is 30 June 2023.

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    Course overview

    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.

    Introduction

    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

    Course content

    Discover what you'll learn, what you'll study, and how you'll be taught and assessed.

    Year zero

    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:

    Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

    Our curriculum

    The Liverpool Curriculum framework sets out our distinctive approach to education. Our teaching staff support our students to develop academic knowledge, skills, and understanding alongside our graduate attributes:

    • Digital fluency
    • Confidence
    • Global citizenship

    Our curriculum is characterised by the three Liverpool Hallmarks:

    • Research-connected teaching
    • Active learning
    • Authentic assessment

    All this is underpinned by our core value of inclusivity and commitment to providing a curriculum that is accessible to all students.

    Course options

    Studying with us means you can tailor your degree to suit you. Here's what is available on this course.

    Global Opportunities

    University of Liverpool students can choose from an exciting range of study placements at partner universities worldwide.

    What's available on this course?

    Year in China

    Immerse yourself in Chinese culture on an optional additional year at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University in stunning Suzhou.

    • Learn Chinese
    • Study in a bustling world heritage city
    • Improve employment prospects
    • Study Chinese culture
    • 30 minutes from Shanghai
    • Learn new skills

    Read more about Year at XJTLU, China

    Year in industry

    Year in industry placements give you an in-depth workplace experience where you can develop your skills and apply your learning.

    • Develop key employability skills that graduate employers are looking for
    • Experience and understand workplace culture and disciple
    • Understand the relationship between academic theory and real world application
    • Begin your professional network
    • Gain industry insight and insight into potential career options.

    You don't need to decide now - you can choose to add a year in industry after you've begun your degree.

    To spend a year in industry, you'll need to secure a placement with an organisation. If you're unable to find a placement, you'll continue with the standard version of the course without a year in industry.

    Language study

    Every student at The University of Liverpool can study a language as part of, or alongside their degree. You can choose:

    • A dedicated languages degree
    • A language as a joint or major/ minor degree
    • Language modules (selected degrees)
    • Language classes alongside your studies

    Read more about studying a language

    Your experience

    Supporting your learning

    From arrival to alumni, we’re with you all the way:

    • Careers and employability support, including help with career planning, understanding the job market and strengthening your networking skills
    • A dedicated student services team can help you get assistance with your studies, help with health and wellbeing, and access to financial advice
    • Confidential counselling and support to help students with personal problems affecting their studies and general wellbeing
    • Support for students with differing needs from the Disability Advice and Guidance team. They can identify and recommend appropriate support provisions for you.

    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.

    Careers and employability

    87% of computer science students from the University of Liverpool find their main activity after graduation meaningful.

    Graduate Outcomes, 2018-19.

    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

    UK fees (applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland)
    Foundation year fee £5,140
    International fees
    This course is not available to international students.

    Following the foundation years, standard course fees apply.

    Fees stated are for the 2023-24 academic year.

    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.

    Additional costs

    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.

    Additional study costs

    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 additional study costs.

    Scholarships and bursaries

    We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover tuition fees and help with living expenses while at university.

    Scholarships and bursaries you can apply for from the United Kingdom

    Entry requirements

    The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.

    My qualifications are from: United Kingdom.

    Your qualification Requirements

    About our typical entry requirements

    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.
    Subject requirements

    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 degree@carmel.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1744 452 213.Applicants over 21 can be considered on GCSEs alone.

    International qualifications

    Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, meaning your qualifications may not meet our direct entry requirements. Although there is no direct Foundation Certificate route to this course, completing a Foundation Certificate, such as that offered by the University of Liverpool International College, can guarantee you a place on a number of similar courses which may interest you.

    About our entry requirements

    Our entry requirements may change from time to time both according to national application trends and the availability of places at Liverpool for particular courses. We review our requirements before the start of the new UCAS cycle each year and publish any changes on our website so that applicants are aware of our typical entry requirements before they submit their application.

    Recent changes to government policy which determine the number of students individual institutions may admit under the student number control also have a bearing on our entry requirements and acceptance levels, as this policy may result in us having fewer places than in previous years.

    We believe in treating applicants as individuals, and in making offers that are appropriate to their personal circumstances and background. For this reason, we consider a range of factors in addition to predicted grades, widening participation factors amongst other evidence provided. Therefore the offer any individual applicant receives may differ slightly from the typical offer quoted in the prospectus and on the website.

    Alternative entry requirements

    Changes to Computer Science BSc (Hons) (Foundation) (4 year route with Carmel College)

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