BSc (Hons) Computing

The BSc (Hons) Computing degree emphasises programming abilities while concentrating on the technical aspects of computing. This will assist you in gaining both the transferable employability skills necessary to land your first job and the crucial technical knowledge necessary to pursue a variety of IT vocations.

You will be encouraged by this practical degree program to learn comprehensive computer programming expertise while earning a Cisco certification for the workplace. Through designing, constructing, and implementing computer systems—which will culminate in a significant final-year software development project—you will have the chance to hone these talents.

University Solent University
Degree BSc (Hons) Computing or (with foundation year)
Level of study Foundation Year (Y0) or First Year (Y1)
Start date October, February, June
Duration 3 years or 4 years (with foundation year)
Location London, Birmingham, Manchester
Delivery Weekends, Weekdays or Evenings
Hours per week 9-12h
Fees £9250
Finances Eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan

Course Overview

The UK's IT sector generates £58 billion in revenue yearly. The UK is expected to add another three million technology jobs by 2025, according to predictions (, thus there will continue to be a high need for graduates with excellent information technology skills.

The course comprises a variety of software development, database, web development, and networking courses with a strong emphasis on programming (using Python and Java). Additionally, you'll study big data analytics, JSON, HTML5, and web APIs.Learn a variety of IT skills that are broadly useful, including programming, databases, networking, usability, and web technologies. Through group and project work, develop your communication, project management, teamwork, and presentation abilities.

As a result of a collaboration between Solent University and QA Higher Education, this programme is being offered. The University has approved the program, and QA Higher Education is in charge of delivering it.

The Foundation Year aims to equip you with the knowledge and abilities to advance and excel in your undergraduate programme while simultaneously developing key computing expertise and employment skills.

The Foundation Year's main objectives are:

The Foundation Year's main objectives are:

- Help you comprehend and apply computer principles to real-world organizations
- Give you knowledge and comprehension of important computing subjects so you may advance onto the Computing degree program.
- Incorporate academic and employability abilities, giving you the assurance you need to advance on your chosen programme and start thinking about your entry into the workforce.

Entry Requirements
Funding & Fees

Foundation year

Problem Solving
Foundation Mathematics
Group Technology Project
Digital Media Technologies
Foundation Computing
Individual Degree Related Project

Year 1

UX – User Experience
Introduction to Networks and Security
Problem Solving Through Programming
Introduction to Databases
Data Analysis Tools and Application
Web Technologies

Year 2

Advanced Database Systems
Object Oriented Development
Analytics & Business Intelligence
Research Methods Project
Human-Computer Interaction
Web Application Development

Year 3

Contemporary Web Applications
UX Strategies
Data Science
Industrial Consulting Project
Dissertation Project (40 credits)

Academic (standard) requirements for applicants under 21 years old)

• 32 UCAS points
• At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English language requirements

• All applicants can take FREE English online test


Additionally, during the admissions process, you will be asked to attend either an academic or admissions interview.

• During the admissions interview, we will ask you questions about your choice of programme and will learn more about you.
• The academic interview provides an opportunity for entry to applicants who do not meet standard entry requirements or have not been in education for a while. During this type of interview, we will assess your knowledge in a specific field.

We encourage and will consider applications from mature students who haven’t recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant work experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you have higher qualifications than these entry requirements, we also have a 3-year
Business Management BA programme so you can start directly from the First Year.

There will be nine to twelve hours of lectures, workshops, and tutorials per week.

You will be evaluated through group projects, coursework and presentations in addition to reports

Funding for your studies

All of the students will receive Student Finance which means that you don't need to pay anything.

Tuition Fee Loans

Your tuition fees are paid using a tuition fee loan. This is given to your University or College directly. Only once you have completed your study and are making at least £26,575 per year do loan repayments begin. Students who study full- or part-time may apply

Maintenance Loans

To pay for living expenses, you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan if you qualify. T his loan is deposited straight into your bank account. After you complete your degree and earn more than £26,575, your maintenance loan is due. Please visit for additional details.

Maintenance Grants

Additionally, you can apply for a Maintenance Grant to assist with living expenses. At the beginning of the term, maintenance grants are deposited straight into your bank account. Although you are not required to pay them back, any money you get will lower the amount of the Maintenance Loan you might be eligible for should you decide to apply for one as well.

General info

Student finance for undergraduate degrees covers:

- Tuition fee Loan - £9250 per year. This money goes directly from the Student Loan Company to the University (you don’t touch this money).
- Maintenance loan: covers your own expenses and living costs.
- £9706 per year in you live outside the London
- £13000 if you live in London
The maintenance Loan goes directly to your account and you can do with this money whatever you want.

If you have pre-settled status you need to work and keep working during the status.
If you have a settled status you don’t need to work.

The loan is provided by the UK government and covers 100% of the tuition fees charged by universities. The repayment rules are very favourable.

More information can be found on the government website:

Enrolling for July & September 2023

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