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Undergraduate Pathway in Computer Science

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This pathway will help you gain the skills and knowledge on the core concepts needed to understand computing and their application in organisations. With the fast-changing pace of technological advances, you will experience learning at an individual as well as group level, ranging from report writing to designing your own business web page.

Your Pathway to Brunel University London.

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Your pathway to Brunel University London:

High School
Stage 1

University Foundation

Stage 2

First Year University Studies

Stage 3

Second Year University Studies

Stage 4

Final Year University

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Course content

Students on all Brunel computer study degrees develop a range of skills valued by employers such as communication, critical thinking, analysis, teamwork, career planning and project management. Each programme has a strong contemporary feel and relates theory and concepts to the practical issues facing employers and employees in the 21st Century. Successful completion of the degree can lead to career opportunities in marketing, enterprise, business accounting, accountancy, business operations, HRM, finance, recruitment consulting and other graduate level job depending on which degree path is followed after the Foundation study is completed.

The programme syllabus is designed around the acquisition of core academic skills and literacy development that underpins successful higher education outcomes: academic research, ICT, critical thinking and the promotion of self-awareness.

In-course written, reading, listening and oral assessment is built in to modules through general interaction between tutors and students through small group tutorials or individual tutorials/appraisals.

Typical Foundation Modules:

  • Business Mathematics/ Mathematics for Economics and Finance
  • Economics
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 1
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of ICT
  • Statistics

Typical First Year Modules:

  • Data and Information
  • Group Project Lab
  • Group Project Lecture
  • Group Project Tutorial
  • Information Systems and Organisations
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 2
  • Introductory Programming
  • Logic and Computation

This is an intensive programme with a minimum 16 hours per week and a corresponding number of ongoing assessment tasks designed to provide a scaffolded structure for students at this entry level to Higher Education.

This course can be studied Foundation: 2 semesters, First year: 2 semesters full-time, starting in September.

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Careers and your future

Computer Science graduates are among the most highly employable in today's job market. 

With the ability to handle the increasing demands of scientific, technological and commercial development in the 21st century, you'll be in high demand with the wide-ranging companies and organisations increasingly dependent on computer technology.

You might start out as a general analyst or programmer, or join a consultancy firm. These are often the first steps towards setting up your own business.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for household names including Microsoft, IBM and Toshiba.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 entry

£9,250 Domestic Foundation Studies
£11,500 EU Foundation Studies
£17,450 International Foundation Studies

£9,250 Domestic First year University Studies
£11,500 EU First Year University Studies
£18,950 First year University Studies

September is the only available intake for EU/Domestic students who are applying for a Student Finance Loan.

All Brunel Pathway College course fees may be subject to a review. Brunel University London fees are a guide only and are subject to change.

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Assessment and feedback