Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Computer Science
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Entry requirements
A minimum of 2 A levels. Excluding general studies.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: MMP
12 Unit BTEC National Certificate/QCF Diploma: DM

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All Access courses: pass Access course (any subject) including GCSE English and mathematics grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate: 24 overall – English and mathematics must be included.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary

A levels: from minimum of 2 A levels. Excluding general studies. GCSE mathematics grade B/6. If you have a grade C/4 in mathematics please contact admissions.

International Baccalaureate: 30 overall – English and mathematics must be included. 

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All Access courses: 33 credits at merit and/or distinction and to include at least 12 level 3 credits in mathematics with merit. Including GCSE English and mathematics grade C /4 or above or equivalent. If mathematics not included please contact the admissions team at admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Other qualifications will be considered individually; please contact us for information.

GCSE: English language grade C, mathematics grade B. If you have a grade C in mathematics please contact us.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Note:
 we will accept students onto year 2 or year 4.  Please contact us for further information.