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The IT and computing industries are dynamic, fast-moving and constantly in need of qualified professionals. This foundation degree equips you with the skills that employers seek in graduates, and will open up opportunities for you in both the public and private sectors, not just in the United Kingdom but all over the world.

The course reflects industry trends with a mix of programming paradigms, hardware and networking, systems analysis and databases, client and server web development and various other topics, all of which are relevant to modern industry. This will enable you to progress and succeed within today’s IT and computing sector by ensuring that you can readily transition into professional practice.

Course details
Entry Requirements
What will I learn?

Ucas Code: G400

Award: FdSc awarded by University of Plymouth

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Year 2 Studies
Careers & Employability

Upon successful completion of this foundation degree you may progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Computing degree at the University of Plymouth. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Alternatively, you could consider employment in a number of fields. A degree in computing offers a wide range of career opportunities, in areas such as systems analysis, programming, database development, network administration, web technologies and programming for mobile and entertainment systems.

Potential Job Roles

"The FdSc Computing course was recommended to me, and the broad range of subjects covered made it a fantastic way of developing my skills. I received excellent support from my tutors, who were always helpful, and there were valuable vocational trips, such as visiting technology conventions in London."Luke Mills

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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