Foundation Certificate in Computing

A foundation course that equips international students with essential computing knowledge and skills. Everything you need to progress to a bachelor’s degree in Computing at the University.

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The foundation classes are comprised of subject modules, study skills and language skills to prepare you for further study at the university.


Successful completion of this certificate to the required level will guarantee your progression to year one of an undergraduate degree at the University of Brighton.

PercentageOver 88% of University of Brighton graduates are in employment or further study within six months of completing their course. This is due, in no small part, to the excellent placement opportunities we offer with a range of employers across the globe including Abercrombie & Fitch, BMW, Nike, Volkswagen and Audi.

  • Language for Study 2
  • Language for Study 3
  • Skills for Study 1
  • Skills for Study 2
  • Skills for Study 3
  • Algorithms, Programming and Data Representation
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physical Sciences

The modules above apply to students on a two-term foundation course. Students who choose a longer course will be able to study additional Language or Enhancement modules.

Start date

We have various start dates throughout the year. See our term dates page or your specific course term dates for details.

Course length

2 – 4 terms.

Academic entry requirements

Successful completion of minimum 11 years of education.
For some countries we require completion of 12 years of education.

English language entry requirements

You will need to show proof of your English language ability by taking an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam.

Language support

UK universities demand a very high level of English from all international students. Students with a lower level of English will be placed on a preparation course that is longer and includes both English language lessons and academic and subject lessons.

Foundation Certificate in Computing – Summer 2016

English language level*
Enrolment start date Course length
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 11 July 2016 2.5 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 31 May 2016 3 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 11 July 2016 3.5 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 11 July 2016 3.5 terms
4.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 31 May 2016 4 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 31 May 2016 4 terms

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