International Foundation - Computer Science

General

Program Description

International Foundation Year is designed for students who either do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry (English level, school qualifications, etc.) or would like to gain additional subject or academic skills confidence prior to the start of their degree course.

International Foundation in Computer Science provides an introduction to the IT world and guarantees progression onto BSc (Hons) Computer Science or BSc (Hons) Software Engineering (subject to meeting the required criteria).

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The educational aims of the programme are to:

  • Develop students’ fundamental knowledge and understanding of the relevant disciplinary elements in computer science and related fields.
  • Develop in students a broad range of transferable academic literacy, research and analytical skills to succeed in undergraduate study.
  • Ensure that students have attained the prescribed level of English language competency to succeed on specified Lancaster University undergraduate programme.
  • To prepare students to operate effectively and autonomously within the framework of higher education.
  • Develop students’ graduate attributes to optimise future employability prospects in a global environment.

The programme is subject to final confirmation and all applicants will be kept fully up to the date of any changes to the delivery of learning outcomes associated with the International Foundation Year. Please note that the list of topics is not exhaustive.

Modules

Module Credit Points
Academic English and Skills 45
Introduction to Computing and Programming 20
Application Development 20
The Evolution of Computing and Communications 15
Mathematics for Computer Science 20

Progression Options

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Computer science is a dynamic discipline with a diverse range of applications and career paths. This programme explores the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science, allowing you to develop well-rounded professional and technical skills.

The Computer Science programme is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and provides you with the knowledge and skills required to become a computing professional.

Modules will include:

  • Digital systems
  • Software development
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Information systems
  • Advanced programming
  • Computer networks
  • Software design
  • Human-computer interaction

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Software Engineers are programming architects, who apply computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis to the design and development of large, complex, and critical software systems.

This programme provides you with a comprehensive grounding in computer science while equipping you with the specialist skills required for a profession in software engineering and design.

Year One/Two will be in line with the modules studied within the BSc (Hons) Computer Science. However, in Year Three students will specialise in software design, development and engineering.

Modules will include:

  • Digital systems
  • Software development
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Information systems
  • Advanced programming
  • Computer networks
  • Software design
  • Human-computer interaction

Entry requirements

Please note that at present we are only able to accept non-EU students aged 18 years and over on enrolment. This age requirement does not apply for EU students or under 18 students living in Germany. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

English

The language of instruction at Lancaster University Leipzig is English. To enter the International Foundation Year, you must be able to demonstrate you are suitably proficient in English. The table below lists the IELTS results (or equivalent) that you need to enter our courses.

Please note that proof of German language is not required.

  • IELTS Academic: 5.5. No band below 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 72
  • Pearsons: 51
  • Country specific: For a full list of accepted English language tests/levels, please visit the Lancaster University website.
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Lancaster University Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University, UK. LU Leipzig offers a range of degree programmes, with the university committed to providing the same academic quality and fu ... Read More

Lancaster University Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University, UK. LU Leipzig offers a range of degree programmes, with the university committed to providing the same academic quality and fully rounded student experience as in the UK. Lancaster University´s operation in Leipzig has been approved by the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts. The campus is located in the heart of the City of Leipzig and welcomes both German, EU and international students. Read less