Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Computing (with Foundation Year)

4 years
5,500 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / Germany , United Kingdom
Arden University

Program description

Data analysis, cloud-based technologies, programming, and website development and authoring will be covered. It offers two professional paths. Data mining/analysis and programming abilities can help students find technical jobs. Or, if you want a management job in IT, you can mix technical and management talents.

Arden's degree courses with foundation year give you the extra support and supervision you need to enter higher education confidently. Our foundation courses are a terrific method to join higher education if you don't fulfill our bachelor's degree entry requirements or if it's been a long since you were in formal education and want to revisit essay writing and research. After your foundation year, you can continue your computing degree.

Your computing degree with foundation year sets you up for any number of possible career paths after graduation. Here are some of the professions that previous Arden graduates have gone on to explore:

  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Programming/coding
  • IT security management
  • Teaching and lecturing

Program structure


Foundation Year 

  • Modules for July 2023
    • Using Numeracy, IT and Data
    • Research Skills & Using Information
    • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
    • Developing Academic Skills
    • Structure of Business
    • Technology in Organisations
  • Modules from September 2023 onwards
    • Preparing for University Success
    • Exploring the Business Environment
    • Advancing your Academic Skills
    • Becoming an Effective Leader
    • Planning for Your Future Success
    • Investigation & Innovation Project

 Year 2

  • Introduction to Academic Skills and Professional Development (Core)
  • Introduction to Computer Systems and Security (Core)
  • Introduction to Databases (Core)
  • Introduction to Programming (Core)
  • Introduction to Web Authoring (Core)
  • Productivity and Collaboration Tools for Learning and Work (Core)

Year 3 

  • Human Computer Interaction (Core)
  • Data Analytics and Visualisation (Core)
  • IT Project Management (Core)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (Core)
  • Then choose 2 from:
    • Advanced Databases (Elective)
    • Digital Business (Elective)
    • Object Oriented Programming (Elective)
    • Ethics, Quality and Sustainability in Technological Environments (Elective)

Year 4

  • Data Mining (Core)
  • Managing Innovation and Change (Core)
  • Computing Project (Core)
  • Choose 2 from:
    • Information Security Management (Elective)
    • Technology Entrepreneurship (Elective)
    • Distributed and Cloud Computing (Elective)
    • Web Application Development (Elective)


In Berlin Study Centre (Germany)

  • Fee per level - 10,500 EUR

Studying Online

  • Foundation year fee - 4,000 GBP
  • Fee per level - 5,500 GBP

Requirements for applicants

  • Passes at grade C (grade 4) or above in three subjects at GCSE level OR 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent – if your qualifications are older than 3 years we would also ask to see a professional CV.
  • Applicants may be considered based on a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience evidenced with a CV and Reference. 
  • We also offer this course as a standard bachelor’s degree without foundation year.

Candidates for our computing with foundation year undergraduate degree are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) which tells us about your motivation for studying this course. You may also be invited to attend an interview to demonstrate your ability to study the course successfully.

This statement should include:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Why you’ve chosen your particular course
  • Any long-term goals or career aspirations

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

About the university

Arden University provides flexible and accessible higher education. From our beginnings in 1990 as the online learning partner for British institutions, we've developed to provide both online and blended learning degree programmes that match the needs of modern living. We offer more than 90 career-focused degrees, many of which are recognised by the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation, the Association for Project Management, and others.

Our mission is to shape business. You choose the self-development course and learning style, and we'll provide you the skills and insight to succeed.

Many of our students work, have families, and other commitments while studying, yet they require a Degree, Master's, or MBA to maximize their career. We love offering students the flexibility to study and attain their goals, even when they're too busy to visit a study center or be on a schedule. Learn what our students think by clicking the link below. They're all distinct people who've realized their goals through studying with Arden. We hope you'll join.

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