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Computing (FdSc, Wiltshire College and University Centre)

Foundation Degree Fd(Sc)

The foundation degree in Computing has been developed by Oxford Brookes University and Wiltshire College and University Centre,.  This course is delivered from our Chippenham Campus.

The course is primarily for people who are currently working or wish to work, in an IT/Computing related field and would like to gain a higher level qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge. It is anticipated that a substantial portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to workplace simulations.

The course is taught at the college, but students will also be enrolled at Oxford Brookes and have access to many of the University’s facilities, including the library, computing services, sports centre and Students' Union.

To find out more about what it is like to study at an Oxford Brookes partner college, visit our partnership course pages.


Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Wiltshire College and University Centre

Course length

  • Full time: 2 years
  • Part time: 3 years

UCAS code


For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200. 2019/20: £7,350.

Home/EU - part time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £4,500. 2019/20: £5,010.

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,200 2019/20: £9,000

International - part time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £5,575

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU & International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Specific entry requirements

You should normally have either

  • a minimum of two years' relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting, along with a line manager's letter of support and recommendation


  • a minimum of one pass at A-level (grade C minimum) or 6-unit Vocational A-level, plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics and English language, or
  • a National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualification, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 qualification.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements

English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

How to apply

International applicants

Apply direct »

For full-time study you can also apply through UCAS.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Find out more

For full details about studying Computing, please visit the College website.