Foundation Year Computing & Maths (Year Zero)


The Foundation Year in Computing and Mathematics is the first year of the four year full time Extended Degree in Computing and Mathematics at Kingston University. The course is aimed at students who may benefit from an introductory year to a Degree course. The Foundation Year is studied at Kingston College, which is some two hundred metres from the main University campus.



Course Content

The Foundation year is made up of four modules each worth 30 credit points. Typically a student must complete 120 credits at level 3 to progress onto level 4 of their intended degree course. All students study one common module; Technical Investigation & Skills together with:
For those intending to follow a computing related degree; modules in: Computer Programming, Computer Hardware and Mathematics.
For those intending to follow a mathematics related degree; modules in: Mathematics (60 credits) and Computer Programming .
Modules are tested through a combination of summative coursework and examination, supported by formative exercises throughout the year.
This course is delivered at the Kingston Hall Road Centre, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston on Thames KT1 2AQ


Entry Requirements

64 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent Level 3 vocational qualifications, plus GCSE A*–C/9–4 in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics. Alternative qualifications or experience will be considered. Successful interview. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please contact Kingston University.

International Entry Requirements:

International Entry Requirements Applications from International Students with equivalent qualifications and IELTS 6.0 (with minmum 5.5 in any component) are welcome. For further information contact Kingston University directly - please see the Additional Information section below.

Duration and Delivery

One year, full time 16 hours a week at Kingston College followed by three or four years at Kingston University, depending on the Degree route taken. The course starts in mid-September.


Successful students will continue their studies on Computing and Mathematics related BSc Honours Degree courses at Kingston University.

Additional Information

Tuition fees 2018-2019: Home/EU students – £7600 / International students - £13000.
Fees Information for International students may be found on the Kingston University web page.

Fees quoted are per year of study and do not include consumables or awarding body fees.

Tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to confirmation and may change.  They are likely to increase in line with inflation each year.

Awarding Body: Kingston University
Institution Code: K84 - Applications should be made through UCAS to Kingston University (K84) for the intended degree route including foundation year.

For further information please contact the Admissions Co-ordinator for Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics at Kingston University on 020 8417 4545 or visit their website


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