The four-year extended degree course includes a foundation year (Year 0) allowing you to study core subjects, including programming and mathematics, in a highly supportive environment that will give you the confidence and knowledge to join the full honours degree course at the right level.
You’ll gain the kind of solid theoretical, problem-solving and analytical preparation that gives you a strong basis for future success. The extra year really makes a difference, and students on the extended degree have gone on to obtain a first class honours followed by immediate highly paid employment.
You’ll also have access to world class facilities such as our CISCO labs, IT security and forensics lab, creative technology labs, technology tower, electronics and microprocessor labs.
A continuous assessment approach is adopted including regular online quizzes, lab-based tests, short answer tests, as well as individual and group assignments. Diagnostic and other formative assessments help students and staff identify where individual support is needed, for example, our maths and programming clinics.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
- Cyber Security Fundamentals (core, 30 credits)
- Design and Communication Skills (core, 30 credits)
- Mathematics (core, 30 credits)
- Programming (core, 30 credits)
After the course
If you satisfactorily complete Year 0 and reach the necessary academic criteria, you can progress to year one of many of our computing, technology or mathematics-based BSc (Hons) courses.
Completion of the honours degree opens up a huge range of career options, as well as a route into further specialist training or postgraduate study. Our graduates are working as programmers, network engineers, mathematicians, web designers and many other roles in many other industries all over the world.
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.