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Foundation in Computing

Program Overview

This programme is designed to allow you to follow ambitions in either computing or mathematics discipline, choosing from a range of progression options in the School of Computing and Mathematics.


  • Two Semesters


  • January 2024
  • September 2024


  • Keele University International College

Study a computing degree at Keele and you’ll learn the underpinning theories of software, hardware and computing techniques – and how to apply them in the real world. You’ll learn to use technology to create new opportunities and to solve a wide range of problems, benefiting every aspect of society from the home to business, government and beyond.

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Foundation Modules

Foundation in Computing:

Semester 1:

  • English for Academic Study 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Academic and Digital Skills
  • Programming techniques

Semester 2:

  • English for Academic Study 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Business Information systems
  • Practical Methods in Science and Technology



Every PC within the School of Computing and Mathematics has the current hardware and software needed for all modules on the degree programme and provide both Microsoft Windows and the Linux operating system.

Why study in the School of Computing and Mathematics?
  • The School of Computing and Mathematics was established over 40 years ago and is recognised today as being at the forefront of computer science education and research.
  • World-class research in key areas of software engineering, medicine and health, smart energy and engineering.
  • Academics specialise in a wide variety of branches of computing and mathematics, together with a number of postgraduate students and researchers.
Career Opportunities

96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE, 2017).

Recent Keele graduates have gone to work for companies as diverse as Apple, BAE Systems, Barclays, Capgemini, EA Games, Experian, Microsoft and the Ministry of Defence.

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