IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
TOEFL: 77 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
Our foundation year course is designed to help you progress to a challenging and exciting career in computing or mathematics. Our carefully designed curriculum is particularly suitable for those who want to change direction, perhaps having taken A-levels in arts or humanities subjects, and for mature applicants returning to study. You will quickly find that willingness to learn and determination is more important than prior knowledge.
At Brunel we understand that you may not be ready to decide exactly which area of mathematics or computing you would like to specialise in, so this foundation year gives you the perfect opportunity to decide where your interests lie. You might opt for computer science and work with ever more sophisticated computer technology and information systems. Or you may find yourself drawn to mathematics where you’ll learn to model and solve problems from the worlds of business, finance and science. Once you have successfully completed your foundation year you can progress to any of the following degree programmes:
Business Computing BSc (with the option to specialise in Business, eBusiness, Human Computer Interaction or Social Media)
Computer Science BSc (with the option to specialise in Artificial Intelligence, Digital Media and Games, Network Computing or Software Engineering)
Financial Mathematics BSc/MMath
Mathematics with Computer Science BSc
Mathematics and Statistics with Management BSc
With the grades needed for your chosen computing or mathematics degree course, you progress directly into Level 1 of that degree – there’s no need to re-apply.
We look forward to helping you develop your learning and setting you firmly on the way to your chosen career.
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MA0371 - Statistics
MA0410 - Calculus
MA0422 - Discrete and Decision Mathematics
MA0490 - Study Skills
CS0001 - Introduction to Computing
CS0002 - Programming
CS0601 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
MA0600 - Algebra A
MA0601 - Algebra B
CS0001 - Introduction to Computing
AF0600 - Introduction to Finance and Accounting for Business
Career prospects for mathematics and computer science are excellent. As nearly all businesses today rely on computers, you’ll find that there are opportunities across all of the sectors in large organisations, the public or charity sector or in SMEs. Maybe you want to pursue a career that specifically uses your mathematical, statistical or computing skills or choose a more general career such as management or consultancy. Either way you’ll possess key skills that are highly sought after by business – in fact any industry that uses modelling, simulation, cryptography, forecasting, statistics, risk analysis and probability.
Our combination of work experience and up-to-date teaching means that you will be well-equipped to follow the career you want after graduation.
These are some of the areas where a maths degree is valued highly:
Finance: banking, accountancy, actuarial, tax, underwriter, pensions, insurance
Medicine: medical statistics, medical and epidemiological research, pharmaceutical research
Design: engineering design, computer games
Science: biotechnology, meteorology, oceanography, pure and applied research and development
Civil Service: scientists (‘Fast Stream’, DSTL, DESG), GCHQ, security service, statisticians
Business: logistics, financial analysis, marketing, market research, sales oil industry, management consultancy, operational research
IT: Systems analysis, research
Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year