International Foundation Year - Computing (IFY)

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International Foundation Year - Computing (IFY)

This study route is designed to introduce international students to higher education while experiencing life abroad in the UK. It aims to prepare you with a deeper understanding of academic culture that will allow you to flourish in your chosen degree studies.

It will offer you the chance to:

  • Develop computing skills through teaching methods focused on hands-on, interactive learning through case studies and more.
  • Develop the appropriate level of academic language, study skills, and content knowledge to meet the entry requirements of your progression degree program.
  • Acquire a strong, critical approach to real-world problems specific to language and education skill levels, as well as be allowed ample opportunities to reflect upon your learning.
  • Enhance your academic English and learning with English modules taught first to set you up for success as you go into your computing modules later on.
  • Learn computing functions relevant to professional career tasks, including troubleshooting, testing, and understanding internet privacy concerns.

Progression degrees

The Computing International Foundation Year (IFY) can help support you with a selection of degree specialism in this field. It also aims to prepare you with the necessary toolkit to be successful while heading into your chosen degree. It will help you take a critical approach to your studies, reflect on your learning, organize your studies, and be a strong, independent learner.

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 4.0 entry: 4.0 overall (with no component lower than 4.0)
  • IELTS 4.5 entry: 4.5 overall (with no component lower than 4.0)
  • IELTS 5.0 entry: 5.0 overall (with no component lower than 4.5)
  • IELTS 5.5 entry: 5.5 overall (with no component lower than 5.0)

UKVI or SELT equivalent will be required for IELTS 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 entry.

Career Prospects

On successful completion, you will be eligible to progress onto one of the following Coventry University degrees (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria):

  • Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence BSc/MSci (Hons)
  • Computer Science BSc/MSci (Hons)
  • Computing BSc (Hons)
  • Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security BSc/MSci (Hons)
  • Games Technology BSc (Hons)
  • Interactive Media and Web Technologies BSc (Hons)
  • Information Technology for Business BSc (Hons)

Course Details

In choosing to study Computing IFY, you will develop your English academic language skills through up to three diverse skill modules, depending on your IELTS entry level. You will then study three subject-specialist modules. These modules will provide a strong framework for your continued studies toward your chosen higher education degree.

Year One

Introduction to Academic Language and Skills
Developing your Academic Language and Skills
Success in Academic Language and Skills
Hardware and Workshop Fundamentals
Software Fundamentals
Internet Fundamentals

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