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BSc (Hons)Computing Science

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £17,900 per year
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Overview

This course has a practical, problem-solving approach. You’re taught how to design effective solutions to complex problems. Not only will this course give you the theory, but you’ll get lots of practical experience in how to design, build and analyse computer systems. You’ll also develop a firm understanding of how computers work as well as effective computer programming.

The graduates are highly sought-after. We’ll help you build strong links within the industry and give you the opportunity to take part in a three-month summer placement or a one-year placement. You’ll also have the chance to experience diverse international teaching methods if you choose to study abroad.

Att Stirling, you can enjoy access to a vibrant community. You’ll get exposure to BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) chapters and you can join an active Computer Club that supports projects and activities for those interested in Computer Sciences, including the organisation of a Hackathon.

Programme structure

In Semesters 1-3, students from all three of our computing-related degrees (Computing Science, Software Engineering and Business Computing) take the same core modules in Computing Science. Core concepts include Computational Thinking; Programming Using Java; Social and Professional Issues; Usability and Accessibility of Interfaces; Data Structures, Objects and Algorithms. You’ll also take two further subjects. In Semester 1, you must take a Mathematics module.

Semesters 4-8 cover compulsory modules such as Computer Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Security and Networks. Optional modules include Artificial Intelligence; Web Services; Telecommunications.

Honours students work on an independent project in their final year. The choice of project topic can be motivated by a particular interest that you have and may involve the design and development of a major piece of software, an investigation into a particular research-driven topic, or the development of control software for a hardware device.

Career opportunities

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

- Information systems manager
- Data analyst
- IT consultant
- Multimedia programmer
- SEO specialist
- Systems analyst
- Systems developer
- UX analyst
- Web designer
- Web developer
- Application analyst
- Business analyst
- Database administrator
- Games developer

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States