Computing Science and Mathematics

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The University of Stirling’s Computing Science and Mathematics division offers degrees that will give you the academic learning and practical skills needed to shape your career.

Our expertise is invested into everything we do. Our Computing Science courses are accredited by the British Computer Society, and our Mathematics degrees by the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, assuring you quality and excellence.

Our postgraduate degrees focus on innovation and strengthening your knowledge. As a researcher you can immerse yourself in our vibrant community where you will be challenged and inspired to make a meaningful contribution to society.

Study with us

We offer combined undergraduate degrees that give you choice and flexibility to follow your interests, and give you a distinct advantage for pursuing your career. Our highly-rated postgraduate degrees focus on innovation and strengthening your knowledge in computing science or mathematics.

See the undergraduate and Masters degree courses offered in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Postgraduate research opportunities

We offer Phd or MPhil supervision in any of the areas covered by in our division. See the current PhD opportunities in Computing Science and Mathematics.

Learn more about postgraduate research in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

infographic: 3rd in Scotland

3rd in Scotland

for Computer Science and Information Systems

The Guardian University Guide 2022

What our students said

Andrew Hepburn
BSc (Hons) Computing Science
I will always have fond memories of Stirling as a place with beautiful surroundings, where I completed a degree in something I loved, met lots of new people, and worked with a great team of teaching and support staff.
Read Andrew's story

Awards and accreditations

Our Computing Science courses are accredited by the British Computer Society, and our Mathematics degrees by the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications.

BSc single honours graduates are fully accredited by the British Computer Society for the educational requirements of being a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), which is the Society’s professional member level.

Our research

We provide a stimulating and lively environment for students, research fellows and visitors on one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Computing Science is part of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) - a Scotland-wide pooling initiative to exchange research and knowledge.

Computing Science and Mathematics research

Our industry and global connections

We have strong links with Scottish industry through its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) – with members from both Scottish and international companies such as IBM, HSBC and Adobe.

We are a member of The Data Lab, which is an Innovation Centre with the aim of developing data science talent and skills required by the industry in Scotland.

Our MSc Big Data has been developed in partnership with global and local companies who employ data scientists. HSBC have a development centre in Stirling and have provided some very interesting Big Data projects to our students. Amazon’s development centre in Scotland is close by in Edinburgh.

We also have a programme of invited speakers from industry who give the students a chance to ask questions of people who are doing data science every day. Recent companies have included MongoDB, SkyScanner and HSBC.

Connect with Computing Science and Mathematics

Computing Science and Mathematics

Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland UK

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