BSc (Hons) Computing Science

Our computing science degree will teach you how to design, build and analyse computer systems. Study with us and be at the forefront of the computing science industry.

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021, January 2022, September 2022, January 2023
  • Duration 36 months or 48 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code G400
  • Study abroad opportunities


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Our modern world works because of computer scientists. It’s a world where the vast majority of global money exists only on computers and a computer can tell a fake smile from a real one. By 2020, an estimated 31 billion devices will be connected to the internet.

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.

According to the 2020 ScotlandIS Scottish Technology Industry survey, about 100,000 people are working in digital technologies professions. This is a growth of 9% since 2016. The growth has been strongest in web design and development, IT business analysts, architects and systems designers, programmers and software development professionals. Our 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.

Here at Stirling, you can enjoy access to a vibrant community with an active Computer Club that supports projects and activities for those interested in Computer Sciences, including the organisation of a Hackathon.

Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

When you graduate with a BSc (Hons) Computer Science, you’ll be fully accredited by the British Computer Society, making you a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) - the Society’s professional member level.

Prizes or awards

Each year we offer the following prizes:

  • Outstanding performance in 1st year Computing Science modules
  • Outstanding performance in 2nd year Computing Science modules
  • Outstanding performance in 3rd year Computing Science modules
  • Outstanding performance in 4th year Computing Science modules
  • A Faculty research prize for an outstanding research project
  • BCS Glasgow prize: Best honours project

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What our students said

Constantinos Constantinou
Constantinos Constantinou
BSc (Hons) Computing Science
I love the practical material that university provides us with, which I think is the best way to learn anything about computing. My degree provides summer placements for students and there is a lot of preparation for the future career during the four years of studying, which I think will have a great impact to my future career.
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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.
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