Computer Science and Software Engineering
Computer Science and Software Engineering courses
3rd in Scotland
and Top 10 in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems
The Guardian University Guide 2022
Graduate careers in Computer Science and Software Engineering
Our Computer Science and Software Engineering graduates are in high-demand in the many fields in which computer systems are extensively used and developed. Jobs directly related to a Computer Science or Software Engineering degree include:
- information systems manager
- data analyst
- IT consultant
- multimedia programmer
- systems analyst
- systems developer
- UX analyst
- web designer
- web developer
- application analyst
- business analyst
- database administrator
- games developer
Our graduates emerge from our courses with a wide range of IT skills and knowledge.
Recent destinations for our graduates include KANA, Logica, Microsoft, Agilent, DERA, Marconi Systems, Adobe Systems Inc., Xerox, Google, HSBC, and Scottish Power.
Computer Science and Software Engineering research
We produce internationally excellent research in Computing Science and Mathematics. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) 90 percent of our research was graded as 'Internationally Excellent', with the top five percent judged to be 'World-leading'.
We provide a stimulating and lively environment for students, research fellows and visitors. Our Computing Science division is part of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) - a Scotland-wide pooling initiative to exchange research and knowledge.
We develop and deploy new computational and mathematical approaches to tackle complex real-world problems. Our research explores the interfaces between computer science, mathematics, life and health sciences, as well as management, finance and social sciences.
Postgraduate research opportunities
As a PhD student researching Computing Science at Stirling, you’ll benefit from the support and expertise of leading academics who encourage you to think outside the box and tackle real problems affecting industry and society. See our PhD and MPhil opportunities in: