School of Computing


BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing is a degree for people who are creative, problem-solvers, good team-players and who enjoy a challenge. It is about the satisfaction of software development, not about office applications. This degree covers a wide range of subject areas, but the underlying philosophy is the recognition that in the development of software the true professional adopts an engineering approach, with all the implications this has for rigour and quality. You have the possibility to do an optional placement year.

BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

This course will allow you to develop excellent technical and theoretical skills encompassing the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data recovered from computer based devices such as PCs, mobile phones, tablets, network equipment and other data storage devices to establish factual evidence in a manner that is admissible in a court of Law. This degree also provides essential legal, courtroom and advocacy skills required for legal or commercial use.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Through this course, you will learn the main areas of the discipline, including Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Information Security and Data Analytics, as well as Computer Systems, Computer Architecture and Data Structures. This degree will also allow you to learn about the impact of technology on individuals, organisations and society.

BSc (Hons) Computing Systems

The overall aim of the course is to provide a broadly based education in computing systems that will produce graduates equipped to apply best practice in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations. This will enable graduates to embark on a professional career in computing with specific vocational skills relevant to local industry needs. The course will also help meet industry’s current shortage of high quality graduates in computing, particularly those with software development skills.

BSc (Hons) Games Software Development

This course will allow you to study the skills and techniques demanded by the industry, such as programming, especially in C++, software engineering and mathematics, optimisation and the use of games hardware on desktop, consoles and mobile platforms. You will also learn advanced programming skills, 3D mathematics, industry standard APIs, programming for the PlayStation® platforms, technologies and hardware architectures, project management techniques and tools used within the games industry, introduction to game design, ethics, game industry business models, 3D graphics and modelling packages.

BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies

The course addresses the underlying principles of modern computing technology, its role in helping to solve real-world business problems and the critical issues in its effective management. A graduate would be equipped with skills for the development, maintenance, evaluation and management of computing systems in a range of organisations, typically in the context of IT departments in public or private sector organisations. The course allows a one year professional practise to allow you to develop your skills and put into practise what you have learned the two first years.

BSc (Hons) Informatics

Informatics is a wide-ranging computing science degree (from programming and engineering large software systems, to the design and evaluation of human-computer interfaces, algorithms, computer and network systems, and information retrieval and storage systems). It allows for students to specialise in their chosen topics in later years. Computing Science at Glasgow is ranked second for student course satisfaction in the UK.

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