Computer Science

University of Strathclyde


Year 1: learn foundation skills such as programming and computer systems organisation and look at the concepts of computation and information; you also take a business technology class.

Year 2: subjects include algorithms, databases, logic, the analysis and design of systems, and how to ensure that the systems are usable; as well as developing your programming skills further.

Years 3 and 4: study more specialised areas and take part in a group-based software development project as well as an individual project; classes include Mobile App Development, Computer Security, Artificial Intelligence, Information Access and Mining, Digital Forensics and programming Language Definition & Implementation; between years 3 and 4 and/or years 4 and 5, MEng students undertake a 12-week paid industrial placement, working in a software systems development team either in the UK or abroad.

Year 5: (MEng only): group project to design, implement and market a sizeable software system using some of the practices encountered during the industrial placement; further selection of specialist classes such as Big Data Technologies, Machine Learning for Data Analytics, Designing Usable Systems, Information Systems Architecture and Advanced Topics in Software Engineering.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AAAA or AAABB including Maths plus English at National 5. Higher English and Computing Science preferred.

Widening access entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB including Maths plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred.

A Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted in place of a non-essential Higher.

Start Date






Study Method

Full time



Course Length

5 years


Faculty of Science


Computer and Information Science

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT