Computing

Why Plymouth?

  • < British Computer Society (BCS) accredited degrees
  • A Employers of our graduates include: Cisco, GCHQ, IBM, the Met Office and QinetiQ
  • [ Cutting-edge research
  • > 71% of research graded as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF, 2014)
  • ' Placement employers include: BBC, BMW, Hewlett Packard and GlaxoSmithKline

Which undergraduate course?

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Do you want to understand how a computer really works? You'll gain technical skills in computational theory, software development on a variety of devices and platforms, database development, computer hardware and networking. This degree has a strong emphasis on practical skills which are extremely useful in the workplace. 

BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security

This degree enables graduates to design, develop and implement secure systems. Grounded in the foundations of computer science, the course produces industry relevant and cybersecurity capable graduates.

BSc (Hons) Computing

Provides the ideal preparation for a professional career in software development. You’ll develop the hands-on technical skills that are currently in demand by employers, as well as appropriate foundations in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Information Systems to support you in the long term.

BSc (Hons) Computing & Games Development

Create your own apps, indie releases and serious games and build your profile as a software developer. This course will challenge you to innovate in the games sector while honing your software development skills and working for real clients on live projects.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year

Fascinated by computers, programming and the endless possibilities of the web? Perhaps you've shown evidence of good academic potential, but don’t have sufficient qualifications or have been out of formal education for a while. This new four year degree route incorporates a foundation year and will develop your computing skills and knowledge.

Which postgraduate programme?

MSc Cyber Security (Full-time, part-time route available)

The MSc Cyber Security programme is designed for ambitious individuals from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. If you would like to start a career in the lucrative Cyber Security sector, this programme can equip you to do so. Or if you currently work in an IT role and are looking for an academic qualification to help take your career to the next level, this programme is an excellent route to take.

Degree Apprenticeship: BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

Four specialist routes that equip you with precise skills needed to excel in some of the most in-demand digital and technology careers in the UK. This Degree Apprenticeship has been specifically designed by employers.

The course provides a flexible alternative to traditional university study - you will be earning a wage while studying for a full honours degree.

Find out more about earning and learning in the workplace