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Glasgow Caledonian University Computing

BSc (Hons) Computing

Study Computing at GCU and find degree level IT jobs or progress to postgraduate computing studies. You will develop skills in programming, web development, software development, cloud computing and project management.This IT course is flexible. HND holders can apply directly into year 3 and there are opportunities for you to specialise in areas such as mobile development, software security, big data or UX user experience design.

Graduate with a BSc Computing from GCU and go on to enjoy degree-level IT roles such as software developer, web developer, project manager and IT technical support. Take your skills around the world with global recognition of the degree’s accrediting body; The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).

Study computing at GCU if:

  • you want a degree that opens up a number of IT professions to you
  • you want the flexibility to find a specialism that suits you, from disciplines such as project management, programming and UX design
  • you are looking for a study environment that gives you access to industry experts and practices
  • you want the opportunity to study abroad
  • you want a degree that is accredited by the globally recognised Chartered Institute for IT

Course Details

BSc (Hons)
2 – 4 Years
Start Date
18 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Year 1

SQA Higher: BBBB plus Nat 5 English and Maths at C

A level: CCC plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4

ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3. Maths and English is required at Ordinary Level O2 if not taken at Higher Level.

IB Diploma: 24 points BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant Computing subject at DMM

BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at MMM

Year 2

A Level: 120 UCAS tariff points inc min D in Computing or Maths

BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing including Maths at DDM

Year 3

HND Computing (Software Development) including either: Database Design Fundamentals; Relational Database Management Systems; or Database Design and Programming in SQL.

Plus* either Software Development: Developing Websites for Multiplatform Use or Web Development Dynamically Generated Content.


HND Computer Science including: Software Development: Object Oriented Programming; Software Development: Object Oriented Analysis and Design; Software Development: Data Structures.

It is expected that successful applicants would have achieved grade A in both of the level 7 and level 8 Graded Units which make up their group award profile.

*Applicants without this requirement may still be eligible for entry, but will have a restricted elective pathway choice.

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

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