University Of Glasgow Computer Science

By | 2nd June 2017

University Of Glasgow Computer Science

School of Computing Science

About us

     Since 1957, when Glasgow became the first university in Scotland to have an electronic computer, we have built a reputation for the excellence of our Computing Science research and our graduates. Today, our School of Computing Science is one of the foremost in the UK, setting itself the highest standards in research, and research-led learning and teaching.

ailable as MA and MA (Soc Sci) degrees in the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences.

About our degree programmes

  Computing Science and Software Engineering are young and exciting disciplines which are rapidly evolving. They include, amongst other things, theoretical studies of algorithms, experimental investigations in areas ranging from human-computer interaction to network performance, and practical engineering challenges in designing and implementing efficient, reliable software to meet specifications.

Our programmes have consistently been designed to teach fundamental principles of computation and computing systems (e.g. modelling and abstraction, problem-solving, analysis of algorithms, etc), principles that are likely to endure. At the same time, our students gain experience of state-of-the-art computing technologies through practical and project work, and placements where available; but, more importantly, you learn how to adapt to the rapid rate of technological change. In essence, we will teach you how to learn, relearn and be flexible enough to adapt to individual environments within different organisations. We nurture lifelong learners,  teach general principles, and use a range of systems and tools as a medium to achieve this, rather than putting our primary focus on training you to use a specific tool or technology.

University Of Glasgow Computer Science

Graduates with degrees in these areas are highly employable and can look forward to well-paid careers designing and building the digital technologies that underpin the global economy and, indeed, every aspect of human activity from healthcare through music to making the natural environment sustainable.

The first year of our programme is designed to offer students who are new to the area an opportunity to explore and develop their potential. This is especially true of programming, a strong unifying strand throughout all our degree programmes.   There are two routes in first year: one for students with prior programming experience and one for those without.

Our School is rated one of the top Computing Science schools in the UK for research and has been ranked 1st or joint 1st for overall student satisfaction in four of the last nine years in the National Student Survey. Courses are designed and taught by researchers who are leaders in their fields.

We also have strong links with industry. Our degree programmes provide breadth, depth and personal development to create skilled, confident and successful professionals who are highly regarded in the world of work.

Contact us

Sir Alwyn Williams Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8RZ
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 141 330 4256

University Of Glasgow Computer Science

Undergraduate degree programmes

We offer the following Honours degrees.

   It is also possible for you to study for a combined honours degree, combining Computing Science with another subject.  BSc (Combined Honours) degrees can be taken by combining Computing Science with Business & Management, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics.   Other combinations are available as MA and MA (Soc Sci) degrees in the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences.

Postgraduate taught degrees