Undergraduate Computing Degrees

From web design and software engineering to computer networks and cyber security, we're bound to have a Computing degree for you.

Studying with us means you will have access to new facilities and knowledgeable lecturers. We also have strong industry links with the likes of Sony, Cisco, Microsoft, Amazon, Airbus and Juniper. These links ensure that our degrees are relevant, making you in demand when you graduate.

Most of our computing courses are accredited by BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT. Plus our ties with Cisco and Juniper mean you can complete industry qualifications while you're here, giving you an edge in the workplace.

All of our degrees give you the chance to undertake a paid, 12-month industry placement. This will develop your personal and professional knowledge. A dedicated placements team will work with you to find a suitable placement for you. Previous hosts have included Cisco Systems, Amazon and CERN.


What our staff and students say

Staffordshire University taught me both professional and personal skills. With the great placement year I had the opportunity to gain real industry experience, which meant I gained a lot of knowledge both involving programming but also professional and personal skills that I could bring back, and become a much better student.

Anna Ljungberg - Codemasters

Studying at Staffordshire University gave me both a theoretical and hands-on approach to Computing. This, coupled with a placement year applying what I had learnt, put me in good stead after graduation. Employers appreciated the fact that I had a widespread knowledge thanks to my course and had enjoyed the opportunity to apply it with my placement year.

Alex Wright - Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems (UK)

I found the industrial placement year an invaluable experience. The Computer Games Programming degree prepared me well for general software development and I could apply almost everything I'd learnt on the course to developing and testing general software applications whilst on placement.

Christopher Fitzpatrick - Computer Games Programming


Our new state-of-the-art home opened in 2016. Housing new facilities, including over £500,000 in specialist kit, you'll experience our immersive campus.

Our multi-million-pound investment is significant. It ensures you get first-class teaching, learning, research and business environments. It doesn't matter which computing degree you choose.

Data Analytics

You'll use software including Oracle and SQL Server, NoSQL data stores such as MongoDB, and technologies which support Hadoop. You'll also have physical and virtual environments to develop practical skills.


Our Forensic and Security lab contains dual screen PCs bound within a dedicated and isolated network. Our virtual machines and environment, developed in-house, complete the Forensic Computing and Cyber Security Laboratory.

Games Programming

Our labs offer development facilities for multiple platforms, including PS3, Xbox360, Xbox One, phones, tablets and PCs. Underpinning the console specific solutions are development environments for languages including C, C++, C# and Java.


We have three fully equipped Cisco labs with around 340 devices, plus a Juniper set-up which can be incorporated into courses.

Software Development

You'll have access to development environments for desktop, mobile and enterprise applications. Plus access to our iMac lab for iPhone and iPad development and a variety of mobile devices for testing.

Usability Testing

Observations, eye-tracking data and recorded usability video footage can be used to analyse how people interact with software systems such as games, web and mobile applications.

Take a 360 look at our Computing Facilities


We were one of the first UK universities to offer degrees in computing. That was back in 1965. Since then we've innovated degrees to create computing professionals of the future.

Some of our degrees offer the opportunity to study industry-recognised, professional qualifications from Microsoft, Java, and VMWare. Obtaining these extra qualifications can give you a valuable edge on the competition.

We're one of a few to hold Cisco Academy Support Centre and Cisco Instructor Training Centre status. This enables us to embed Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) certifications into some degrees.

All of our courses offer the opportunity to complete a year-long placement in industry. Our dedicated team will work with you to find a suitable placement. Previous students have worked with organisations including Cisco Systems, Amazon and CERN.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Application programmer
  • IT systems analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Web programmer
  • Web developer
  • Advertising agency staff
  • Network technology manager
  • Network administrator
  • Games programmer
  • Programmer

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students.

This work experience may link to your course, or it could be in a broader field. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and practical understanding.

Each year we place around 200 students with leading names in computing in the UK or overseas. If you're looking to have a self-employed placement, we can help you with that too. It will just need approval from our placement team as being suitable for your course.

  • CERN
  • BAE Systems
  • BMW
  • IBM
  • Cisco
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Accenture
  • Police
  • GCHQ
  • Sky
  • Holovis
  • Synectics Solutions