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.
Business Information Technology BSc (Hons)
Want to work in business analysis, IT consultancy, information systems management or development? Our Business Information Technology degree could be for you.
Computer Games Development BSc (Hons)
If you aspire to set up your own game studio or to work as a programmer in an established studio, look no further than our Computer Games Development degree.
Computer Games Programming (Virtual Reality) BSc (Hons)
Learn the graphics, mathematics, physics, data representation and simulation concepts that will make you stand out as a VR specialist in the games industry.
Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons)
Aimed at aspiring programmers, our Computer Games Development degree will show you how to create exciting games with professional hardware and software tools.
Computer Networks (top-up) BSc (Hons)
This top-up degree allows you to build on your previous studies in the area of computer networking to gain a BSc (Hons) in Computer Networks.
Computer Networks and Security BSc (Hons), MSci
Our Computer Networks and Security degree is designed to equip you with excellent technical knowledge and skills in computer networks and communications.
Computer Science BSc (Hons), MSci
Take a look at our Computer Science degree if you are interested in how computers work or want to use micro-processors to control devices from robots to cars.
Computing BSc (Hons)
Our Computing degree gives you the flexibility to study a wide variety of computing topics, and also allows you to specialise in particular areas of interest.
Computing (top-up) BSc (Hons)
Top-up your existing knowledge and skills on our most flexible Computing degree, designed to be tailored to your specific areas of interest.
Cyber Security BSc (Hons)
Our Cyber Security degree will give you the knowledge you need to become a specialist within the important and growing area of cyber security.
Forensic Computing BSc (Hons)
Our Forensic Computing degree covers areas like fraud investigation, litigation and auditing, as well as the wider field of computing hardware and software.
Network Computing BSc (Hons)
Our Network Computing degree will give you the practical skills and academic knowledge to become a qualified networking expert and excel in the industry.
Software Engineering BSc (Hons), MSci
Our Software Engineering degree will ready you for a career in software development using a variety of languages and platforms. Perfect for keen programmers.
Web Design BSc (Hons)
Explore cutting edge web development technologies and techniques on our Web Design degree. You'll learn how to create professional and intuitive web interfaces.
Web Development BSc (Hons), MSci
Our degree in Web Development lets you explore industry standard technologies and techniques. Learn how to create professional and secure websites.
Web Development (top-up) BSc (Hons)
Build on your past studies with our Web Development top-up degree. You'll explore industry standard design and development technologies, methods and languages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Application programmer
- IT systems analyst
- Software engineer
- Web programmer
- Web developer
- Advertising agency staff
- Network technology manager
- Network administrator
- Games 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.
- BAE Systems
- Hewlett Packard
- Synectics Solutions