BSc (Hons) Software Development with Cyber Security

General

Program Description

Overview

We’ve developed our BSc (Hons) Software Development with Cyber Security course with our business partners in the IT sector to help solve their skills shortages. Our computing graduates have an excellent track record in finding well-paid jobs because of our focus on practical expertise.

As you study, you’ll progress from the fundamentals of computer systems and software development to advanced knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Security. You’ll learn everything you need to become a highly employable and sought after IT professional graduate.

We deliver our BSc (Hons) Software Development with Cyber Security in partnership with Forth Valley College to combine the knowledge on both sites. Classes for the first two years will be delivered at Forth Valley College’s campus in Falkirk. Classes for the last two years will be delivered at the University of Stirling campus. Our staff are active in research and work with industry to help the course evolve according to the needs of the ICT sector, both in Scotland and across the world.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 A highly practical degree designed to address a major skills shortage of IT professionals

#2 50 companies from Scottish IT business helped design this course to produce highly-skilled, work-ready graduates

#3 Teaching staff are research-active; bringing fresh knowledge, new ideas and business links.

Course details

This course is a collaboration between Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling You will spend the first two years of this four-year course at Forth Valley College, before transferring to the University for Years 3 and 4. During Year 2 at the College, students will also take a module at the University to support the transition from the college to the University environment. The course contains a compulsory three-month industrial work placement after Year 3.

You’ll carry out an independent project in your final year that will give you the opportunity to develop a major piece of work from initial requirements to final delivery

Within Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling, many staff are involved in research projects in their subject area that allow them to link directly with business and freshen their knowledge.

At Forth Valley College, you’re encouraged to take part in activities that extend and utilise your knowledge. As a STEM-assured (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) college, you can participate in STEM events such as STEM club and STEM Ambassador opportunities.

Fees - 2021/22

  • Overseas students (non-EU): £ £15,100
  • Scottish students: £ 1,820
  • Students from the rest of the UK: £9,250
  • EU Students: £15,100*
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

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