Computing Science

Computing Science


Are you a computer whizz who enjoys digital information? Do you try to understand how computer systems work? Have you tried different computer languages to invent your own interface? Do you want to get into Big Data, the Internet of Things and smart technologies?

Aberdeen is ranked 2nd in Scotland and 5th in the UK for Computing Science – The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Our Degrees

We offer a range of Computing Science degrees which you can read more about below.

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Computing Science at Aberdeen encompasses both the theory as well as the practice of computing with special emphasis given to Distributed Information Systems and Knowledge Technologies.

Helping doctors to treat a newborn baby, analysing the huge volume of data from the human genome, tracking jet engines in flight and ensuring that maintenance is planned accordingly, and making online shopping easier and more secure - these are just some of the challenges that computer scientists rise to every day by using their technical analysis, design and programming skills that they learn at University to create better and more intelligent tools.

The highly relevant curriculum, along with strong industry links, ensures that Computing programme graduates have an advantage in a competitive market place. The British Computer Society (BCS) recognises our Single Honours degrees for professional membership without additional examinations. The employment record of our graduates is excellent with the vast majority entering occupations of their choice within three months of graduation in sectors as diverse as banking, pharmaceuticals and computer game development.

Online Pre-sessional Summer School in Computing

The department provides additional support for new students. The aim is to familiarise students with the learning environment and materials. There are three main parts: Programming, Mathematics, and professional issues. Students learn with the materials online in their own time. Our staff will support and provide help via email and video-conferencing.

  • Our degree programmes are influenced by our internationally recognised research in Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Web Technologies
  • Students are given the opportunity to develop their transferable skills and abilities as independent learners
  • Strong links with industry at local, national and multi-national levels lead to industrial placements (in certain programmes) and ensure relevance of the curriculum

Available Programmes of Study

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