Find a full list of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses on this page. For more information follow the appropriate course link. 

Welcome to computing at Plymouth

Computing has become a core enabling technology that underpins society - from the Internet, mobile apps, and gaming to cloud computing, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. Whilst computing supports an industry of its own, the use and application of computing spans across industries, including finance, business, health and engineering, to name but a few. This provides enormous opportunities for innovation, creativity and employment.

Computing at the University of Plymouth is the embodiment of this passion to develop, create and innovate with a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees focused upon producing the next generation the computer scientists and engineers. With a rich history in providing excellent research and industry informed teaching, our graduates have excellent employment opportunities and are led through their learning by experienced research and commercially active staff. This ensures students are kept at the cutting edge of technological development and go into industry primed with the right skills, knowledge and mindset to succeed.

Undergraduate courses

BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security (Full-time)

Cybersecurity has become essential component in computing, from securing governments and financial institutions against on the onslaught of thousands of daily malware threats to social engineering and ransomware attacks on individuals. This degree will provide a holistic and comprehensive analysis of the threats, countermeasures and technologies to enable graduates to design, development and implement secure systems. Grounded in the foundations of computer science, the course will build upon this knowledge to produce industry relevant and capable cybersecurity graduates.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science  (Full-time)

Do you want to understand how a computer really works? You'll gain technical skills in computational theory, software development on a variety of devices and platforms, database development, computer hardware and networking. This degree has a strong emphasis on practical skills which are extremely useful in the workplace.

MSci (Hons) Computer Science (Full-time)

Immerse yourself in Computer Science for four years and give yourself a UK masters level qualification. From the foundations of computer science and database development to artificial intelligence and games development, you’ll develop a wide variety of skills.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year (Full-time)

Fascinated by computers, programming and the endless possibilities of the web? Perhaps you've shown evidence of good academic potential, but don’t have sufficient qualifications or have been out of formal education for a while. This new four year degree route incorporates a foundation year and will develop your computing skills and knowledge.

BSc (Hons) Computing (Full-time)

Provides the ideal preparation for a professional career in software development. You’ll develop the hands-on technical skills that are currently in demand by employers, as well as appropriate foundations in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Information Systems to support you in the long term.

BSc (Hons) Computing & Games Development (Full-time)

Create your own apps, indie releases and serious games and build your profile as a software developer. This course will challenge you to innovate in the games sector while honing your software development skills and working for real clients on live projects.

Degree Apprenticeship: BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

Four specialist routes that equip you with precise skills needed to excel in some of the most in-demand digital and technology careers in the UK. This Degree Apprenticeship has been specifically designed by employers.

The course provides a flexible alternative to traditional university study - you will be earning a wage while studying for a full honours degree.

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Placements are a critically important element of your degree course, and the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is very well linked to both local and national companies - from Plymouth City Council to the BBC and IBM. You will gain valuable experience in the industry and get paid for your experience.

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"The opportunity to apply your learning in the real world is invaluable. It will greatly benefit your learning in preparation for your final year, employability and hopefully final year grade." 

John Clarke, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, at Thomson Reuters