Computing Degrees

Computing Degrees

The network you need for a career in computing

Our award-winning teaching takes the talent of the future to a whole new level, letting you experience real-world computing while studying for a career in it. Computing at USW is designed not only with the industry in mind, but delivered directly by professional partners and well-connected staff. 

Discover a diverse breadth of digital careers, taught in impressive facilities that replicate the industry itself, and guaranteed to get you noticed within it.

Top in Wales for Computer Science and Information Systems (Guardian University Guide 2024).

Computer Science at USW is ranked top in Wales for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2023)

Why study Computing at USW?

Industry-ready degrees

All our courses are developed in partnership with industry, so you’ll graduate with the skills employers are looking for. What’s more, many qualifications are accredited by professional bodies, such as BCS and The Chartered Institute for IT, so you can be sure that you'll learn the skills to be real-world ready.

Facilities built of the future

You’ll find the very latest hardware and software keeping our courses up to speed, along with dedicated spaces where digital thinkers thrive, including our extra high-powered gaming centre and Digital Investigation Lab, just like those used for computer forensics by law enforcement.

Award winning expertise

We’ve been named Cyber University of the Year at the National Cyber Awards four years in a row (and counting). As well as recognition from the industry, our own students have named Computer Science at USW top in the UK for teaching - NSS 2022 survey

This Is Computing

Meet our Students

Denis dreams of changing technology and bringing positive changes to the field of Computing.

After studying IT at college, he decided to pursue a degree in Computer Science, giving him the opportunity to change technology and bring positive changes to the field.

Industry Placements

Computing Placements

Put theory into practice and kickstart your career. Spend up to a year working in the industry.

Our Research

Our research solves real-world problems, such as keeping electrical vechicle systems safe.

Computing Courses

Undergraduate Degrees

BSc (Hons) Computing

A thorough grounding in the necessary skills to open up a flexible career in computing, accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

BSc (Hons) Computing (Including Foundation Year)

BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology

The development and use of ICT systems in business and industry, focusing on core business technologies in an evolving global environment.

BSc (Hons) Applied Cyber Security

Attacks on computer systems and technology are increasing, making cyber security a growing discipline. With a shortage of experts to deal with the threat, graduates with the right skills are likely to be in high demand.

BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

Authorities can use information stored on digital devices to identify and convict people who break the law. This means that skilled professionals who can gather and interpret digital data are in high demand.

BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics (Including Foundation Year).

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT, this Computer Games Development course offers a skillset that will help you gain employment as a game programmer.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

If your desire is to become a programmer, then a computer science course is perfect for you. You’ll learn about abstraction, complexity, evolutionary change, sharing of common resources, security and concurrency.

BSc (Hons) Computer Security

Accredited by BCS, you’ll understand how computer systems are designed and secured, and learn how to protect them against all kinds of attacks.

Postgraduate Degrees

MSc Computer Systems Security

This specialist Computer Systems Security masters focuses on the technical aspects of computer systems security and systems administration, including penetration testing.

MSc Computing and Information Systems

Designed for people who have little or no previous experience, you will become skilled in programming and learn how to design and implement information systems.

MSc Computer Science

This computer science masters introduces you to a number of software and hardware technologies and their real world applications, equipping you with the skills to solve real-life problems.

MSc Advanced Computer Science

MSc Data Science

The MSc Data Science is designed to support your development of transferable skills and expertise to play a leading role at a technical and practical level in the industry.

MSc Computer Forensics

Our MSc Computer Forensics degree will prepare you for a career in computer forensics and IT security, either at a technical or managerial level.

MSc Applied Cyber Security

This course course will equip you with the latest knowledge and understanding of the cyber threats associated with the use of technology in business and how best to deal with them.

MSc Artificial Intelligence

The AI masters will develop technical training in the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, broadening your existing knowledge and opening up new career paths. 

Masters by Research or PhD

A Masters by Research or PhD in Computing allows you to make an in-depth study of a topic that’s of interest to you. Study full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance.

Upcoming Open Days

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Undergraduate Campus Open Day

Tour our purpose-built computing facilities and see the specialist tools and equipment you’ll have access to.


Undergraduate Campus Open Day

Tour our purpose-built computing facilities and see the specialist tools and equipment you’ll have access to.

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