We’ve developed our Applied Computing 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 this course in partnership with Forth Valley College to combine the knowledge on both sites. 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.


We've been awarded five-star excellence for our teaching by the QS World University Rankings 2017/18. At the University, you’ll learn through lectures, small tutorial groups and most of all through laboratory work.


Applied Computing is taught as a very practical subject, and almost all modules include practical assignments. Typically these count for 50 percent of the assessment grade, with the remainder given to the examination.

For an Honours degree, the grades for all advanced modules taken in semesters 5–8 are combined to give your final degree classification.

Work placement opportunities

The course contains a compulsory three-month industrial work placement after Year 3.


Vivien Gallacher, Curriculum Manager

Falkirk Campus
Grangemouth Road

+44 01324 403154



Fees - 2018/2019

  • Overseas students (non-EU) £ 14,460.00
  • Scottish and EU students £ 1,820.00
  • Students from the rest of the UK £9,250
Program taught in:
  • English

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Overseas students (non-EU): £ 14,460 - Scottish and EU students: £ 1,820 - Students from the rest of the UK: £9,250
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