UWS Clearing

Computing Science


BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time, 5 years full-time (sandwich), typically 6 years part-time

Dumfries, Lanarkshire, Paisley

September 2023


About the course

Open up a world of opportunities in the computing sector with UWS’s BSc (Hons) Computing Science programme. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of this industry thanks to the topics covered on this programme, which include:

  • Software development processes and technologies
  • Programming
  • Software modelling tools
  • Object-oriented analysis
  • Web service development
  • Databases

Careers available in this dynamic industry include software developer or software engineer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, database designer, IT consultancy and technology sales.

This course (Paisley & Lanarkshire deliveries only) is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) as fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and, on behalf of the Engineering Council, as fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Part-time students must complete their studies within 6 years to gain BCS recognition.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths or Computing Science or equivalent 
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths or Computer Science
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM or Access to Engineering – BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Computing Science
  • A levels: either BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Computer Science
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computing (must include pass in Computer Programming modules) or Computing Science or Software Development
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Computer Science (including passes in modules containing Computer Programming and Databases) or Software Development or Computing: Software Development

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.