BSc/BSc (Hons) Computing

Undergraduate, Part-time

Computing BSc/BSc (Hons)

This is a flexible managed programme in which you have the chance to customize your course in agreement with your programme leader


One of the unique features of the BSc Computing programme is its flexibility – it puts you in control by allowing you to choose from a range of options from across the computing curricula that we offer here at Edinburgh Napier University.

That said, we do not expect you to make these choices alone – you will have the support of a member of staff to help you choose, and what is more, our staff are available to support you throughout your time with us. A further benefit is that we will allow you to join the programme at an advanced level (i.e. year of entry) depending upon your qualifications and academic background.

This course aims to develop your abilities through understanding, practice and evaluation of practice, while also honing your critical understanding in the computing subject area(s) of your choice.

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Mode of Study:

Part-time (Available as full-time)


6 years

Start date:


Course details

This course is designed as a single honours programme allowing for specialisation towards a range of subject areas across the computing curricula.

The stages of the programme draw entirely on existing modules offered within the University. This allows effective utilisation of existing expertise and the range of options offered to students. This is achieved through a process of advice to and negotiation with students.

In addition, you will develop your creative abilities through practice and evaluation while also developing your critical understanding in your chosen area of computing.

In your final year, you will develop a critical understanding of the human, social, organisational, economic, legal and technological factors which affect, and are affected by computer-based systems.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    Lectures and tutorials.

  • note and pen Assessments

    Variety of assessment methods including essays, practical assignments and exams.


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Minimum year 2


Pass in a related subject with grade B in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC to include Higher Computing.

A Level

BBB to include Computing.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades DDD (Distinction, Distinction, Distinction) in a related subject.

Minimum year 3


Pass in a related subject with grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disabilities)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2021/22 2022/23
Scotland *£305 *£305
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland *£1,157 *£1,157
Overseas and EU *£2,660 *£2,738

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.

Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


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This course prepares you for all computing related jobs, depending on chosen area, including:

  • Software Designer
  • Software Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • In-House Web Design
  • Network Manager
  • Online Security Manager
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