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Computer Science and Cyber Security

Computer science and cyber security are integral to everything we do. Study one of our programmes and break into an industry of cutting-edge technologies.

Undergraduate Pathway in Computer Science and Cyber Security

  • You will be learning from the best: accredited Cisco Instructors.
  • RGU was recognised as a top modern university in Scotland for student experience in Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).
  • Degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.


  • 2 semesters


  • September
  • January


  • Aberdeen

Degrees Available

Cyber security professionals are in high demand across the world, and this course will ensure you are industry-ready. Upon graduating, you will have the knowledge, skills and experience to prevent and minimise cyber security threats and incidents. You will also know how to protect critical systems from internal and external threats across a wide range of industries.

Find out more: BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

In choosing Computer Science, you will study object-oriented software design, learn systems development skills and understand how to apply them in practice. This technical knowledge will form the basis for a career as a professional software developer, enabling you to work effectively across a variety of computing platforms.

Find out more: BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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Programme Details

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

You will develop the academic and communication skills needed for success in Higher Education. You will gain independent learning skills and learn to take responsibility for your personal, academic and professional development. You will also learn how to use a range of digital technologies.

Computing Skills

You will learn how to describe computer systems and develop software in a high-level language. You will also learn the skills needed to design, develop and evaluate solutions to problems.

Problem Solving & Modelling

During this module, you will learn about the problems that arise in computing situations and the practical skills needed for an efficient solution.

Computing Information Systems

This module provides a general introduction to information systems, including information architecture and the development of web-based information systems. You will gain practical knowledge of the information system development process and its associated techniques and technologies.

Computer Systems & Networking

You will develop your understanding of the functionality and organisation of the main components in computer systems and networks.

Object Orientated Programming

This module will introduce you to the principles of object-oriented programming, including the modelling, design, implementation and testing of such programs.

In addition to meeting the minimum ICRGU Academic Entry Requirements, students applying for the Computing programmes are required to hold a high school qualification in Maths.

Popular careers

  • IT Security Engineer
  • IT Risk and Fraud Specialist
  • Digital Forensics Expert
  • Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer

Campus Facilities

Robert Gordon University’s beautiful riverside campus provides the perfect learning environment. The School of Computing boasts the following facilities:

  • Nine IT labs
  • 335 desktop workstations
  • A specialist networking lab with kit dedicated to the teaching of network security

Take a tour of our industry-standard facilities and find out what RGU has to offer.

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