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BSc (Hons) Software Development for Business


GCU is the first university in Scotland to offer this innovative Tech Industry Gold Programme, which is accredited by the Tech Partnership.

The programme has been developed in co-operation with leading UK employers to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a professional software developer.

Studying on this programme you benefit from direct employer engagement in the form of Industry Insight Lectures, project case studies, participation in UK-wide competitions, attendance at employer – student events, work placements and networking opportunities with students from other universities. You will acquire the right balance of technical, interpersonal, project management and business skills needed as a software developer. In addition you will have many opportunities to showcase your abilities to employers.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Career Opportunities

This programme has been designed to prepare you for a career as a software developer; typical job roles include Software Developer, Web Developer, Software Engineer, Programmer, Mobile Applications Developer, Cloud Engineer, System Analyst, Database Developer, Software Tester, IT Consultant or UX Developer.

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l like the mix of theory and practical work with interesting lectures and you get a lot of support and guidance in the lab sessions.

Miao Zhang,

BSc Software Development for Business 

Course Contents

  • Fundamentals of Computing

  • Mathematics for Computing

  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering

  • Web Platform Development 1

  • Programming 1

  • Integrated Project 1

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