Information and communications technology is the force behind every modern business, employing almost 80,000 people in digital technology roles.
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"Thinking about computing? Do it! This is the future; this is where job opportunities are going to be. Human life and human technology is advancing the fastest in this direction. Computing is all around us."
"I applied to Robert Gordon University, however I chose to study at Moray College UHI which was closer to home. The course was a great balance between design and coding. I was really pleased with how involved the lecturers were in my studies and the smaller class sizes helped to give an almost one-to-one tuition. Between my second and third year studies, I was incredibly lucky to get a summer placement at Hunted Cow Studios as a Game Scenario Designer. With the skills that I had gained through my HND course in 3D animation, I was offered a full time position as a 3D artist. I hadn’t really thought about being in the games industry but Interactive Media opened my eyes to the variety of avenues you can progress onto."
"I've enjoyed the environment at the university and found the lecturers more than helpful. I also love the highly practical aspect the degree offers. There are only two exams (one per semester) and the rest is more development or research. Since development is what I wish to go into, it made sense to do a course that heavily focused on the practical aspect and not memory-based exams. My favourite aspect of the course is the practicality of developing software, websites or scripts. It’s cool being able to have an idea and go ahead and make it an actual product. The versatility of what we learn (mobile development, web development, application development) also comes into play as you’re not just stuck with one platform."
The University of the Highlands and Islands is the only university based in our region – Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire. We provide access to undergraduate and postgraduate study and research opportunities through our network of colleges and research centres, offering students a natural, supportive environment during their university studies.
Many of our undergraduate courses are developed in partnership with industry professionals to ensure that our graduates have the skills and experience required by employers. Others capitalise on the unique assets of our region, such as the environment, culture and heritage, and offer progression to research opportunities in these internationally important fields.
With locations spread across the Highlands and Islands, students can choose the university campus that suits. It might be close to home, or offer a course of interest, or there might be something special about a specific location. Students can also choose to create their own campus by studying online, when and where it suits them.
In 2015, 95% of the university’s graduates, who studied with us on a full time basis, entered work or further study (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).