Digital technologies are the driving force behind the changing the world we live in. All businesses and organisations need digital skills and knowledge to survive and technology is needed in almost every job from financial services, healthcare, creative industries, sports and much more.


In Scotland, there are over 76,400 people working in digital technology in sectors like creative industries, sciences and the environment.  By 2024, the workforce is expected to grow by 5,300 people and across the UK technology employs 2.93m people, which has almost doubled in 2 years.


  • Our innovative BSc Applied Software Development degree has been developed in collaboration with IBM, to help you develop the skills, knowledge, creativity and confidence to be successful within this field
  • In years three and four of the BSc (Hons) Computing you can choose to study for a generic degree in computing or you can specialise in software development or technical support. This will allow you to exit at the end of the fourth year with a BSc (Hons) Computing (Networking and Cybersecurity) or BSc (Hons) Computing (Software Engineering)
  • Our BSc (Hons) Interactive Media offers students the experience of working on exciting live projects with real world clients
Casey Smith, HNC Computing content Casey Smith

Casey Smith, HNC Computing

" I chose UHI after speaking with Skills Development Scotland at my school. I knew I wanted to study something around computing but that it had to be local to me. They suggested UHI as they offer a range of computing courses right on my doorstep. Continuing on with my studies will allow me to develop my skills and gain experience in a variety of areas. Having this versatility and knowledge will no doubt be useful for my career. "

Jordan Mackay, HNC Computing content Jordan Mackay

Jordan Mackay, HNC Computing

“ I did not consider any other universities, as I lived nearby. I found the style of teaching helpful, and I believe what I have learned in my studies will help me as I pursue a career in games development. "

Andrew French, BA (Hons) Interactive Media content Andres French

Andrew French, BA (Hons) Interactive Media

“ I enjoyed the HNC and HND at Moray College UHI and decided to progress onto the degree. I also run my own business AJF Web Design ( and was able to carry on working while studying. I’ve managed to use almost everything I learned on the courses in the real world; it has particularly improved my business and helped me to offer a better service to my clients. Out of all the units, I think I got the most from the graphic design element. Our lecturer had a great knowledge of the industry and such a passion for what she did that it was hard not to enjoy everything about those classes. ”