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
Douglas Barr, lecturer in computing and digital technology, business computing and hospitality content Douglas Barr

Douglas Barr, lecturer in computing and digital technology, business computing and hospitality

“ I’m a software developer specialising in audio programming and digital signal processing, creating tools for composers and sound designers. The software that I have worked on has been used to create the voices for many of the most iconic characters in films, games and tv series over recent years. For the past eight years I’ve also been lecturing at the university alongside my professional work. More recently, I've been engaging with a talented development team on the creation of the new BSc (Hons) Applied Software Development. This ambitious new course, which is delivered in collaboration with IBM, is an exciting development for the university. I can’t wait to see what our students will build. ”

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. ”