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International Stage One - Computing

An undergraduate degree in Computing will provide you with the understanding and ability to design and develop all types of software. This includes the fundamentals of computer science, the principles of programming and algorithms. Computing offers access to a range of future career opportunities such as Software development, Systems Analysis and Information Management.


The IS1 is the equivalent to the first year of a four year Scottish undergraduate degree. This programme is designed to help you develop your academic knowledge and skills within your subject area. You will also focus on improving your English academic literacy in preparation for continuing onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto year two of your degree course at the University of Dundee once you have successfully completed the pathway.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific
modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge
for your chosen field of study.

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Core Modules

Introduction to Software Development

This module will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and basic skills required to design and develop software.

Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms

In this module, students will learn the theory and Java implementation of commonly used data structures in computing and to improve general programming skills by applying these data structures to solve problems.

Core Mathematics

This module provides students with the mathematical terminology, notations, conventions, and units required in Science, Engineering or Computer Science, including algebra, differential calculus, set theory and probability and experimental laws.

Further Mathematics

In this extension module, students begin to study advanced mathematical techniques, problem solving and scenario modelling, including algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry and vectors & forces.

Key Information



4 years:1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Start Dates

January 2024April 2024


Pathway Tuition Fee

£12,995.00 – £19,695.00