I found that starting in software testing often requires a degree in a computer science related subject, but I can't find any QA only degrees. I understand the importance of prior computing knowledge (and therefore subjects like Computer Science is a relevant and appropriate pre-requisite), but rather than obtaining a degree in a generic field like Computing and Technology, does anyone know of a degree that focuses purely on software testing?
So my question is: Are there any UK-based Universities that teach Software Quality Assurance and Testing? I'm really looking for a course that offers a degree in the field, rather than just a module contained within a more generic course.
Hope that makes sense.
Edit: I've read a few articles on whether the need for Software Testing courses exists or not (here's one from SmartBear) and it seems the community's in two minds about it. Personally, I see courses on Development all the time and, with the rise of technology and the need for Quality Assurance, I'm of the mindset that we should develop careers for Software Testers. I mean, it's a legitimate career and the industry's crying out for more QA, so do you think we should support, encourage and share knowledge with those who want to become testers?