Undergraduate study2017

Computer Science

Average graduate starting salary of £27,000 – 2014 graduates

Why choose Computer Science at Loughborough?

With over 600 staff and students the Department is a lively community. Students enjoy a stimulating learning and working environment in the multi-million pound refurbished Haslegrave Building, with its state-of- the-art lab facilities, study areas, and seminar rooms.

Research

The Department is active in high-quality, international projects comprising of pure and applied research and is involved in collaborative ventures with industrial and commercial partners. In seeking to identify future developments in computing, these research projects strengthen and inform teaching quality and relevance at all levels.

Assuring quality

We continually monitor course content for quality and make improvements based on feedback from students, senior industrialists and accrediting bodies such as the British Computer Society and e-Skills UK.

Major companies are directly involved in sponsoring our modules, supporting project work and providing insightful guest lectures and a series of prizes throughout the degree courses.

Industry accreditation

Several of our BSc courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), which qualifies graduates for  Chartered IT Professional registration (CIPT). In addition several of our MSci courses have been granted accreditation towards the educational requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) registration. Please see individual courses for details.

Career prospects

Our graduates regularly go on to enjoy fulfilling careers with major national and international companies. In many cases, such careers result from placement years at these companies.

The employment level of our graduates is consistently higher than the national average.

For example, of our students who graduated in 2014 and were available for employment, 93% were in employment or further education after six months.

The quality of employment of our graduates is also reflected by their exceptionally high average salary of £27,000 six months after graduation.

Our students

Karar H

“My course had helped me build a strong foundation and interest in theoretical Computer Science, enabling me to gain valuable skills and techniques for my future career.”

Lizz O

“I enjoy how much my course challenges me. The content is fun and very interactive, and encourages you to be thorough and precise with your work.”

Rebecca A

“In some modules, my course presents the opportunity to put yourself in a real life corporate situation to get the feel of what it would be like to interact with clients within a business.”

Joseph A

“Haslegrave is one of the best computer labs I have seen, with new model macs which are quick and available 24 hours a day.”

Lewis J

“I enjoy the balance between the IT and Business side of my course. I learnt about designing websites but also get to do HR, accounting and management modules.”

Abhishek S

“I’m not the type of person who enjoys going on night outs or to clubs, but the extensive range of societies at Loughborough provide a social atmosphere for everyone.”

Ammar M

“The quality of teaching at Loughborough is absolutely fantastic. ”

Reece C

“I was looking for a university that provided the perfect balance of strong academic reputation and renowned sporting excellence - choosing Loughborough was a no brainer.”

Tarun I

“The labs are brilliant – top of the range iMacs that triple-boot into Windows, OSX and Linux, all of which you will be using at various points.”

Tristan M

“My department building has a really central location and the computer labs have state-of-the-art equipment. Every time I get back to Loughborough it feels like I am home again.”

Ushma B

“As a female studying a male-dominated course it can be slightly intimidating, but inspiration from lecturers and my studies has given me the skills and confidence that I need to perform and achieve.”

Karar H

“My course had helped me build a strong foundation and interest in theoretical Computer Science, enabling me to gain valuable skills and techniques for my future career.”

Lizz O

“I enjoy how much my course challenges me. The content is fun and very interactive, and encourages you to be thorough and precise with your work.”

Rebecca A

“In some modules, my course presents the opportunity to put yourself in a real life corporate situation to get the feel of what it would be like to interact with clients within a business.”

Joseph A

“Haslegrave is one of the best computer labs I have seen, with new model macs which are quick and available 24 hours a day.”

Lewis J

“I enjoy the balance between the IT and Business side of my course. I learnt about designing websites but also get to do HR, accounting and management modules.”

Abhishek S

“I’m not the type of person who enjoys going on night outs or to clubs, but the extensive range of societies at Loughborough provide a social atmosphere for everyone.”

Ammar M

“The quality of teaching at Loughborough is absolutely fantastic. ”

Reece C

“I was looking for a university that provided the perfect balance of strong academic reputation and renowned sporting excellence - choosing Loughborough was a no brainer.”

Tarun I

“The labs are brilliant – top of the range iMacs that triple-boot into Windows, OSX and Linux, all of which you will be using at various points.”

Tristan M

“My department building has a really central location and the computer labs have state-of-the-art equipment. Every time I get back to Loughborough it feels like I am home again.”

Ushma B

“As a female studying a male-dominated course it can be slightly intimidating, but inspiration from lecturers and my studies has given me the skills and confidence that I need to perform and achieve.”