Computer Science

Computer Science is a rapidly evolving and increasingly important field, pervasive in almost all areas of science and modern day life. Computer Science graduates are therefore in high demand across a diverse range of industries, as is reflected by the success and exceptionally high starting salaries of our graduates.

Why choose Computer Science at Loughborough?

With over 600 staff and students the highly ranked Computer Science 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.

We have a lot of computer science courses

...and several of them are accredited

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.

The current accreditation body for the Information Technology Management for Business degree (the TechPartnership) will cease operations in 2018. Negotiations between the TechPartnership and a number of other institutions are underway to find a new accreditation body to take over the degree scheme nationwide. Regardless of the outcome we will offer an equivalent course going forwards – this may require modifications to content and/or course title in the future. For up-to-date information please refer to the online prospectus.

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.

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.

You'll have the opportunity to go on a placement year

The Department highly recommends the professional placement year option, which is one of the strongest in the country and available on all our undergraduate courses.

Assisted by a dedicated placement tutor, many students find placements with major IT and business sector companies such as IBM, Intel and Accenture. They acquire invaluable experience and are sometimes offered employment with their placement organisation after they graduate.

Computer Science Placements - Isabel Moore

There are lots of exciting career opportunities in computer science

Our graduates regularly go on to enjoy fulfilling careers with major national and international companies as well as SMEs, local government and education and research. The employment level of our graduates is consistently higher than the national average. Of our students who graduated in 2016 and were available for employment, 97% were in employment or further education after six months. The quality of employment of our recent graduates is also reflected by their exceptionally high average full-time salary of over £28,500 six months after graduation.

I like the variety of my degree. I am truly enjoying just how well-rounded the modules are, from organisational behaviour to programming and accounting.

Julia BSc Information Technology Management for Business

You'll have access to some great facilities