At Loughborough University you will join a well-known and well-established Computer Science department, with a long track record of developing skilled and highly employable graduates, and also a reputation for cutting-edge research and industry engagement.
Why choose Loughborough?
Computer technology pervades almost every aspect of our modern lives so computer science graduates are therefore in high demand across a diverse range of industries. Our exciting range of courses in Computer Science combine excellent teaching, industry relevance and high quality facilities to equip you for success in today's digital age. Here are some reasons to choose Loughborough...
Highly ranked for Computer Science
At Loughborough University you'll join a Computer Science department committed to delivering an excellent student experience. We're ranked Top 10 in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and 2nd in the UK for Overall Satisfaction in Computer Science (National Student Survey 2019).
We can offer you an excellent learning environment in which to study and work, including computer laboratories with 24-hour access for the exclusive use of our students, specialist lab facilities for student project work on robotics, networking, HCI and imaging technology, and support from our team of systems specialists. Why not take a tour below with one of our newest members of staff, Pepper the AI robot?
Several of our BSc courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), which qualifies graduates for Chartered IT Professional registration (CIPT), while our Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) degree is accredited by Tech Partnership Degrees. 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 computer science courses for details. We continually monitor the content of our computer science courses for quality and make improvements based on feedback from students, senior industrialists and accrediting bodies such as the British Computer Society and Tech Partnership Degrees. 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.
Employability-boosting placement opportunities
Our placement scheme comes highly recommended, providing the option on all our undergraduate courses of spending a year in industry gaining invaluable professional experience, growing your contacts as well as your skill set. Assisted by a dedicated placement tutor and the University's Career Network, our students have found placements with such incredible organisations as IBM, Microsoft, CERN, Sony, Disney, PepsiCo, BAE Systems, BMW and Nomura (to name but a few)! A placement is a terrific opportunity to "test drive" a career and our students are sometimes offered employment with their placement organisation after they graduate.
Exciting career opportunities
To study computer science is to skill yourself for the future and our graduates regularly go on to enjoy fulfilling careers with major national and international companies like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Dyson and Sky, as well as in SMEs, local government, education and research. Of our 2016/17 students who graduated and were available for employment, 95% 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.