About Computer Science

With strong industry links that inform the curriculum and a stimulating learning environment that boasts state-of-the-art facilities, the Department of Computer Science at Loughborough is renowned for providing students with cutting-edge skills and knowledge required to work in the fast-paced world of computing and technology.

Top 15 in the UK for Computer Science

in The Guardian University Guide 2023.

Founded in 1974, the Department of Computer Science at Loughborough University has a long track record of developing skilled and highly employable graduates, as well as a reputation for cutting edge research and industry engagement.

The lecturers teach you from the ground up, not expecting you to have any prior knowledge - this not only helps people that haven't studied computer science before, but also ensures that everyone has a solid understanding of the basics

Lara Pearson BSc Information Technology Management for Business

Based in the multi-million pound refurbished Haslegrave Building, the Department is one of the largest within the School of Science. It brings together a lively community of over 40 members of staff, around 700 undergraduates, 100 taught MSc students and 50 research students.

Committed to providing the best teaching and learning environment, our students benefit not only from excellent facilities and world-class cutting edge research carried out by staff, but from our enviable international industry links. Our Industry Liaison Committee represents leading UK and international companies, providing regular input to curriculum development, career advice to students and additional teaching resources.

These links with industry ensure the Department of Computer Science sits at the forefront of technological development – and also provide early opportunities for students to secure employment.

Our degree programmes are regularly reviewed to maintain teaching quality and relevance geared to meeting the challenges of a rapidly evolving subject - a factor reflected by our excellent graduate employment record. We make improvements based on feedback from students, senior industrialists and accrediting bodies such as TechSkills and the British Computer Society.

The department is active in research and enterprise, with academic staff, researchers and PhD students engaging in high profile projects that continue to make a positive impact and have real world exposure in areas such as computer networks, robotics and AI.