Computer Science

About the department

Computer Science at Loughborough University

Find out more about Loughborough’s exciting Department of Computer Science, including options for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD study

Founded in 1974, the Department of Computer Science is one of the most well-established university computing departments in the UK with a long track record of developing skilled and highly employable graduates, as well as a reputation for cutting edge research and industry engagement.

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

Karar Haidari, BSc Computer Science and Mathematics

Based in the recently 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 500 undergraduates, 50 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 The Tech Partnership and the British Computer Society.