Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is committed to delivering inspiring teaching and cutting-edge research at the forefront of technological innovation.

Top 15 in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems The Guardian University Guide 2022
100% of Computer Science research impact rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' REF 2021

Computer Science at Loughborough

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.

As a postgraduate student within the Department, you will enjoy access to excellent facilities and learning resources, and benefit from the insights of academic staff involved in wide-ranging research projects in such dynamic, fast-moving areas as Artificial Intelligence and data science.

Research degrees

In addition to our exciting range of taught programmes, there are also a variety of funded and unfunded opportunities to join the Department of Computer Science as a doctoral researcher. You can develop your own unique research proposal or browse our current list of PhD opportunities – either way, we’d love to hear from you.

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Research and teaching

Our postgraduate programmes draw on the University’s research specialisms in computer vision, AI, human centred systems, networks and systems and theoretical computer science.

As we continually look to build on our strengths in this area, we ensure our students are at the forefront of technological advances through the modules we deliver. We keep up with the fast pace of this subject and give students the breadth of knowledge required to develop a deeper understanding.  The programmes are taught by experts in their field, many of which are nationally and internationally renowned for their research.

Links with industry

At Loughborough we have strong links with industry partners, giving us extra scope to provide a unique experience for our students. Not only do our industry partners inform the curriculum, but they also shape the way research and projects are conducted. Organisations such as BAE Systems, Jennic, Arqiva, Sure, Advantica, Toyota, Sensinode and Rolls-Royce have collaborated with us and shared their expertise in order to develop new ideas and solve the challenges facing industry today.


Throughout your studies you will have access to our extensive range of first-class facilities which are designed to fully equip you for work in industry or further study.

As well as having exclusive 24-hour access to computer laboratories in the Haslegrave Building, you will benefit from a dedicated MSc laboratory and robotics laboratory both supported by a team of specialists. As an MSc student in the department, you will also be able to take advantage of a range of hardware and software including humanoid robots, body-wearable sensors, eye-tracking systems and visual reality facilities.

Career opportunities

Our postgraduate courses give graduates the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in both industry and academia. With specialist equipment and modules taught by staff renowned for their research, our courses provide students with the latest knowledge and skills sought after by employers. Graduate from our MSc courses have gone onto pursue rewarding careers with organisations such as Google, Credit Suisse, Ocado, Rolls-Royce, Winton Capital and AVG Technologies.