Computer Science

In the Department of Computer Science we are committed to delivering inspiring teaching and cutting edge research at the forefront of technological innovation.

Why choose to study computer science with us?

We have a leading reputation

Top 10 in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems (Guardian University Guide 2021)
75% of research rated 'internationally recognised' or higher (REF 2014)
Top 20 in the UK for Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)

This is reflected in the quality of our master's degrees

...and PhD opportunities

You'll be welcomed into an engaging learning environment

We have a lively community within a stimulating learning and working environment. We regularly welcome visiting lecturers and researchers who contribute to the intellectual and social life of the Department.

We have a talented research community which continues to make a valuable contribution to the rapidly-developing Computer Science sector, particularly in areas such as wireless communications, multimedia, logistics, healthcare, the emergency services, transport, surveillance and the environment.

You'll develop key skills actively sought by employers

Each programme has been developed in collaboration with a number of national and international organisations, to ensure it meets the needs of industry and provides students with the latest knowledge and skills sought after by employers.

Our graduates have entered a diverse range of organisations, including Google, Credit Suisse, Ocado, Rolls-Royce, Winton Capital and AVG Technologies.

Our industry partners shape the way research and projects are conducted

Industry partners not only inform the curriculum, but 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 in order to develop new ideas and solve the challenges facing industry today.

We'll encourage you to get involved with extra-curricular opportunities

We have a variety of activities for you to get involved with outside of your studies, such as Code Lab, which is Loughborough's coding society within the Enterprise section of the Students' Union. The aim of Code Lab is to bridge the gap between your degree and the tech industry by providing a range of events and opportunities such as workshops.

You'll have access to a great range of facilities across campus

Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help you throughout your studies and fully-equip you for your future endeavours.

Our campus is located in the centre of the UK and offers great facilities for every aspect of student life. With stunning gardens and open spaces, alongside a rich variety of shops, cafés and leisure facilities, it is easy to see why Loughborough is consistently ranked as a top university for student experience.

Located in the newly refurbished Haslegrave Building, you will have 24-hour exclusive access to computer laboratories, including a dedicated MSc laboratory, operated by a team of systems specialists.

You will have access to excellent facilities including 24-hour computer laboratories and a range of hardware and software including humanoid robots, body-wearable sensors, eye-tracking systems and visual reality facilities.

Please note that access to certain facilities may be limited in line with COVID-19 safety measures.