Computer Science

Computer technology pervades almost every aspect of our modern lives and each new technological advance transforms the world in which we live and work. Computer Science graduates are therefore in high demand across a diverse range of industries, as is reflected by the success and exceptionally high starting salaries of our graduates.

Why choose Computer Science at Loughborough?

At Loughborough University you will join one of the most well-established university computer science departments in the country, with a long track record of developing skilled and highly employable graduates, as well as a reputation for cutting edge research and industry engagement.

With over 600 staff and students, the highly-ranked Computer Science department is a lively community of students from around the world. Students enjoy a stimulating learning and working environment boasting state-of-the-art lab facilities, study areas and seminar rooms.

We have a lot of computer science courses

Several of our computer science courses are accredited

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.

You'll have the opportunity to go on a placement year

The Computer Science department recommends the professional placement year option, which is one of the strongest in the country and available on all our undergraduate courses.

Assisted by a dedicated placement tutor and the University's Career Network, many students find placements with major IT and business sector companies such as IBM, Intel and Accenture. They acquire invaluable experience and are sometimes offered employment with their placement organisation after they graduate.

Computer Science Placements - Isabel Moore

There are lots of exciting career opportunities in computer science

Our graduates regularly go on to enjoy fulfilling careers with major national and international companies as well as SMEs, local government and education and research. The employment level of our graduates is consistently higher than the national average. Of our students who graduated in 2016 and were available for employment, 97% 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.

I like the variety of my degree. I am truly enjoying just how well-rounded the modules are, from organisational behaviour to programming and accounting.

Julia BSc Information Technology Management for Business

You'll have access to some great facilities

Our Departmental facilities offer undergraduate an excellent environment in which to study and work, including computer laboratories with 24-hour access for the exclusive use of our students and support from a team of systems specialists, a specialist lab facility for student project work on hardware and robotics, study rooms and seminar rooms.