Computer Science

Ranked Top 10 for Computer Science in The Guardian University Guide 2021, the Department of Computer Science at Loughborough University offers innovative teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and learning resources, and excellent career prospects.

Top 15 in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems The Guardian University Guide 2022
All eligible courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and Tech Partnership Degrees

Computer Science at Loughborough

Our exciting range of courses in Computer Science combine excellent teaching, industry relevance and high-quality facilities to equip you for success in the today's digital age. With each new technological advance transforming the world in which we live and work, computer scientists remain in high demand across a diverse range of industries, as is reflected by the success and consistently high average starting salaries of our graduates.

At Loughborough University you will join a well-known and well-established Computer Science department, with a long track record of developing skilled and highly employable graduates, as well as a reputation for cutting edge research and industry engagement.

Links with industry

Our placement scheme comes highly recommended, providing the option on all our undergraduate courses of spending a year in industry gaining invaluable professional experience, growing your contacts as well as your skill set.

Assisted by a dedicated placement tutor and the University's Career Network, our students find placements with major IT and business sector companies such as IBM, Intel and Accenture. A placement is a terrific opportunity to "test drive" a career and our students are sometimes offered employment with their placement organisation after they graduate.

Facilities

We can offer you an excellent learning environment in which to study and work, including computer laboratories with 24-hour access for the exclusive use of our students, specialist lab facilities for student project work on robotics, networking, HCI and imaging technology, and support from our team of systems specialists.

Accreditation

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.

Career opportunities

To study computer science is to skill yourself for the future and our graduates regularly go on to enjoy fulfilling careers with major national and international companies like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Dyson and Sky, as well as in SMEs, local government, education and research.

The most recent Graduate Outcomes data (2018-19 survey, published 2020) shows a median annual salary of £30,000 for UK-domiciled graduates from Computer Science.