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We cover all aspects of computing at undergraduate and postgraduate level including

  • computer science that is used to understand fundamental aspects of computing
  • information systems that are used to run businesses and to provide them with data analytics
  • networking that allows organisations to communicate effectively and securely
  • software engineering that develops the applications running on anything from enterprise-wide systems to mobile devices
  • games software development

All of our courses are designed for the needs of computing in industry. We work very hard to ensure that our students develop the knowledge and skills that will help them secure jobs, including student assignments which use techniques and tools from industry. All of our undergraduate courses include a placement year and typically 65% of our students take advantage of work experience. This is a very high proportion compared to other computing departments – typically 21% according to the National Centre for Universities and Business. In 2014/15 the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DHLE) showed that 83% of our computing graduates were employed in a professional role within six months of graduating.

Our courses consistently receive positive satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey (NSS) and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES). In 2014/15 most of our courses achieved a score of over 80%, including many over 90% or with 100% satisfaction.

Our computing research includes the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) and the Communication and Computing Research Centre (CCRC). In the recent 2014 Research Excellence Framework 65% of our research activity was ranked as Internationally Excellent or better.

Are you considering a computing course? The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has produced a list of the top 10 reasons to study computing.

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