Academic Overview

Our department has a remarkable breadth of academic diversity, which reflects the position of Computing in the world today.

The BSc (Hons) Computer Science sits at the core of our technical courses, and provides students with the key discliplines of programming, databases, web development, digital media and networking. In 2015, we will be launching an E-Skills accredited degree focusing on Software Development. 

Our BSc (Hons) Games Development degree offers a broad range of topics across the games development spectrum including programming, 3D modelling, animation and the theory of computer games. In the final year, the programme enables students to select modules to further develop their preferred specialisms in the subject.

The BSc (Hons) Interactive Digital Media provides students with the opportunity to develop their creative and technical strengths and equip students for careers in the digital media sector. Students will gain experience of digital media content creation, including audio and video and animation, together with design for interactivity, and a variety of digital production skills.

Our department also has a strand in business computing - the BSc (Hons) Information Management Systems provides students with the skills to make strategic management decisions in the computing profession. We incorporate PRINCE2 project management and Management of Risk methodologies, which sit alongside our degree programmes.

We also offer a range of courses at postgraduate level, for example the MSc in Information Systems. These courses are vocationally orientated and are continually reviewed and adapted in response to staff research and student feedback.

Our degrees are currently awaiting BCS accreditation, which will ensure students have the right skills for a career in the computing profession. Students also have the opportunity of employment in the Informatics Centre, where they can develop website and mobile applications for a wide range of businesses.

As a department we constantly review our degree programmes and module content to ensure we are reflecting the latest technologies and business demands.