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Our department is a thriving, international community of students and staff. We are committed to teaching and research excellence, professional practice, interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships.

If you are interested to study with us, please see our course range, exceptional facilities and get in touch with us should you need more information. We offer a number of accredited courses, extra-curricular training, study abroad and continuous professional development options.


The Tech Hub is a key resource for computer science students, housing up-to-date hardware, software and dedicated learning spaces – some of the best facilities in higher education.

As well as honing their skills on industry-standard equipment, students have unique access to experimental and emerging technologies, ensuring they have the skills and knowledge they need to enter a rapidly changing job market. Specialist state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • A horseshoe-shaped, Harvard style lecture theatre
  • The CAVE, a 4k super immersive 3D environment
  • VIVE and Microsoft HoloLens
  • 13 dedicated, IT-rich teaching labs
  • Dedicated wired and wireless networking labs
  • Advanced graphics workstations for interactive displays in our games lab
  • High-end data analytics servers
  • Multi-touch transparent displays
  • EEG (electroencephalogram) headset
  • ZSpace augmented and virtual reality system
  • Tobi Pro 2 eye-tracker
  • Sawyer Robot (Cobot)
  • Dobot M1 and magicians arms
  • Two NAO robots
  • 3D printers and scanner
  • Raspbery pi and e-pucks 2
  • Cameras and Microsoft Kinects
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We aim to equip students with skills and knowledge to succeed in their future career. All of our degrees are informed by industry and professional bodies ensuring your skills are as up to date as possible.

The employment or further study rate for computer science at Edge Hill University is amongst the highest in the country, and in the top three in the North West at 96.7 per cent (HESA, 2018). The employability success is a result of many years refining a comprehensive departmental employability strategy.

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Department of Computer Science
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
United Kingdom