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The computer science 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, extracurricular 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


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 among the highest in the country, and in the top three in the North West at 96.7% (HESA, 2018). The employability success is a result of many years refining a comprehensive departmental employability strategy.

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AI tool designed to identify coercive language patterns receives Home Office funding

Edge Hill University is leading the artificial intelligence (AI) aspect of a Home Office funded start-up project that could help police identify signs of coercive behaviour in phone and computer data.

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New £13m Tech Hub houses UK’s first super immersive 3D virtual environment

Edge Hill University has unveiled the CAVE, the UK’s first super immersive 3D virtual environment as part of its new £13m Technology Hub.

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Throughout your time with us, opportunities for read Engineering graduates go on to achieve, and many of our hard-working alumni return to the Department to take part in Careers and round-table events. We are proud of the success our Computing, IT an our inspiring alumni.

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Career enhancing opportunities – computing and IT

In the Department of Computer Science, one of our top priorities is to equip students with skills and knowledge to succeed in their future career. All of our degree programmes are informed by representatives in industry and professional bodies – ensuring your skills are as up to date as possible.

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Quality of Edge Hill’s research recognised in latest evidence

Edge Hill University has had more than half of its research classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

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Shoot for the stars

At Edge Hill, you’ll be taught by experts like Dr Robert Lyon. Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him into the curriculum.

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How can computer vision & artificial intelligence change our lives for the better?

Dr Ardhendu Behera has focused his research on computer vision and artificial intelligence at Edge Hill, for 8 years, and brings his expertise to the forefront of his teaching.

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Increasing female participation in computer science and technology

Professor Ella Pereira talks about increasing female participation in computer science through the extra-curricular and community activities we organise.

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