Computing and IT


Three students work at computers in a room in the Tech Hub.If you’re looking to gain the practical skills to succeed in the IT industry, our taught Masters degrees in Computing enable you to enhance your technical and personal skills and apply your knowledge to real-life problems.

You can join a broad-based MSc or specialise in big data analytics, cyber security or information security. An MBA in Information Technology is also available which is particularly suitable if you are aspiring to a management role in an IT environment.

As an alternative to our taught Masters degrees, if you want to focus on a particular topic of computing in depth, our MRes Masters by Research provides the opportunity to do so through a combination of research training and independent study. You can also train to teach computer science and information technology in secondary schools.

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Chat Online with our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager

If you’re interested in postgraduate study at Edge Hill University, you can chat online with Rachael Buckley, our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager.

Rachael will be online every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm to answer any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, entry criteria or how to apply.

You are also welcome to get in touch with us via live chat at any other time, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, when our Course Enquiries team will be happy to assist you.

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Computing, IT and Web Development

The £13m purpose-built Tech Hub offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for students in the Department of Computer Science.

Modern computer laboratories are equipped with high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software. A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution.

There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.

Learning resources include robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.

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Open Days and Virtual Events

Students walk away from the Tech Hub.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our November 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about computing and IT and the University through a series of online activities.

If you would like to see our stunning campus for yourself, private campus tours, led by a student guide, are also available on a variety of dates. Pre-booking is essential.

Book your place at our virtual open day

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