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, games programming 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.


Computing, IT and Web DevelopmentThe £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.

Open Days

Students walk away from the Tech Hub.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place