Computing and IT


Computing student Calvin Chiu sits by a Sawyer robot in a classroom in the Tech Hub.

Study computing and IT at Edge Hill to explore specialist fields like games programming and network security with help from our experts. At the end of your first year, you could have the chance to switch programmes if you want to specialise.

Learning in our £13m purpose-built Tech Hub, you’ll experiment in our specialist labs and our 3D CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). And with links to prestigious companies, you could end up on placement at Google or Bentley. After graduating, Edge Hill students have secured brilliant jobs including IT architect for DXC Technology and graduate QA engineer for

Games programming. Web development. Data analytics and AI. There’s more to computing and IT than you might expect. Here at Edge Hill, you’ll learn from researchers in specialist fields. Their work is shaking up a range of sectors, including care for people living with dementia. Inspired by a certain area? At the end of your first year, you could have the chance to switch programmes if you want to specialise.

We’re in the top 5 in the UK for university facilities (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020). As one of our computing and IT students, you’ll be able to make the most of our £13m purpose-built Tech Hub, and we’ll show you how to use specialist learning resources, including software for studying internet security techniques. You’ll also be able to make the most of our 3D CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment), labs, robots, and more.

But we offer more than great facilities. Our links to prestigious companies could land you a placement at Google, Bentley or Barclays. Armed with experience and technical expertise, you’ll be ready for a range of roles, from network designer to software support specialist. Our students have secured rewarding roles, including graduate tester for ROQ, IT architect for DXC Technology and graduate QA engineer for

  • Apply your knowledge in our £13m purpose-built Tech Hub, home to our 3D CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) and specialist labs. Here you’ll find robots, 3D printers, EEG, and more.
  • Our academic staff are experts in their specialist areas. What they teach you is relevant to what is going on today, so you graduate with the most up-to-date expertise.
  • We design our courses with employability in mind. Five of our degree programmes are accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and we’ll set real-life projects to help you develop communication skills to complement your technical ability.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Computer Engineering BSc (Hons) G600
Computer Science BSc (Hons) CS12
Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons) I1I4
Computer Science & Mathematics BSc (Hons) CM17
Computer Security & Networks MComp (Hons) 8B35
Computing BSc (Hons) G401
Computing (Games Programming) BSc (Hons) I610
Computing (Networking, Security & Forensics) BSc (Hons) I290
Data Science BSc (Hons) GI11
Information Technology Management for Business BSc (Hons) GN52
Intelligent Automation & Robotics MEng (Hons) H672
Intelligent Automation & Robotics BEng (Hons) H671
Robotics & Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons) GH76
Software Engineering BSc (Hons) II33
STEM Foundation Year Not Applicable Varies by pathway
Web Design & Development BSc (Hons) W4D7

Student Views

Enhance your employability in the Department of Computer Science 

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Computing & IT in the News


A student immerses herself in the 3D Computer Augmented Virtual Environment (CAVE) in the Tech Hub.

The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13m Technology Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science and Engineering students.

Our modern computing and engineering laboratories are equipped with comprehensive test and measurement equipment, 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.

Tech Hub 360 Virtual Tour

first floor work space

Open Days and Virtual Events

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, our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including computing and IT, through a series of online activities.

Book your place at an open day 

View our virtual open day pages
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