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 courses if you want to specialise.
We’re 2nd in the North West for learning resources (National Student Survey 2022 – Computer Science). 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 AO.com.
On this page you’ll find 360 tours of our facilities, videos and features to give you an insight into what it’s like to study Computing and IT at Edge Hill.
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.
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What our students think
Not many students get the opportunity to go and work in another country straight out of university but, thanks to the opportunities at Edge Hill, I’m ready for it.
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Artificial Intelligence can only grow in the future as it becomes more and more a part of our lives. There will be an increasing demand for people with skills and understanding of robotics and AI.
BSc (Hons) Robotics & Artificial IntelligenceView student profile
Before I applied, I thought clearing was for the purpose of just potentially getting a place at university. That there was a slight chance that you would get a place only if there were still places available. It came to be that it took less than a few days from applying for the course to being enrolled on the course, and a day or so after I got a place to live on campus too.
BSc (Hons) Robotics and Artificial IntelligenceView student profile