School of Computing
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Computer Science, Computing and Information Systems, Information Security and Forensic Computing, Software Engineering and Web Technologies. Find out more...
Research at the School of Computing
Our principal areas of research include Artificial Intelligence, Pervasive Systems, Healthcare Modelling and Informatics, and Information Systems. Find out more...
Our Student Employability and Enterprise Centre (SPEC)
Information, advice and guidance for computing students looking for work experience and post-graduate employment. Find out more...
Welcome to the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth
The introduction of computers into all aspects of science, business and commerce has been the most significant technological development of the last century.
As computers continue to become smaller and more powerful, new applications are being discovered in telecommunications, security and in our homes.
There is a continuous need for professionals in all aspects of computing and IT that is likely to continue well into the foreseeable future.
The mission of the School of Computing is to ensure that graduates are in a strong position to help shape the future of 21st century computing and to be at the forefront of developments and applications of IT.
Studying computing at Portsmouth will give you a sound knowledge of how computer systems work and experience of developing them in a variety of areas.
UK or overseas placements with companies such as IBM or smaller organisations are integrated into many courses, offering a real-world perspective and exciting opportunities.
"I've had the opportunity to learn a multitude of programming languages. It makes it more enjoyable since nothing is ever the same; there is always something new.
The course provides the option of a placement year, which allows the student to get a feel for what it is like to work in the field that they are essentially training for."
You can expect to gain roles such as Information Systems Manager, Network Analyst, Analyst Programmer and Web Designer. Employers range from blue chip companies, communications companies and data system organisations to software houses.
Graduate jobs include: Business Continuity Analyst, Software Engineer, Web Developer, Systems Analyst, Computer Programmer and Online Course Developer.
The School of Computing has a broad range of research interests which include Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Modelling and Informatics, Pervasive and Distributed Systems and Information Systems.