School of Computing
The School consists of around 45 members of academic staff with expertise in a wide range of subjects covering computing and information systems - this is reflected in the high quality of our teaching, as evidenced by our recent excellent teaching quality assessment, the diversity of our research and in our unique range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
We are a lively, friendly and supportive school. Our aim is to provide our graduates, who come from all parts of the world, with the skills and knowledge that will make them valuable contributors to the information industry. We believe that our environment helps to produce confident and highly employable graduates.
We regularly review our curriculum to ensure that our courses remain progressive, relevant and intellectually stimulating. Our curriculum is informed by our research, by industry and by the needs of our students in their future career aspirations resulting in a distinctive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, many of which are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) [External link]
Our strong commitment to curriculum development is complemented by the flexibility we are able to offer our students, through a wide range of available optional units. Students can also change direction through internal transfer to other courses within the subject area. Students can thus tailor their course to suit their needs.
Recent exciting and innovative developments in our curriculum include BSc (Hons) Web Technologies and Computer Forensics courses, available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and two courses linking theoretical and practical computing with the creative industries – BSc (Hons) Computing and Digital Image and BSc (Hons) Computing and Digital Sound. Additionally our aim to provide more flexible ways for people to access Higher Education has lead to the development of Distance Learning courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.