University of Lincoln


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Welcome to the Lincoln School of Computer Science

David CobhamThe School is based on the picturesque waterfront campus in Lincoln in high quality, newly developed facilities.

We are performing exceptionally well in all the league tables: last year's National Student Survey puts us in the top 20% of all University computing departments in the country. That’s when every question in the survey is taken into account. In individual topics questioned we did even better coming in the top ten for crucial areas such as setting clear assessments and providing detailed and helpful feedback, and in helping to build confidence. In the recent Guardian 2014 league table, the School of Computer Science was placed 27 of all the computer science departments in the UK. This is a fantastic achievement for a relatively new School, and we are still striving to improve even further!

We have a broad range of expertise in Computing Technologies and Information Systems, including specialisms in robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image engineering, medical applications of technology, social computing, games computing, cultural computing and business computing. With around 500 students studying our range of undergraduate (BSc), integrated masters (MComp) and postgraduate (MSc, PhD) courses, the School offers an exciting, thriving and expanding environment in which to study. Our taught programmes are accredited by both the British Computer Society and the Association of Analysts and Programmers which ensure graduates are prepared for industry with the skills that employers are seeking.

Our highly-active research centres feature world-leading developments in computer vision, in robotics and autonomous systems and in social computing and we have strong links to many industrial collaborators and other international Universities. We always try to incorporate our research findings into our taught curriculum wherever possible and we give all students opportunities to get involved in this leading-edge and exciting work. Please follow the links from this page for more details. We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Dr David Cobham

Head of School


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School of Computer Science 2013/14

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Computer Science at Lincoln

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Latest School of Computer Science Brochure (PDF)

Year of Science 2014‌‌

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Recent News

The school maintains an active presence on Facebook and Twitter, and has a regularly updated blog. Some recent news items from the blog are shown below.