Welcome to the School of Computer Science
The School of Computer Science is based on our picturesque waterfront campus in high-quality, newly-developed facilities. Computing resources are up-to-date and a wide range of equipment is available for both teaching and research purposes. The School is performing exceptionally well by all the measures of success.
Teaching and Learning
Last year's National Student Survey puts us in the top third of all university computing departments in the country. We placed in the top ten percent nationally for crucial areas such as setting clear assessments and in providing detailed and helpful feedback. In the Guardian Good University Guide 2014, the School of Computer Science was 27th out of the 101 computer science departments in the UK. This is a fantastic achievement for a relatively new School, and we will continue to strive 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 Institution of Analysts and Programmers which ensure graduates are prepared for industry with the skills that employers are seeking.
We are very proud of our graduates who go on to rewarding jobs in a range of applications of technology. This year’s Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey showed over 93% of our graduates were in work (or further study) six months after completing their degree. As in previous years, our rate of graduate employment was around 10% above the computing sector average, showing that Lincoln students were more successful in finding employment after graduation.
The research carried out by students and academics in the School of Computer Science is groundbreaking. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise rated 85% of our staff’s publications as being of “international quality” or better. Some 15% was judged to be “world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour”; a fantastic achievement and evidence of the expertise of our lecturers and professors.
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 universities around the world. We always try to incorporate our research findings into our taught curriculum wherever possible and under the banner of “student as producer” we give all students opportunities to get involved in this leading-edge and exciting work. We look forward to meeting and working with you.
Dr David Cobham
BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE, FHEA, FBCS, CITP
Head of School
School of Computer Science 2013/14
Our School in the Headlines
Research with Genuine Impact
Computer Science at Lincoln
Events and Exhibitions
Futures in Computer Science