Welcome to the Lincoln School of Computer Science
The School is based on the picturesque waterfront campus in Lincoln in high-quality, newly-developed facilities. Computing resources are kept up-to-date and a wide range of equipment is available both for everyday use and for experimental and research purposes. As you will see below 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. 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 percent for crucial areas such as setting clear assessments and in providing detailed and helpful feedback. In the Guardian 2014 league table, 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) at the census point. 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 most recent research assessment exercise rated 85% of our staff’s publications at “international quality” or better. Some 15% was judged to be “world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour”, again 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