Dr James Brown - Programme Leader
James is a Senior Lecturer whose research is focused on medical image analysis and computer vision. He teaches a range of undergraduate modules on programming, algorithms, and image processing.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BSc (Hons) Computer Science
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
There is a range of equipment for loan, including Raspberry Pi devices, smartphones, robots, and virtual reality equipment such as HTC Vive and Oculus Quest.
Students on this course are taught by academics whose research has been internationally recognised. Researchers in the School include Marc Hanheide, Professor of Intelligent Robotics and Interactive Systems, and Nigel Allinson MBE, Distinguished Professor of Image Engineering, who has been supported with a £3.3 million grant from the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for advances in medical imaging.
The School is also a Microsoft Imagine Academy member and Cisco Academy member, which gives students the opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications such as Microsoft Technology Associate and Cisco certification.
This programme is optionally available in a sandwich mode variant. If students choose the sandwich placement option, they take a year out in industry between the second and third year. This provides the opportunity to gain industrial experience. Students are supported throughout their placement, which can be overseas. Students are required to pay for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while on placements and study visits. There is no tuition fee for the placement year.
There are also opportunities to take shorter work placements, for example over the summer period, and to be involved in systems development projects for real industry clients.
Accreditations and Memberships
This course is accredited by BCS, Chartered Institute for IT, and the University is affiliated with the Institution of Analysts and Programmers.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
This degree aims to equip graduates with the mathematical, analytical, and problem-solving skills that make them well-placed for computer and technology-related roles across a range of sectors. Recent graduates have secured roles at GCHQ and major companies including IBM, Bloomberg, PwC, J.P. Morgan, Cisco, Sky, and G4S. Some graduates may wish to pursue academic careers and study at postgraduate level.
“The range of academics and facilities has been noted by many of my friends from other universities. The Careers and Employability team helped me get a dream placement as a software developer with J.P. Morgan.”James Allington-Kay, BSc (Hons) Computer Science graduate
Visit Us in Person
The best way to find out what it is like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visit us to explore the Isaac Newton Building, where our students can access specialist equipment such as Raspberry Pi devices, smartphones, robots, and virtual reality equipment.Book Your Place
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