The School of Computer Science is based on our picturesque waterfront Brayford Pool Campus and benefits from specialist facilities in the £28 million Isaac Newton Building. The School holds 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, games computing, VR/AR, data science/ML/AI, and human-computer interaction.
With around 1000 students spread across our range of undergraduate (BSc), integrated Master's (MComp), and postgraduate courses (MSc/PhD), the School offers an exciting, thriving, and expanding environment in which to study and develop. Our undergraduate programmes are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and the University of Lincoln is also affiliated with the Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP). Our programme are designed to prepare graduates with the skills and mind-set that future employers will be seeking.
The research carried out by students and academics in the School of Computer Science is ground-breaking. In the most recent external research assessment, nearly two-thirds of our staff’s publications were rated as being of international quality or world-leading. This represents a fantastic achievement, and vindicates our growth strategy and the expertise of our staff and academics.
Our highly-active research centres feature world-leading developments in computer vision, robotics and autonomous systems, and agri-food technologies, with strong links to many industrial collaborators and other universities around the world. We aim to incorporate as much of our research as possible into our taught curriculum and, through our “student as producer” initiate, we provide students with opportunities to get involved in our exciting cutting-edge research activity.
The University of Lincoln has launched the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. This new advanced training centre in agri-food robotics is creating the largest ever cohort of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) specialists for the global food and farming sectors, thanks to a multi-million pound funding award the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Applications are now open for entry into the CDT programme, starting in October 2021.