School of Computer Science

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The School of Computer Science is based on our picturesque waterfront Brayford campus and benefits from state-of-the-art facilities in the 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, social computing, games computing, cultural computing and business computing.


Teaching and Learning

The 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) put us again in the top quarter of all UK university computing departments for overall student satisfaction. The NSS is a survey of all final year students and it is considered an independent indicator of students' satisfaction with their institution and their learning experience. Our overall ranking is a fantastic achievement and we will continue to strive to improve even further.

With around 900 students spread across our range of undergraduate (BSc), integrated master's (MComp) and postgraduate (MSc, PhD) courses, the School offers an exciting, thriving and expanding environment in which to study and develop. Both the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP) accredit our taught programmes, which ensure our graduates are prepared with the skills and mind-set that future employers are seeking.

Athena Swan


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”. That is another fantastic achievement, and it clearly vindicates our growth strategy and the expertise of our staff and academics.

Our highly-active research centres feature world-leading developments, especially in computer vision, robotics and autonomous systems, and agri-technologies, with strong links to many industrial collaborators and other universities around the world. We always aim to incorporate as much of our research as possible into our taught curriculum and, under the generic banner of “student as producer”, we give all students opportunities to get involved in our cutting-edge and exciting research work.

‌We believe all of this makes the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln a truly great and exciting place to study and develop, and we look forward to working with you towards the next stages of your life.

Professor Luc Bidaut

Head of School