Computer Science

Embark on an exciting journey into the constantly evolving digital landscape with our cutting-edge computer science courses. Computing is ubiquitous in our society and there's a growing demand for individuals with tech skills who can solve problems across every sector - from healthcare to energy, finance and manufacturing. We'll help you develop the essential skills and creativity you need to thrive in this dynamic, fast-paced field.

We have a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees suitable for you to ensure you are adequately skilled for this growing industry.

Our common computer science modules at the start of your undergraduate study give you the flexibility to transfer to other specialist courses in the second year. Find your niche in a range of areas, from Computer Science, Games Development, Software Engineering, Network Technology to Cyber Security.

We're an official government partner for the UK's National Cyber Force

With a vision to establish Lancashire as an undisputed national leader in cyber, this project will bring unparalleled opportunities for our students.

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Why study with us

  • Our courses have accreditation leading to (British Computer Society) MBCS, (Certified Information Technology Professional) CITP and partial CEng exemption from professional computing body The British Computer Society. All our new computer science courses have initial accreditation with BCS and will be fully accredited on completion of the first cohort.

  • We have produced numerous finalists and winners at the Aardvark Swift ‘Search for a Star’ nationwide competition, judged by leading games industry representatives.

  • You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.
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A student using cutting-edge immersive technology.
A student using cutting-edge immersive technology.
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Romeela Nawaz - BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing

Q&A with Games Development lead Laurent Noel

After developing a love for video games at an early age, UCLan Games Development Course Lead Laurent Noel turned his passion into a career from owning his own games studio to inspiring the next generation of developers.

Read about his experiences, advice and thoughts on the industry in our Q&A.

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Jobs with a computer science degree

We place a strong emphasis on your employability. You'll get the opportunity to do a one-year industry-based placement after the completion of your second year. Most placements are UK-based. Some students have gone to English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. Sometimes they go further afield such as Australia, Japan and the USA. Placements have included companies such as D3T in Cheshire and Fujitsu in Germany.

Future careers in computer science and software engineering include:

  • Web designer
  • Software engineer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Web developer
  • UX designer
  • Forensic computer analyst
  • Game developer
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Our graduates

I enjoyed the hands on approach to most of the modules such as penetration testing to find vulnerabilities in old computer systems, and computer security. My ideal career now would be to work at GCHQ.
First cyber security degree cohort graduate Evie Smith
Evie Smith
Cyber Security graduate
United Kingdom
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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.


  • We are an Educational Member of the British Computer Society providing benefits to our students such a free BCS membership for the duration of their Computer Science course. This help connections with the tech industry through BCS mentors, enables access to bespoke events with industry experts, as well as interactive career tools include CV writer, interview simulator, personal assessments and e-learning.
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Meet the team

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Oliver Kerr
Professional Tutor in Computing
School of Engineering and Computing

Oliver is a Professional Tutor in Computing and Doctoral Researcher currently studying methods of performance prediction within introductory programming courses.

Dr Matthew Horton
Lecturer in Computing
School of Engineering and Computing

Matt is the Foundation Year Tutor for all courses that come under the area of Computing. Matt teaches a range of subjects across both the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. He is a member of the internationally renowned Child Computer Interaction research group and specia…