The department has 41 full-time members of academic staff and over 50 postgraduate researchers, making us the largest department within the Faculty of Science & Technology.
We have offered courses in this well-established subject area for over 20 years and we are renowned for producing not only highly employable graduates (the Guardian having noted specifically our reputation for providing courses which equip students with the skills for the profession), but also graduates of high esteem and recognition; for example, our students have excelled in recent national and European Cyber Security competitions.
Our research is structured around our five focus areas. We promote both basic and applied research and our postgraduate researchers are highly engaged with both the academic and industrial communities. We study computing systems and their role and inter-relations in a larger organisational ecosystem and, hence, interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity are main themes of our research, motivating us to work closely with colleagues from different subject areas, including Psychology, Business, Law, Health and Social Care and Tourism. Our steadily growing success in our research has resulted in a growing number of national and European funded research projects.
Enterprise and Professional Practice
We have a long track record of working with the professions, providing consultancy and training to organisations in many different sectors. Our students are encouraged to gain experience in industry during their placement year, which gives them a competitive edge in the job market after graduation.
Companies we work with include: Adido Solutions, CISCO Systems, County Councils, DEK Printing Machines, Estee Lauder, Google UK, Hewlett Packard, House of Fraser, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin UK, Microsoft UK, Micronav, Ministry of Defence, Nationwide Building Soc, NHS, Oracle Corporation, Quinetic, Siemens and Xerox, as well as Schools and Colleges.