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School of Computing and Digital Technologies

Moulding the careers of the future

Future technologies underpin our teaching contributors such as Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CISCO, TIGA and Ukie.

A practical approach to study

Practical, Problem, Project based learning from day one where technical and theoretical subject knowledge is key.

Support from industry partners

Mentoring and workplace experience opportunities, live briefs and projects for students to engage with.

We offer leading courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level to prepare the next generation of digitally native professionals for the workplace in the School of Computing and Digital Technologies.

Our wide-ranging portfolio offers opportunities to study film, music, games design, games programming, computing, journalism, visual effects and more. Professional short courses, higher and degree apprenticeships and research degrees provide many flexible routes to study.

Many of our staff are known as active practitioners in their field, including sports journalists who present on radio and TV, music lecturers who play live concerts and media staff who act on the small screen. Employability is at the forefront of our work, and we have the facilities to offer hands-on experience.

Examples of opportunities available include:

  • modelling character movement using a Vicon motion capture system in games design
  • presenting in a fully equipped TV newsroom
  • using Cisco labs with accreditation opportunities on networking courses

The School is benefiting from recent investment of more than £12 million. We have created innovative teaching facilities for our computing and games courses, including the Digital Kiln – a unique space where our students learn together in an active and collaborative way.

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