Welcome to the department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies


The digital information age is here. Its impact is global. Its influence on business, education and society is fundamental.

The department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies covers a range of diverse subject areas all with one thing in common - the use of IT to solve problems and to enrich society. Subjects covered include information systems, computer science, games technology, forensic computing, enterprise systems and music technology. Our work combines the rigours of IT with a deep understanding of the impact of digital technology and engagement with the challenges and opportunities it presents. Our work focuses on user-centred approaches to IT and technology - ensuring that technology meets the needs of those for whom it is intended.

We adopt a partnership and collaboration approach with regard to teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, professional development and international work.

We conduct world class research in unconventional computing, large scale distributed systems, data processing and management and embedded systems. Much of our research is conducted in collaboration with industry and academia, including CERN.

There are over 50 academic staff based in the department in areas such computer science, forensic computing, information management, web design and development, digital media, computer security, music technology, games technology, experience design and software engineering.  We offer a diverse range of degree programmes, short courses, professional development opportunities, consultancy and international partnerships to meet the needs of both society and business today.

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