Computing degrees

A Computing degree equips you with the knowledge and practical skills required to design and develop innovative tech-based solutions to complex information and real problems faced by businesses, the community and global industries.

Are you interested in how artificial intelligence, data analytics, the internet of things, virtual reality and robotics are changing our world? Our two-year undergraduate degrees and master’s programmes will equip you with the skills and competencies needed to design and develop data-driven computing solutions.

Learn on the latest state-of-the-art AI, robotics and immersive technology equipment, including a Boston Dynamics “Spot” (a robotic dog) and a Birdly.

There are also a variety of postgraduate research programmes available. Our current areas of specialism include (but are not limited to): personal identification, cybersecurity, and image analysis.

We are committed to promoting the benefits of STEM careers for all.

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Our state-of-the-art computing suites are equipped with world leading technologies, including Spot by Boston Dynamics, and Birdly by Somniacs. Part-funded by a Local Growth Fund grant from the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (BLEP), we are investing £3.2 million into Computing, AI, Robotics, Cyber security and Immersive Technologies so you can experience, train and develop alongside the latest tech.

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Why choose Buckingham

Study Computing at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.

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“I have never been in a more supportive environment. The tutors really make sure you’re doing the best you possibly can and are always helpful.”

Alisha, Computing

Your future career

Our Computing School graduates now work at technology leaders like Microsoft, IBM and Abode, and broadcast companies, such as the BBC. Other industries our graduates have entered include higher education, finance and publishing.

Demand for workers with specialist computing skills, like data scientists, has more than tripled in the UK over the past five years. By enabling students to specialise in the second year of their undergraduate degree, they gain the specific skills needed to progress into careers in AI and robotics, cybersecurity or computer games and immersive applications development.

Our Careers and Employability service can help you build your portfolio and a network of employer contacts to make you a great prospective employee for any business. They can also help you find a job that matches your aspirations and puts your new computing skills to work.

We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.

Industry links

Our students have the opportunity to gain experience through our established partnerships within companies spanning a wide breadth of industries, from data analytics providers like Zizo and multi-factor authentication vendors, Deepnet Security, to charitable organisations such as the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

We also have a number of connections with professional bodies such as CPHC and BCS.

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