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Computer science

Do you enjoy all things tech? Do you find yourself wanting to keep up with the latest innovations or checking out the newest smartphone app and software programmes? If this sounds like you, a degree in Computer Science could be your calling.

By studying Computer Science at Hertfordshire, you’ll experience teaching at the forefront of technology and design the future innovations which will become an essential part of modern life. Plus, you’ll learn in industry-standard facilities designed to get the best out of you, from experiential learning zones to specialist workshops and laboratories.

Maybe you'd like to get hands on developing robotic systems, or you'd like to delve into the depths of programming, networks, and operating systems. Perhaps your ambition is to specialise in Artificial Intelligence, or you'd prefer to go beneath the skin of the data that underpins the modern world and be in charge of transforming the digital society in our daily lives. Whatever your passion, our range of modules in AI, Robotics, Data Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Computer Networks, and Machine Learning will give you the opportunity to specialise in something you care about.

Whatever you decide, you can kickstart your career in the diverse industry of Computer Science with the tools and confidence you need to stay ahead of the competition.

Why choose this subject area?

  • Computer Science saw 90% of its research ranked as world-leading (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)
  • strong industry links with local and national businesses. Our graduates have gone on to work at organisations including Sega Europe, Canon UK and EE
  • learn in our brand-new School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science building, opening in 2024. You’ll benefit from experiential learning zones, from large Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) spaces, workshops, laboratories and more flexible learning environments
  • flexible range of courses with opportunities to specialise in artificial intelligence, software engineering or networks
I started at Ocado as an Accounts Payable Administrator and within one month I captured the attention of the Finance Systems team due to my Oracle SQL skills and wider IT skills I had developed at the University.

Hafsa Rahman

BSc (Hons) Computer Science