Computing Undergraduate Courses

Perfect your computing skills in one of the most hi-tech cities in the UK. Get ready for a career in the exciting, fast-changing world of computing.

Whether it’s keeping pace with the needs of manufacturers and consumers, creating the latest computer games or working on essential everyday tools for millions of workers, there’s a whole host of opportunities for study including the chance to take each of our degree courses with an industrial placement and an exciting range of careers open to you after you graduate.

Top 10in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching**The Guardian University Guide 2023 - Animation and Game Design subject area
Top 10in the UK for student satisfaction with the course**The Guardian University Guide 2023 - Animation and Game Design subject area
Top 20in Animation and Game Design**The Guardian University Guide 2023 - Animation and Game Design subject area
95%of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things**BSc (Hons) Computer Science - National Student Survey 2022
90%of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course**BA (Hons) Computer Games Modelling and Animation - National Student Survey 2022

"Programming modules allowed me to become part of IBM’s Internship Scheme!"

“Completing the programming modules allowed me to develop new skills that led me to becoming part of IBM’s Internship Scheme for my placement year. Other skills that I learned during my time here, such as teamwork, organisation and communication, helped me to make the most out of this opportunity.”

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Student Showcase 2022

We're showcasing the work of some of our talented Computer Games students to celebrate their achievements over the 2021-22 academic year.

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Academic named as one of the UK’s most influential technology figures

Richard, who was recently named as the country’s second most influential academic in the Tyto Tech 500 Power List, argues that the models used for analysing Covid-19 data caused delays in action taken to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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The hackathon provided me with a huge amount of experience, it is definitely a fun and brilliant way of learning new stuff, in this instance it was HTML, CSS and JavaScript alongside data visualisation methods and techniques!

Nathan Phillips
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
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VR work puts David in the top 30 under 30

Computer Games Modelling and Animation graduate David Sibrina has been recognised as a future leader back home in Prague for his continuing virtual-reality work on surgical planning.

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Emily Noble, BSc (Hons) Information Technology graduate

Placement year a key stepping stone for Emily

Emily is creating apps that are used around the world in the construction, engineering and nuclear industries. And she says her placement year as a web developer was a key stepping stone to landing her job after graduation.

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Daniel's dream job at Xbox

Find out how we steered our Computer Games Modelling and Animation graduate Daniel Fern towards a career with Microsoft Xbox.

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Dominick turned his hobby into a career

Read how studying our Computer Science degree enabled Dominick to turn his hobby of developing apps into a career.

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Gaming students find their perfect placement

Find out how four students have been able to run their own business during their placement year.

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Kriss lands dream job with local games company

After completing his degree in Computer Games Programming, Kriss secured a job as a Junior Programmer at local games company Bulkhead Interactive.

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What our Computing graduates do

The range of skills and practical experience that you’ll gain on our computing courses will give you a great start to a variety of careers.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

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Data Science Research Centre

Data is all around us. And our Data Science Research Centre is exploring pioneering ways to manage, process, analyse and obtain intelligence from this data for maximum impact.

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Student stories

Our students and graduates are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. Let our students and graduates tell you theirs.

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