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Computer Science & Informatics

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Our postgraduate courses will put you at the forefront of developments in our interconnected world and give you an in-depth understanding of how information technology impacts on individuals, organisations and wider society.
School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
  • sought-after skills

    The UK Government has acknowledged the national shortage of skilled cyber security professionals in its National Cyber Security Strategy – and it’s a similar picture across the world. Our courses will put you in a strong position to take advantage and to gain advanced knowledge of this evolving field.
  • Hot prospects

    Recruitment website Careercast recently rated software engineering amongst the top ten careers in terms of work environment, employment prospects and income.

  • Well connected

    We are education partners of industry-leading companies such as Microsoft, CompTIA and VMWare. These partnerships enable you to access a huge range of software and give your qualification with us added credibility.

Why us?

Study at UEL and you will be working with a research-active academic team that’s internationally recognised for its depth of knowledge. Our academics are expert in fields such as software security, service-oriented computing, cloud computing, Big Data, information security and the latest developments in cybercrime.

Our MSc courses in Information Security and Digital Forensics, Business Information Technology and Software Engineering will provide the theoretical knowledge and the advanced practical skills and experience that will open doors to a wide range of professional careers.

Our Professional Doctorate in Information Security will take your knowledge to another level and typically attracts students who are already working at very senior levels in the area of cyber security.

UEL Docklands Campus
The national shortage of suitably qualified cyber security specialists makes information security and digital forensics a particularly attractive area of study for anyone interested in a career in this dynamic field. The ongoing threat of cyber attacks to companies and organisations means there are rich employment opportunities.

We have designed all of our courses to cater for the demands of industry and society, and we’ll help kick-start your career through our excellent local, national and international links with employers and specialists.

You will also benefit from specialist laboratories that have been designed and configured with the very latest hardware and software.
Learning By Doing


I had the opportunity to undertake various research topics and a research internship in computer forensics as well as to present our results in academic conferences in the UK and Australia. This enabled me to join, right after my graduation, Deloitte’s forensic technology department, which is the largest forensic practice in the world.
Nikolaos Sarantinos , MSc Information Security and Computer Forensics
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What we're researching

Our academic team is involved in major European research projects, including the crucial field of software security for mobile devices. 

Dr Paolo Falcarin, who teaches on the MSc Software Engineering and MSc Information Security and Computer Forensic courses, is an expert in the field of software security and service-oriented computing.

In 2014, he won a major research grant and became a principal investigator of the European FP7 project ASPIRE (Advanced Software Protection: Integration Research and Exploitation), along with six other companies and universities from across Europe. 

Dr Rabih Bashroush’s research interests include cloud computing and energy efficiency whilst Dr Christophe Tartary’s main area of investigation is the use of cryptographic protocols for the authentication of data sources.

As a team, our research work has a strong reputation across the UK and the rest of the world and we’ve developed key partnerships so we can transfer our knowledge to a range of industrial, commercial, policy-making and government departments.

As a result, our work has a major impact on IT products and services. We’re also improving public awareness of the social, political and financial impact of information and communication technologies.

Other areas of our research include:

Software – our Software Architecture Research Group covers cloud computing, data centres, energy efficiency, software design, documentation and evaluation and systems modelling.

Computing evolution - our Centre for Evolutionary Computing in Architecture explores how computing affects and shapes the world around us.

Sustainable IT – We have certified Green IT trainers who are working on a project that helps small and medium-sized businesses in London reduce their carbon footprints.

UEL Research