Information Technology and Computer Science top in the UK for student satisfaction

Information Technology courses overall ranked 22nd in the country for the subject, 17th for graduate outcomes and 24th for research quality.

Date: 17 June 2022

London Met’s Information Technology and Computer Sciences course have ranked number one in the country for student satisfaction in the most recent Complete University Guide. 

This metric comes as a result of the excellent scores the subjects saw in the most recent National Student Survey.

Dr Preeti Patel, Head of Computer Science and Applied Computing said “There has never been a better time to study Computer Science at University. Our students are exposed to a variety of application development platforms, they complete a work placement and a large individual project. The students appreciate the supportive environment here, which allows them to be the best that they can be. We are very proud of everything they have achieved.”

In addition, Information Technology courses overall ranked 22nd in the country for the subject, 17th for graduate outcomes and 24th for research quality. 

Its excellent graduate outcomes are informed by initiatives such as live projects with industrial partners such as Lloyds’ Bank; paid work placements within the university such as a recent learning analytics project, in which three students undertook a project to analyse student data for policy decision making; and encouragement into research careers through opportunities to co-author research papers with academics. 

Alumnus William Spicer Adams, who now works within the commercial real estate brokerage at Colliers International in Seattle, Washington said, “the coursework involving dimensional data modeling, SQL and data mining were likely the most beneficial and helpful with respect to my current role and set of responsibilities.

“Having a more thorough understanding of cardinality rules, data types, joins and database theory are almost always applicable to any data wrangling project to which I've been assigned.”