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Welcome to one of the UK's leading Computer Science departments, ranked in the top 100 in the world.

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We offer a range of innovative postgraduate taught courses, as well as postgraduate research options with world-leading academics.

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Discover the advances at the frontiers of the subject, taught by those doing the research on our new MSc in Advanced Computer Science

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Find out what our students really think of York: read our undergraduate student profiles and our postgraduate student profiles.

Latest news

Ants inspire stem cell research

29 August 2014

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A modelling approach developed by the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, and inspired by ant colonies, is part of a new project to understand the complexity of stem cell networks.

Four-year fully funded PhD studentship available for October 2014 entry

1 August 2014

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We have one fully-funded place for a UK/EU student to start studying for a PhD with us from October 2014. The PhD is sponsored by DSTL, entitled Continual Analysis of Operational Process Dependability, and includes UK/EU fees and an annual stipend.

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Study at York

Explore our new facilities

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Watch the video tour

We're housed in the newest Computer Science facilities in the UK, purpose-built for our teaching and research.


Professor Jim Woodcock, Head of Department of Computer Science

Prof. Jim Woodcock
Head of Department

Our excellence in teaching and research plus our strong industrial links make us one of the UK’s leading Computer Science departments.


Supporting women in science

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Spotlight on undergraduate study

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Dedicated support for your placement

You'll get help with your CV, interviews and support on your year in industry from our dedicated Industrial Placements Coordinator.

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What's it really like at York?

‌Explore a typical week in the life of a York Computer Science student.

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From York to San Francisco

Tom, who studied BEng Computer Science, explains how his degree helped him get his job at Twitter.

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Prepare for your working life

Our Admissions Tutor explains how York gives you the basis to tackle any challenge in the workplace.

York's Raspberry Pi Challenge

Take our Challenge

‌When your place is confirmed at York, you'll get a free Raspberry Pi so you can be part of our Challenge and win industry-sponsored prizes!

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