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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

York Computer Science hosted successful NASA Space Apps Challenge

14 April 2014

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York hosted a successful NASA Space Apps Challenge on 12-13 April 2014 - congratulations to all who took part. An update on the event will follow soon!

Join us for a Big Data Analytics Innovation masterclass

4 March 2014

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Book now for our April masterclass given by John Spooner of SAS UK & Ireland, which will give you an insight into how high-performance analytics and Big Data can aid innovation and fundamentally change business processes.

Safety expert appointed company Chairman for Rapita Systems

20 February 2014

Professor John McDermid OBE FREng

Professor John McDermid OBE FREng has been appointed company Chairman for Computer Science spin out company, Rapita Systems.

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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: Studying for a PhD

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Make an original contribution to Computer Science

Choose to study with one of our world-renowned research groups on a carefully structured PhD programme.

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Deciding what to study?

Take a look at what areas our cutting-edge research groups cover.

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What do our students really think?

‌Anna, studying the use of music in human-computer interfaces, reveals all about life at York.

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