York Professor on BBC2 Collectaholics
15 April 2015
If you're interested in vintage computers, don't miss Professor Jim Austin and his vintage Computer Museum on the BBC 2 programme, Collectaholics. More details of the episode (screened on 15 April).
8 April 2015
The International Space Apps Challenge, a 48 hour global coding event organised by NASA, was hosted in the Department of Computer Science on 11-12 April. The Challenge invited participants from around the world to tackle real-life challenges set by NASA.
Explore our new facilities
We're housed in the newest Computer Science facilities in the UK, purpose-built for our teaching and research.
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.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results ranked York's Computer Science:
This result confirms the long-standing global reach and real-world significance of our research and makes us one of best Departments in the country for nurturing excellent research by staff and research students alike. All aspects of our impact and environment were judged to be of world-leading or international standard.
Head of Department Professor Jim Woodcock: "York Computer Science has always aimed to give excellent support for the production of great research that excites the academic community and has profound real-world effect. The REF 2014 results confirm our outstanding research achievements to date. Our staff and students' creativity, expertise and enthusiasm will allow us to build on this success over the coming years."
Spotlight on PhD study
A Week In The Life of a PhD Student (PDF , 788kb) explores a typical week studying for a PhD in Computer Science at York.
Find out what programme you will follow, and what support we offer.