19 June 2015
Two Computer Science students have scooped cash prizes for their enterprising ideas: Sam Heather's pingWHEN, a personal safety app, scooped a £2000 prize for Outstanding Business, while Ben Ezard's student property rating website won the Most Robust Plan title.
19 June 2015
A team of researchers led by Computer Science academics will investigate the next generation of software tools that will lead to a new way of developing robotic control systems, which are increasingly becoming part of our everyday life.
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.