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Department of Computer Science

50 Years of Computer Science at York

In 2022, we are celebrating the 50th year of the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. Our Founding Professor, Ian Pyle, was appointed on 1st January 1973. 

Our excellence in teaching and research, plus our strong industrial links, make us one of the UK's leading Computer Science departments. Find out more about the department.

Undergraduate study



SwarmHack '22

Hosted simultaneously at the University of York, the University of Sheffield, and the University of Manchester, SwarmHack '22 (funded by UK-RAS) aims to tackle the challenge of remotely operating robot swarms. Please note this event runs from Monday 13 June - Wednesday 15 June


The Innovation Platform at the National Railway Museum

Please note that this event runs until August 2022. The National Railway Museum are launching a brand new exhibition focusing on emerging ideas and extraordinary achievements from the rail industry’s leading research and development departments.


GTA Information & Recruitment Event

This event is aimed at Computer Science PhD students and is an opportunity to find out about the role of a GTA and how it can benefit your future career.


Mixed Signals: audio and wearable data analysis for health diagnostics

Professor Cecilia Mascola joins us to discuss the challenges and opportunities that mobile and wearable health systems are introducing for the community, the developers and the users.


Measuring Player Experience: A Paradox of Human-Computer Interaction

Join us in the Ron Cooke Hub as Professor Paul Cairns delivers his inaugural lecture.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The Department of Computer Science holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our work to promote gender equality. We're committed to make significant progress on many issues of equality, diversity and inclusion, and we look forward to working with our community to achieve the challenges we've set ourselves.

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You can read our Athena SWAN submission May 2020 (PDF , 5,203kb) document.

Postgraduate study


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Green Impact

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The Department received a Platinum Green Impact award in 2021, following Gold awards in both 2019 and 2020.

The auditors said: "The Department of Computer Science has made a thorough contribution to sustainability through their efforts with Green Impact, and have done so consistently across team members and over time. Impressively, they have come up with creative ways to minimise waste and raised significant amounts for charity. They should be an example to other departments."

Green Impact is a United Nations award-winning programme designed to support environmentally and socially sustainable practice in organisations, and is run by the National Union of Students.


Research Centres

Our research centres span several departments and reflect how we collaborate with researchers from different subject areas.


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