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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 1 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



Safe, Ethical and Secure: Robots you can rely on

Professor John A McDermid OBE joins us for this talk discussing the evolution of critical systems and what can be done to make them safe, ethical and secure.

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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.


Research Associate (Apply by 04/12/2022)

Lecturers (Apply by 05/12/2022)

Research Trainee (Apply by 13/12/2022)

Research Associate/ Research Fellow (Apply by 15/12/2022)

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