Computer Science climbs the league tables

Posted on 23 September 2015

Computer Science leaps to 11th place in The Times and Sunday Times league table 2016

The Department of Computer Science has leapt to 11th place in The Times and Sunday Times Good University 2016 league table, just announced.  Having also recently improved its performance in the National Student Survey, the Department continues to climb the league tables.

Gaining a total score of 91 out of 100, the Department performed well all around in teaching quality, student experience, research quality, and entry points. It performed particularly well in graduate prospects with a score of 89.4%.

In responding to the announcement, Head of Department, Professor Jim Woodcock said:

"I'm delighted to see that the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 ranks our department at 11th. This reflects the increased satisfaction of our students, the quality of our research (5th for research impact and 7th for overall research in REF 2014), and the overwhelming success of our graduates in finding high-quality employment. Our results in the Sunday Times rankings are thanks to the hard work and commitment of all our staff and to our excellent new buildings and facilities."

Overall the University maintains a strong position, having risen by one place to 15th in the league table.  The University has invested £750m on its Heslington East campus where the Department of Computer Science is based. The Department is housed in purpose-built, state-or-the-art facilities where current students can gain access 24/7.