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The Department of Computer Science at York

How far is Campus East from Campus West?

The Department is housed in a new purpose-built Computer Science building at the University of York Campus East. Campus East is situated approximately ten minutes walking distance from Campus West, but there are clear footpaths and a free and frequent bus service for students to move easily between the two campus sites.

How do I find the Department and the University?

Download maps of the campus and how to reach it – York is easily accessible: situated almost halfway between London and Edinburgh, trains from London take under 2 hours; 2½ from Edinburgh. York is also well served by road links, being easily accessible from the A1, M1 and the M62. For more information on how to find us visit our Contact and Maps page.

For those travelling from overseas, there are airports at Leeds/Bradford (with a direct bus transfer to York), Doncaster and Humberside. Manchester International Airport's rail link provides a direct route to York, with a travelling time of just 1½ hours and Heathrow Airport can be reached in just 3½ hours. There are also excellent ferry services from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge to Hull.

What facilities do you have in the Department?

The Department of Computer Science has just moved to a fantastic new building which has enhanced our facilities for both students and staff. We house a dedicated postgraduate software laboratory which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can see more of our facilities on the video tour of our Department at http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/about-us/new-building/

Financing your study

What tuition fees do I need to pay?

You can find out what fees there are and when you should pay them in the page about Fees and Funding.

What scholarships are available?

We offer a number of scholarships to help you finance your study on our taught Masters courses. You can find out about funding opportunities here.

Our courses

What language requirements do I have to meet?

You need to achieve an IELTS minimum of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each area. Other language tests are also accepted, for more information, click here. 

Are your courses accredited by professional bodies and what does this mean for me?

Both the IET and BCS recognise the following course as partial fulfilment of the education requirement for the Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration:

  • MSc Safety Critical Systems Engineering

When students are awarded the MSc Human-Centred Interactive Technologies they automatically meet some of the conditions for professional engineering status in the UK for IET.

Our MSc in Cyber Security is one of just twelve universities in the UK to have received full certification from the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Find out what this means for you, here.

When is the deadline for applications?

There is no formal deadline; we accept applications throughout the year. You can only start the course in September of each year.

What will my workload be like?

The number of hours scheduled for lectures, programming classes, laboratory periods and tutorials is between 15 and 20 hours a week. However, much of the required learning is achieved outside the scheduled timetable, and so you will be need to be self-motivated, self-disciplined and willing to learn outside your contact hours. Your personal supervisor will be on hand to guide your studies.

Life at York

What accommodation is available?

York has a collegiate system of accommodation, and your college is where you are likely to live for your first year at York, but you will remain part of the college community throughout your time at York. Find out more about the colleges at York and why they are the hub of social activities on campus.

What facilities are there for students at the University?

The University has many facilities for students, including a sports centre, nursery, shops on campus, health centre and student’s union. Find out more about what the University can offer.

The City of York

Where can I find out more about the city of York?

Here are some links that you might find useful in finding out more about the city of York:

 

 

After you graduate

What sort of jobs do York Computer Science graduates get?

Here at York, we're really proud of the fact that more than 97% of our postgraduate students go on to employment or further study within six months of graduating from York. We think the reason for this is that our courses prepare our students for life in the workplace through our collaboration with industry to ensure that what we are teaching is useful for employers.

So where do our students go once they leave York? Find out here.

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