Why study Computer Science at York?

There has never been a more exciting time to study Computer Science - it is a subject that involves you in the very make up of the world as technology becomes more and more a part of our lives. But why should you choose to study Computer Science at York? Here's a few reasons why we think you should:

  • Excellent facilities - our new home on Heslington East has been purpose-built for Computer Science, and includes up-to-date lab facilities that are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • You will have excellent career prospects - our graduates are highly sought after in the workplace.
  • Our strong links with industry ensure our courses are up to date in such a dynamic and fast-moving industry. Industry also provides us with excellent placements, to help you put into practice what you have learnt in your degree.
  • You will be taught by academics at the cutting edge of their field - so you are up to date with the latest in Computer Science. The majority of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • You can choose what to study as you progress through the courses - this can include getting involved in the latest research in the Department.
  • We are a top UK Computer Science department - based on measures such as student satisfaction and employability of our graduates.
  • We are proud of our high staff-student ratio - so you can enjoy quality time with academic staff and easy access to your supervisor.
  • We teach you Computer Science in a broad and principled way, and the theory as well as the practice. Our courses give you the thorough grounding in Computer Science that will allow you to pick up languages and techniques easily in the workplace.
  • We teach you in a range of ways, including tutorials, lectures, practicals and individual projects.
  • We provide a supportive and friendly environment, including a personal supervisor, to help you get the most out of your time at York.
  • York has excellent transportation links - meaning you can reach London is under two hours, as well as finding the rest of the UK easily accessible.

Find out more about why York, the University and city, is a great place to live and study.