Welcome to the Department of Computer Science.
We're a supportive community of students, academics and researchers based in our modern, purpose-built facility on Campus East. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.
Our modern, self-contained building houses four software laboratories, two hardware laboratories and a range of social learning spaces.
Committed to equality
We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.
Add a placement year with all our courses so that you can gain real world and valuable career skills that make you stand out from other graduates. We have a dedicated placement team that will prepare you for your year in industry.
Our single subject courses are accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Our specialisation courses are four year integrated Masters degrees.
- Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence (MEng): accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
- Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence (with a year in industry) (MEng): accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
- Computer Science with Cyber Security (MEng)
- Computer Science with Cyber Security (with a year in industry) (MEng)
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