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Department of Computer Science

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science

A community that encourages excellence and innovation

Supporting our award-winning students is not the only thing our Department is known for. Our high-impact research has also helped us gain international recognition, as have our impressive industry links and our innovative enterprise culture.

The future is what you make it

Watch the video to give you a taste of what we do in the Department of Computer Science.


Our specialities and research

The Department has a rich research base

Although the Department of Computer Science specializes in a variety of research areas, it is specifically interested in the following specialisms:

  • Network and information security
  • Networking and Distributed Systems
  • Computer games technology
  • Applied computing
  • Critical infrastructure protection

Members from our Department have created an impressive publication output and have secured high levels of external funding, including €13.9 million European Union funding for our work with Aniketos, €2.6 million for our work with the What to do With the Wi-Fi Wild West (Wi-5) project and £40,000 for our Virtual Cloud-Based Cyber Security Training Platform (VIBRANT) project.

Our research community are also involved in various international research conferences, such as the IEEE and ACM conferences.

In the latest research assessment (Research Excellence Framework 2014) we submitted to the Unit of Assessment 11, Computer Science and Informatics. 80% of our research impact within this unit was rated as being at international level. 

The Department of Computer Science has a strong track record of collaborating with industry, having previously used our expertise to work with organisations such as the BBC, Panasonic, EPSRC and Thales. The Department also works with local, regional and national organisations through student placement, research, consultancy, short-course activity and knowledge transfer partnerships.

Read more about our research


of our research impact was rated as being at international level


of our research is internationally recognised or higher


of BSc (Hons) Computer Forensic students are in work or further study 6 months after graduating

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