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Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. We are a long-established department with a reputation for innovative project-based teaching and world-class research.   We have been ranked top five for research excellence as part of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 

Applications are now open for the Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship programme which supports exceptional early-career researchers who have potential to be leaders of the future. This four-year prestigious Fellowship will lead to a permanent (tenured) academic position.
Expressions of interest should be emailed to Prof. John Derrick by the 9th January 2015. Please include your CV and an outline of your fellowship plans.
Learn more about the programme.

We're Number One

The University of Sheffield has been voted number one in the UK for student experience in the 2014-2015 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

This amazing accolade further strengthens our position as an internationally renowned institution not only for academic excellence but also student experience.

In addition to being voted number one overall, the University was judged top for high quality facilities, a good social life, good accommodation and our Students’ Union.

Students also scored the University highly in the good support and welfare, well-structured courses and good library categories.

Undergraduate courses

Image: computer science studentsWe're one of the top 10 computer science departments in the UK for graduate employment. Our unique undergraduate courses combine rigorous theoretical knowledge with practical skills. You'll have the chance to join the only student-run software company in the UK.

Undergraduate degrees
Genesys Solutions – our student-run IT company

Postgraduate study

Image: computer science studentSpecialise with a masters (MSc/MEng) degree that includes project-based teaching and real-world experience of software development. Scholarships are available for Home/EU students. Or study for a research degree (PhD/MPhil) and join one of our world-class research groups.

Postgraduate study
Funded PhD opportunities


heartWe're a world-class centre for computer science research. The 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework rated 92% of our research as either internationally excellent (3*) or world leading (4*).

Learn about our research

Open days

open day guidesCome to an open day and find out what the Department of Computer Science is really like. You'll have the opportunity to see demonstrations, and talk to our staff and current students - and we'll reimburse your travelling expenses up to a maximum of £50.

Undergraduate open days
Postgraduate open days

LATEST NEWS: The Department has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, in recognition of its long-standing commitment to gender equality and support for the career development and progression of women.