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The Department has an international reputation for the quality of its research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 92% of our research work was rated either world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of its originality, significance and rigour. We have a REF grade point average (GPA) of 3.39, ranking us 5th out of 89 computer science departments in the UK.

There are many local and international collaborations in both research and teaching within the Department. Some of the companies that support our research and teaching include Daimler-Chrysler, Glaxo Welcome, Motorola and Nokia. In particular, Daimler-Chrysler has chosen the Department as one of its very few Distinguished Academic Partners.

Research Centres and Institutes

Research CentresThe department includes a number of internationally renowned research centres who generate high profile research.

Impact Case Studies

Computer Science research often results in direct impact on various aspects of society, through technology development, or contributions to policy discussions.


The Department was in the Top 5 Computer Science departments for research excellence in the 2014 Research Assessment Framework.