Department of Computer Science


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We offer undergraduate, postgraduate masters and postgraduate research programmes in computing, bringing together the best of computer science.

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Industry-focused programmes

Across all our degress, programming is industry-standard and we have comprehensive support for our Professional Training year

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We are involved in a broad range of research areas within the department and across the University.

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Active PhD community

We have a highly active postgraduate research community (around 50 PhD students) with industrial sponsorships.

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93 percent of our UG students are employed or studying, six months after graduation.

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My PhD experience – Jorden Whitefield, Computer Science

"To date I have already had one joint paper published with researchers in the Netherlands and Germany, and I’m currently writing up another publication to submit soon."

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My PhD experience – Anna Vartapetiance, Computer Science

"For me, one of the best things about continuing my studies at Surrey was the support I received from my supervisor, who has enabled me to achieve so much."

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University of Surrey recognised for cyber security research

 The University of Surrey has today (Monday 3 April) been awarded recognition as one of the Government's "Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research” for a further five years.

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Cyber threat security under the spotlight at Surrey and Singapore Universities

The University of Surrey and Singapore Management University (SMU) will lead one of six new joint research projects which will see UK and Singapore-based researchers working together to strengthen knowledge and capabilities in cyber security.

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World-leading cyber security expert moves to Surrey

Professor Chen, who joined the Department of Computer Science on 3 October, will lead research into hardware security and cryptography – a key specialism within the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security. She moves to the University from Hewlett Packard (HP) Labs where she was principal research scientist in the Security and Manageability Laboratory.

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Computational intelligence expert named 2016 IEEE Fellow

Professor Yaochu Jin has been given the honour of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Fellow in recognition of his achievements in the field of evolutionary optimisation.

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