Department of Computer Science

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Our programmes

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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Research

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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Our reputation

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

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Research Excellence Framework

60 percent of our research was rated either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent.’

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Latest news

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Undergraduate’s road safety App wins award

A Surrey BSc Computer Science student has won the Sean Morley Prize, given by road safety charity AIRSO, in recognition of his App which identifies the safest way to reach your destination.

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Athena SWAN award for Computer Science Department

Surrey’s Department of Computer Science has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of the way it promotes gender equality and supports and nurtures staff.

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Surrey courses rank among the best in the world for scientific research

A respected league table has named the University of Surrey as one of the best in the world for scientific research. 

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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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