Computer science is your gateway to being one of those that shapes the future. Subjects such as artificial intelligence and cyber security, plus a few you have yet to discover, are vital to how the world operates, and those who work within these disciplines are those that determine how the world will work in the future.

No aspect of modern life goes untouched by the technologies you will study at our University of Surrey, and you will be learning from globally recognised experts at the leading edge as you become part of a highly prized group moulding the emerging world.

In the league tables

Our recent results in league tables and REF 2021 demonstrate our commitment to driving the student experience and our international reputation in research.

Student satisfaction

The University of Surrey is ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023.

Global ranking

We are ranked 6th in the UK and top 100 globally for computer science and engineering in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022.

Research excellence

We are ranked 7th in the country for our research outputs in computer science and informatics according to the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.

Recently awarded projects in AI and security

  • Professor Li Chen recently won ‘Ensuring Secure and Safe CMD Design with Zero TRUST Principles’, through the Health Work Programme
  • Dr Robert Granger recently won an EPSRC Research Grant - PKC-Sec: Security Analysis of Classical and Post-Quantum Public Key Cryptography Assumptions
  • The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has recently announced the formation of the Defence Data Research Centre (DDRC) as part of the newly released Defence AI Strategy and the newly establish Defence AI Centre. The University of Surrey will be providing the cyber security expertise.

Collaborative studies between University of Surrey students and academics

Title: A Structural Characterisation of the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Network in Cancer
Authors: Angel Chatzaroulas, Vytenis Sliogeris (BSc Computer Science at Surrey), Sotiris Moschoyiannis, Roman Bauer, Francesca M. Buffa and Pedro Victori
Published by: Symmetry Journal 2022.

Title: Checking Opacity and Durable Opacity with FDR
Authors: Jay Le-Papin (BSc Computer Science at Surrey) Brijesh Dongol
Published by: International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods.

Title: Here and There at Once, with my Mobile Phone!
Final Year Project publication by James Lewis a former undergraduate at Surrey
Authors: Ioana Boureanu, David Gerault and James Lewis (BSc Computer Science at Surrey)
Published by: International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications.