Computer science

Study computer science and make your mark on the future.

Our courses provide you with the foundation knowledge and industrial experience you need to create mobile applications, learn about advances in cyber security, drive web development and originate business solutions.

Informed by research conducted in the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, our undergraduate degrees are recognised by the UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre, plus other leading research groups. 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).

Our courses are ranked 3rd in the UK in the National Student Survey 2022 and 6th in the UK for computer science and engineering in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022.

We also deliver on graduate employability, with 100 per cent of our undergraduate and postgraduate research students, and 94 per cent of our postgraduate taught students going on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2022, HESA).

Students and graduates

Studentships

Engineering science for health studentships

Funding information:

UKRI-aligned stipend (£17,668 pa for 2022-23), approved University of Surrey fees and a research budget. An additional bursary of £1,700 per annum for the duration of the studentship will be offered to exceptional candidates.

PhD on Artificial Intelligence for Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Funding information:

A stipend of £19,000 for 22/23, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home rate fee allowance of £4,596 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year). The studentship is offered for 3.5 years. For exceptional international candidates, there is the possibility of obtaining a scholarship to cover overseas fees. 

Digital resilience studentships

Funding information:

​The studentship will provide a stipend at UKRI rates (currently £17,668 for 2022/23) and tuition fees for 3.5 years. An additional bursary of £1,700 per annum for the duration of the studentship will be offered to exceptional candidates.