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Computer Science

Students studying at the School of Computer Science will learn about cutting-edge developments in computer science and develop transferable skills that can be applied in different areas of work. The School is rated highly for teaching and research, with world-renowned, enthusiastic and friendly staff, a new building with top-class facilities, and a great reputation amongst students and graduates.

Courses

This information is accurate for studies commencing in 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergraduate

Computer Science BSc (Hons)
Computer Science MSci (Hons)
Computer Science (Gateway) BSc (Hons)
Computer Science (Gateway) MSci (Hons)

Joint degree options

You can take Computer Science BSc (Hons) with another subject as part of a joint degree.

Postgraduate

Taught

Advanced Computer Science MSc
Artificial Intelligence MSc
Computer Communication Systems MSc
Computing and Information Technology MSc
Data-Intensive Analysis MSc
Dependable Software Systems MSc Master Mundus (EU)
Human Computer Interaction MSc
Information Technology MSc
Management and Information Technology MSc
Software Engineering MSc

 

The School of Computer Science also offers MPhil degrees for many of the taught postgraduate programmes. The MPhil includes a full year of research following the taught component.

Research degrees

The School offers PhD, EngD, MPhil and MRes programmes.

Find out more about Computer Science research programmes and application details.

Visit St Andrews

If you are interested in studying at St Andrews, join us at an open day to explore the town, find out about our courses and meet current students.

 Undergraduates

Booking for the spring visiting days is now open. To book onto a visiting day, please select your preferred choice of date and complete the booking form.

Postgraduates

  • Wednesday 8 March 2017
  • November 2017 - date to be confirmed.

Booking for the spring visiting days is now open.

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Computer Science facilities

Purpose-built labs for Computer Science are well equipped with a mix of modern Linux, Windows PC and Apple systems, as well as specialised high-speed networking and monitoring equipment. The School’s dedicated server room caters for production and experimental systems and hosts a wide variety of modern, enterprise-grade server and storage equipment.

A range of virtual and physical server resources are in place and three dedicated clusters are available to support a variety of computationally intensive research activities. The School has in-house facilities, supported by extensive expertise, for fabricating experimental electronic devices and physical components through 3D printers and CNC systems. There is also a dedicated HCI laboratory with specialist equipment including:

  • Wacom Cintiq devices
  • a range of current generation mobile and tablet devices
  • eye and motion tracking hardware
  • a Microsoft Surface Hub
  • a number of novel interface technologies. 

Find out more about facilities at the School of Computer Science.

Funding opportunities

The University of St Andrews offers funding opportunities at every level of study.

Undergraduate

Various scholarships are available for prospective undergraduate students.

Undergraduate scholarships

Taught postgraduate

There are many potential scholarships and support schemes available to taught postgraduates.

Postgraduate taught scholarships

Research postgraduate

The School has a number of scholarships available for research students.

Funding for research degrees

Careers for graduates in Computer Science

Computer Science courses aim to prepare you for careers in technology, academia, finance, and commercial posts at both national and international levels. Employers regard Computer Science graduates as technically and intellectually capable, and a number of employers visit the School on a regular basis. Graduates have taken roles in companies as diverse as:

  • internet giants like Google and Amazon
  • management consultancies like Accenture, Deloitte, and KPMG
  • small start-ups like Cloudsoft and Skyscanner
  • established multinationals like Adobe, Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and Hewlett Packard.

See recent graduate employment case studies.

Contact

School of Computer Science
University of St Andrews
Jack Cole Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9SX

Email: admin-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 3253

Computer Science website Computer Science research portal