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Welcome to Computer Science at Durham

As a UK Top 10 Department (Complete University Guide 2022) we are committed to high quality teaching and research.

We are located in the beautiful city of Durham and have recently moved into a brand new purpose built building along with the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

We are proud of the emphasis we place on equality, diversity and inclusion and are working hard to make our department the no.1 University in the UK for women to study Computer Science.

Find out more about us
Athena Swan Bronze Award since 2018
9th in the UK The Complete University Guide 2022
Ranked 9th in Subject by The Guardian University Guide 2022
Scholarships Our Anne-Marie Imafidon ‘Women in Technology’ Scholarship exists to support aspiring female computer scientists throughout their undergraduate studies

Study with us

  • Undergraduate Study

    A degree in Computer Science from Durham will allow you to become a driver of change in modern society as we give you both a deep understanding of the fundamentals of computation and a knowledge of the emerging technologies.

  • Postgraduate Study

    Working with academics who are leading cutting-edge research will give you first-hand experience of top quality projects. 

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Undergraduate Study

A degree in Computer Science from Durham will allow you to become a driver of change in modern society as we give you both a deep understanding of the fundamentals of computation and a knowledge of the emerging technologies.

Postgraduate Study

Working with academics who are leading cutting-edge research will give you first-hand experience of top quality projects. 

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Our brand new podcast is now available!

Computers are a key part of modern life - but how did we get here and what might happen in the future? To find out, listen and subscribe now to hear Professors Sue Black OBE and Gordon Love plus a range of incredible guests take us on a tour of the 100 Moments That Rocked Computer Science: https://kite.link/100moments

 Follow @100momentsCS and #100moments on Twitter to keep updated on future shows.

Diversity and inclusion

At the department of Computer Science, we want to create an open and inclusive workplace and study culture where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Diversity and equality are an important part of this commitment. We strive to ensure that this ethos informs everything we do at all levels.

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Work with us

The Department of Computer Science is expanding!

We have already doubled in size over the last few years and we are aiming to expand up to around 60 academic staff. We value all our staff – whether they are working in professional support, teaching or research – and have placed diversity and inclusion at the heart of our strategy and operations. We are keen to hear from candidates from all backgrounds. Our work in diversity is led by Professor Sue Black and we are working hard to build a more inclusive department which is outward-facing.
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Student updates

We offer a unique opportunity to write a new chapter in Durham University's proud history.

Highlights

A day in the life of a Computer Science student

Find out what it's like to be a Computer Science student at Durham University.
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Inspiring the next generation of women in tech

On Wednesday 5 February 2020, I had the pleasure of attending a Women in Tech panel held by the Durham University Women in Business society in collaboration with DUWomen in STEM and CGNE.
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Get in touch

Enquiries about Computer Science and our courses should be sent via the emails below.

Our address:

Mathematical Sciences & Computer Science Building

Durham University

Upper Mountjoy Campus

Stockton Road

Durham

DH1 3LE

UK

 

Questions about studying here?

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