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Congratulations and Welcome to the Department of Computer Science


Head of Department - Prof Gordon LoveCongratulations on gaining a place at Computer Science! You are joining Durham Computer Science at such an exciting time.

This is a really exciting time to be studying Computer Science. At Durham we are growing our Department and the opportunities this affords to students.

It’s also an exciting time for Computer Science as a discipline - with graduates being much in demand and research in Computer Science covering some of key topics of our time.

I’d like to warmly welcome you to both Durham, and to being a Computer Scientist. Enjoy your studies, enjoy the many other activities that are on offer at University, and enjoy Durham!

Professor Gordon Love

University student
New students, welcome to Durham! The best piece of advice I could give you is “the more you put in, the more you get out.” It’s a cliché, but it’s true! On the academic side, make sure you engage with things like practical classes, to get more out of taught content than a simple lecture can provide. Outside of your studies, explore the opportunities in your college and beyond, and commit to a few of your favourites. Best of luck, and enjoy your time here!

Kamil Hepak
Course Rep - MEng Computer Science



Department Information

Our departmental Sharepoint Site provides further information.

Next steps

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Module Registration

Important information and instructions regarding module registration
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Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Covid-19 Safety

We're working hard to welcome you safely and delivering quality education and student experience. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice. We can't wait to see you soon!

Covid-19 Response: Applicants and Future Students