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What is it like to be a Computer Science student at York?

We are a leading department for Computer Science in the UK, and are consistently ranked in the top ten in UK league tables.  

Our teaching helps to prepare all our graduates for the workplace at all levels. We do this through close collaboration with industry to ensure that we keep up with emerging trends in such a dynamic sector.  

In September 2010, the Department moved to brand-new, purpose-built accommodation on the new University campus expansion at Heslington East. Our new building and state-of-the-art labs provide a stimulating and inspiring environment for students. Together with the University’s superb computer facilities and extensive library, we offer a truly world-class student experience. 

Student life, however, is more than just studying: taking part in college life and enjoying the city of York is all part of the experience. Find out more about what it is like to live and study in York, what you can do in your spare time while you are here, and what our city is actually like.


Supervisor and Student meeting

Studying in York

Find out what it is like to study here. MSc Computing student Hao Xu and academic Dr Will Smith can tell you more.

Outside Langwith College

Living in York 

What is it really like to live in York? We asked our students James Stovold and Gustavo Vargas Tena what they think.

Students on city walls

Exploring York

Historic York is big enough to be lively, but small enough not to be overwhelming. Discover more about our city here.

Students in discussion around table


What is a typical week like when you are studying Computer Science at York?

Read our students' diaries to find out more!