Computer Science offers a challenging, flexible scheme of study that is invigorated by the research interests and expertise of our academics, and by our strong links with high-tech local industry.
Our excellent facilities include approximately 200 workstations with a virtual infrastructure for remote connection to a secure virtual private network, a Power Wall, a walk-in immersive virtual reality system and a Big Data computing cluster.
Reading is at the centre of the Thames Valley on the M4 corridor, a major high-technology hub often referred to as the "Silicon Valley of Europe". Our ideal location provides many links with local industry and global companies. As a result of this, we have a particularly lively programme of both pure and applied research in a diverse range of topics. These include Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Computational Science and Computer Vision, as well as excellent placement and graduate job opportunities.
Career prospects for the students of our courses tend be strong as the knowledge and skills acquired are very relevant not only to the IT and high-tech industry, but also in the large majority of the industrial and scientific domains.
Our compulsory modules are taught in week-long blocks, making them suitable for taking on an ad-hoc basis as part of an individual’s CPD.
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.