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 course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) – the Chartered Institute for IT. Our excellent facilities include modern PC rooms with 120 workstations, special-purpose hardware for embedded applications for VR headsets, professional graphic cards and a High-Performance Computing cluster for large-scale data processing.
We were ranked 3rd in the UK for overall satisfaction in postgraduate Computer Science in the latest Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2019.*
Reading is at the centre of the Thames Valley on the M4 corridor, which is a major high-technology hub. 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.
* Out of 33 institutions, based on 36 responses.
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