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Undergraduate courses

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Study computer science as a standalone subject or as a combined course with mathematics. You also have the option to undertake a placement year, preparing you for your career.

How you'll study

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Our academics have expertise across a broad range of areas. Learn theoretical and practical skills through lectures, lab sessions and projects, and get real-world experience if you undertake a placement.

Life in the Department

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We offer many extracurricular activities, including an Extreme Programming Club, Linux User Group and Data Science Hackathon.

R. U. Hacking? is a student-led society that’s open to students across the University with an interest in technology.

Our facilities

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The Department of Computer Science hosts dedicated computing labs, an immersive virtual reality system and a big data computing cluster.

Life in Reading

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Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train. 

Undergraduate stories

"Reading and the Thames Valley area is synonymous with some of the world's most innovative technology companies, such as Microsoft and Oracle. Being in the Thames Valley breathes opportunity."


Ross Beale, BSc Computer Science graduate


Enviable location

The UK Digital Technology Census 2019 found that Reading has the second highest number of digital tech organisations in the UK, beaten only by London ("The UK Digital Technology Census 2019", The Data City).


Multinational companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Sony and IBM are on our doorstep.
Athena SWAN Silver Award
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