Computer Science @ University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews crest

Welcome to the School of Computer Science

  • Academics in robes with Vint Cerf
  • The Jack Cole building
  • First year lecture
  • MSc students in the lab
  • MSc students in the lab
  • Undergraduate tutorial
  • Blue sky thinking
  • MSc students enjoying a sunny day
  • MSc students at the summer BBQ
  • First year students in a lab-based excersise class
  • MSc students in the snow after November graduation
  • MSc students after graduation
  • Undergraduate students after summer graduation

The first degree in Computer Science was awarded in 1971 in the University of St Andrews. Today, the School of Computer Science is a centre of excellence for computer science teaching and research, with staff and students from Scotland and all parts of the world. It is a member of SICSA - The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance. You can find our alumni across the world in industry and academia. The School moved into the purpose-built Jack Cole and the refurbished John Honey buildings in 2004, which we are regularly updating with new labs and new teaching spaces.

We offer BSc, MSci, MSc, MPhil, PhD, and EngD degree programmes, and are active in research in the fundamentals of computer science, networking and distributed systems, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, and software systems engineering. Part of each academic year is our Distinguished Lecture Seminar series, which is approaching its 50th anniversary in 2019.

If you are thinking about studying at St Andrews, you are very welcome to come and visit us to see for yourself. There are visiting days on Wednesdays throughout the year. If you are one of our Alumni please visit our Alumni site for alumni stories and more.

The School endorses the Athena SWAN charter and is actively working towards recognition.

News

PhD Viva Success: Vinodh Rajan Sampath
Congratulations to Vinodh Rajan Sampath, who successfully defended his thesis today. He is pictured below with supervisor Dr Mark-Jan Nederhof, resear [...]
Deepview Project: Innovative GAZER Software
Congratulations to Dr Miguel Nacenta and Michael Mauderer on the success of Deepview and its subsequent application Gazer, an open source tool that pr [...]
Could your car be used to spy on you?
In the not-so-distant future, cars won’t require a human driver anymore. They will drive autonomously, and you will be their passenger. However, th [...]
Computer Science: June Graduation Reception 2016
Congratulations to our Senior Honours Class of 2016, and our PhD students Dr Jan de Muijnck-Hughes, Dr Christopher Davies, Dr Jakub Dostal, Dr Marc We [...]
SACHI presence at CHI 2016
The SACHI group were well represented at CHI 2016 held in San Jose, California. The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the pr [...]
Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Computer Science
The School of Computer Science is excited to announce Scotland’s first Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Computer Science. The innovative research [...]
Alex Bain completes 2016 London Marathon
Congratulations to School Administrator Alex Bain, who completed the London Marathon for worldwide cancer research. Alex, runner no 5089 is pictured b [...]

Ongoing and future events

International Summer Programme @ Computer Science  ongoing 
Summer School: 25th Jul 2016 at 9:00 am to 26th Jul 2016 at 4:30 pm (in Various) High school pupils from across the world are given a taste of what studying computer science at a Scottish university involves. Pupils attend lectures [...]
Undergraduate visiting day
Visiting Day: 28th Sep 2016 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Prospective undergraduates are welcomed to the School of Computer Science for an undergraduate visiting day.
Undergraduate visiting day
Visiting Day: 5th Oct 2016 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Prospective undergraduates are welcomed to the School of Computer Science for an undergraduate visiting day.
Undergraduate visiting day
Visiting Day: 19th Oct 2016 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Prospective undergraduates are welcomed to the School of Computer Science for an undergraduate visiting day.
Undergraduate visiting day
Visiting Day: 26th Oct 2016 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Prospective undergraduates are welcomed to the School of Computer Science for an undergraduate visiting day.