Computer Science @ University of St Andrews

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Welcome to the School of Computer Science

  • Jack Cole Building.
  • CS students after graduation.
  • Server.
  • Jack Cole student lab.
  • Philip Lee lab - Honours lab
  • John Honey teaching lab
  • Jack Cole student lab

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.

We offer BSc, MSci, MSc, MPhil and PhD 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.

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.


Mario Kart Around the World
The School recently hosted “Mario Kart Around the World” for students from Newport Primary. All versions of Mario Kart with the exception [...]
School Hosts StacsHack 2015
The School hosted a hugely successful StacsHack last month. We congratulate Stacs St Andrews Computing Society for organising and running a fantastic [...]
CoDiMa (CCP in the area of Computational Discrete Mathematics)
Steve Linton and Alexander Konovalov were successful in the application for the EPSRC-funded Collaborative Computational Project called CoDiMa (CCP in [...]
Administrative Data Research Centre – Scotland, St Andrews team
The Scottish ADRC is led by Chris Dibben at the University of Edinburgh, and is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council. The ADRC – [...]
A PhD studentship, in collaboration with MSR (Cambridge)
Reasoning about Racy Programs under Relaxed Consistency A PhD studentship, in collaboration with MSR (Cambridge) [...]
Research Evaluation Framework 2014
The results of the UK Research Evaluation Framework 2014 were released publicly today. The School of Computer Science was rated 14th in the UK (and [...]

Ongoing and future events

What’s happening to computer hardware, and what does it mean for systems software?  today 
Distinguished lecture: 2nd Apr 2015 at 9:15 am to 3:30 pm (in St Andrews) Distinguished Lectures Series The first set of Computer Science Distinguished Lectures in 2015 will be given by Prof Mothy Roscoe of ETH Zurich, 09:15–15:30 on Thursday 2nd April [...]
April 13th, seminar by Nicolai Marquardt: Towards Ad-hoc Collaboration Spaces with Cross-Device Interaction Techniques
Seminar: 13th Apr 2015 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) Speaker: Nicolai Marquardt, University College London Date/Time: 1-2pm April 13, 2015 Location: CS1.33a, University of St Andrews Abstract: Despite th [...]

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