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 School of Computer Science welcomes all new and returning students for the start of the 2016 2017 academic year.

Orientation week schedule 2016-2017.

About the School

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

Google @ St Andrews – 28th September
Come along and learn about Google and some of the engineering challenges they are tackling. The event will include talks from our very own CS alumni a [...]
David Harris-Birtill: Converge Challenge Winner 2016
Congratulations to Dr David Harris-Birtill, who was announced the winner of the Converge Challenge KickStart award at a ceremony in Edinburgh yesterda [...]
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 [...]
Senior Honours: Poster Presentation and Demo Session 2016
Our talented industrious senior honours students presented their posters and final year software artifacts to staff and students last week. The best p [...]
Katerina Saranti and Tatiana Matejovicova: Google STEP Internships
Congratulations to second year students Katerina Saranti and Tatiana Matejovicova, both have successfully secured Google STEP Internships with Google, [...]
Welcome to new Staff and Students
We are delighted to introduce the latest members of staff and research students to the school. Dr Bo Chen: Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor in the S [...]

Ongoing and future events

School Seminar: “The path to Cellular IoT and the promise of 5G” by Frankie Garcia  next week 
Seminar: 27th Sep 2016 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) School Seminar Series The School of Computer Science welcomes Frankie Garcia from Keysight Technologies, Edinburgh.  Abstract: Over the last two decades we have witnesse [...]
Undergraduate visiting day  next week 
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.
SACHI Seminar: Professor Chris Reed – Argument Technology and Argument Mining
Seminar: 6th Oct 2016 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Honey 103 - GFB) Title:  Argument Technology and Argument Mining Chris Reed, Centre for Argument Technology, University of Dundee – http://arg.tech Abstract: [...]
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.