Welcome to the School of Computer Science
The first degree in Computer Science at St Andrews was awarded in 1971. 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, MSc (Res), 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.
- PhD viva success: Gonzalo Mendez
- Congratulations to Gonzalo Mendez, who successfully defended his thesis today. He is pictured with supervisor Dr Miguel Nacenta, Internal examiner, Dr [...]
- Funding success for characterizing the adoption of ORCID ID in academic communities
- Alex Voss from the School of Computer Science and Anna Clements and Eva Borger from the University Library have been awarded funding by OCLC for a 1-y [...]
- Scholarships and bursaries: student perspectives and experiences
- Applying to study at university includes many financial considerations. Scholarships and bursaries can help reward academic achievement and provide fi [...]
- PhD viva success: Matus Tejiscak
- Congratulations to Matus Tejiscak, who successfully defended his thesis yesterday. He is pictured with supervisor Dr Edwin Brady, Internal examiner Dr [...]
- Computer Science student launches UK-wide app: Shrowze.
- “The Human Personal Assistant you summon by text” Computer Science student Nnamdi Ekwe-Ekwe launches a UK-wide app today, that frees up your time [...]
- DLS: Functional Foundations for Operating Systems
- Biography: Dr. Anil Madhavapeddy is a University Lecturer at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory, and a Fellow of Pembroke College where he is Director [...]
- PhD viva success: Alexander Murashko
- Congratulations to Alexander Murashko, who successfully defended his thesis last week. Alexander is pictured with External Examiner, Professor Paul Mc [...]
Ongoing and future events
- Elliot Brooks (The HUT Group) School Seminar
- Seminar: 3rd Apr 2018 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) School Seminar Series Abstract TBD
- Jan Kofroň (Charles University) School Seminar
- Seminar: 10th Apr 2018 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) School Seminar Series Abstract TBD
- SACHI Seminar: Klen Čopič Pucihar – The Missing Interface: Micro Gestures on Objects for Augmented Reality Interaction
- Seminar: 12th Apr 2018 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33b) SACHI Seminar – The Missing Interface: Micro Gestures on Objects for Augmented Reality Interaction Speaker: Klen Čopič Pucihar Abstract: Aug [...]
- SACHI Seminar: Matjaž Kljun – Large scale studies of habit changing interface design
- Seminar: 12th Apr 2018 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33b) SACHI Seminar – Large scale studies of habit changing interface design Speaker: Matjaž Kljun Abstract: Various technologies can be used in pe [...]
- Rachel Menzies (Dundee) School Seminar
- Seminar: 17th Apr 2018 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) School Seminar Series Title and Abstract TBD