Computer Science @ University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews crest

Welcome to the School of Computer Science

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

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.

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

News

PhD viva success: Yuchen Zhao
Congratulations to Yuchen, who successfully defended his thesis yesterday. He is pictured with supervisors Dr Tristan Henderson and Dr Juan Ye, Intern [...]
Alex Bain completes 2017 London Marathon
Congratulations to School Manager Alex Bain, who completed the London Marathon again this year, raising funds for Guide Dogs. Alex, runner no 40807 is [...]
MPhil viva sucess: Yunjia Wang
Congratulations to Yunjia Wang, who successfully defended his thesis today. He is pictured with Internal examiner Dr Alice Toniolo and Supervisor Dr I [...]
Senior Honours: Poster Presentation and Demo Session 2017
Our talented hard working SH students from CS4099: Major Software Project and CS4098: Minor Software Project presented their posters and final year so [...]
Junior Honours: Software Team Project 2017
Earlier today our Junior Honours students presented their Team Projects. The projects involve substantial team based software engineering and rely hea [...]
Hot off the press: Type-Driven Development with Idris
A new book, Type-Driven Development with Idris has just been published by Manning Publications. Written by Dr Edwin Brady, the creator of Idris, Type- [...]
Alex runs London Marathon 2017 for Guide Dogs
Alex Bain will be running the London Marathon again this year, raising funds for Guide Dogs. He is holding a fundraising bake sale in the department t [...]

Ongoing and future events

SRG Seminar: Investigation of Virtual Network Isolation Security in Cloud Computing Using Penetration Testing by Haifa Al Nasseri  this week 
Talk: 4th May 2017 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (in Cole 1.33b) Systems Seminars Series Software Defined Networking (SDN) or Virtual Networks (VNs) are required for cloud tenants to leverage demands. However, multi-tenancy can be compromi [...]
Workshop on Considering Technology through a Philosophical Lens
Workshop: 18th May 2017 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) Technology fundamentally shapes our communication, relationships, and access to information. It also evolves through our interaction with it. Dialogui [...]