Study with us in Manchester
Computing is changing every aspect of our lives - our aim is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for a career shaping the future. Computing will be at the heart of future revolutions in business, science, and society.
Find out the benefits of studying with us.
Courses and programmes
By choosing to study at Manchester you will be joining one of the most innovative and successful schools of computer science in the world. Browse through our study section to find out more about our Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught courses and Postgraduate Research programmes. Flexible study and distance learning options are available through our Professional Development courses.
Professor Steve Furber honoured with BCS Lovelace Medal and Distinguished Fellowship
Professor Steve Furber has been awarded as a Distinguished Fellow by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
As a Distinguished Fellow, Prof. Furber joins some of the top names in the history of the industry including Bill Gates, Sir Tim Berners Lee, Vint Cerf and Manchester’s first Computer Science Head of School, Prof. Tom Kilburn (1974).
The REF 2014 results are out
According to the UK government's Research Excellence Framework (REF2014):
- We have the best environment in the UK for computer science research
- 94% of our research is classed as "world-leading" (4*) or "internationally excellent" (3*)
- 100% of our impact case studies ranked 3* and 4*
We are 50 years old!
The School was founded on 1 October 1964, when Tom Kilburn became the ﬁrst Professor of Computer Science and Head of School.
During 2014 we celebrated our 50th anniversary as a School. We put a page together to showcase some of the interesting facts and ﬁgures that capture the essence of our School. We hope you enjoy them!
Schools and colleges
There is a nationwide movement to improve the quality of computing in schools and colleges. The School of Computer Science is a leading player in this movement and offers support for both teachers and schools, to improve the experience of school students and to enable teachers to teach the subject with confidence.
Our area covers the fastest developing technologies in the world. The requirement for graduates with the skills to work in this field is continuing to grow, whilst the actual supply of graduates with the skills is dropping worldwide. Explore this section to discover how we prepare our students for their future careers and where a degree in Computer Science has taken some of our graduates.
Research in the School reflects the breadth of computer science, from "chips to people", creating a virtuous circle of research into the foundations of computer science, research into the application of CS fundamentals to address problems, which in turn, informs research into the fundamentals of Computer Science.
- Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2015
- ARMOR patent filed
- Published: Friday, 27 March 2015
- CodeBug: The cute, programmable, light-up wearable for everyone
- Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015
- PhD student Farideh Jalalinajafabadi: 3MT People's Choice award winner
- Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015
- Professor Furber: Lovelace Lecture
- Published: Friday, 20 March 2015
- IMA CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICS OF ROBOTICS.9–11/09/2015 St Anne’s College, Oxon
- Published: Thursday, 19 March 2015
- Nature Biotechnology and scientific publishing. MIB L.T 10.30 20/03/15