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Department of Computer Science

black and white image of Kilburn Building from the street

About computer science at Manchester

Computer science is the theory and practice that underpins information technology; we're proud to have been its birthplace and to remain at its forefront today.

The best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

A number of the world's first computing machines were produced by researchers in the Department, and the first-ever stored-program computer was created at Manchester. Today we continue that heritage - using our leading facilities and high teaching standards to educate the next generation of computer scientists.

From our base at the University's Kilburn Building, some of the subject's brightest minds work on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as impactful research. We're one of the largest schools of computer science in the UK and our courses are developed with input from wider industry.