Computer Science

  • 6th in the UK for Computer Science in the The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • Partner to the Alan Turing Institute and home to the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Excellent facilities spanning a wide range of machine types and software ecosystems
  • Courses designed to launch and develop careers for those working in or entering data and technology-driven roles

As a Computer Science postgraduate student at Exeter, you will be part of a small, friendly department that supports close personal contact between staff and students.

You will work in a highly productive and well-organised research environment, with a suite of new teaching and research laboratories in the Harrison Building.

Designed to support our students in lifelong learning, these programmes can all lead to either further academic study (for example PhD) or career change, or acceleration. 

Rich in current research and taught using industry standard software and methods, you may also choose to combine your degree with modules in Strategy, Marketing, Management and Leadership.

Open-minded entry requirements will allow us to consider your application, even if your undergraduate degree was not in computer science.  

Teaching draws upon our expertise in artificial intelligence, statistical modelling, machine learning, computer vision, high performance computing, the future internet and evolutionary algorithms.

Computer Science at the University of Exeter is dedicated to teaching and supporting individuals within this advancing, dynamic subject to help them shape a better world. Our business-linked, research-led programmes explore the breadth of Computer Science and its applications, enabling our students to undertake valuable work experience and supporting their journey to fulfil their career ambitions.

Our research community includes experts in artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, computer vision, high performance computing, the future internet, and evolutionary algorithms. We work closely with other disciplines on a wide range of projects and enjoy a fruitful relationship with a variety of business partners, collaborating on diverse projects that encompass engineering, IT, telecoms, water, aviation and biosciences.

Professor Ronaldo Menezes, Head of Computer Science