About us

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science.

Computer Science will only grow in relevancy, as the world becomes more and more reliant on technological advancements. Computer Science is now an important factor in engineering, science, travel, commerce and even the media, meaning the knowledge and practical skills you gain through studying with us is widely applicable to a whole range of different industries.

At Aberystwyth, we are proud to be one of the longest established Computer Science departments in the UK, ranked top in Wales for the subject of Computer Science (The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020). We continue to lead in technological research and in the delivery of top quality graduates.

From developing cameras for use in space missions to improving ways of screening cancers, our lecturers are making important contributions in the real world. Our areas of research and development include robotics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, image processing, internet communications and software engineering, and we have links with major international companies.

The majority of our degrees are accredited by British Computing Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council, giving you a head start when you enter the competitive job market on graduation.

Aberystwyth is a fantastic place to be a student. The town is set amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, and the University offers excellent sporting, social and support facilities. Come and see for yourself what makes Aberystwyth such an incredible place to study.

Dr Thomas Jensen
Head of Department