About us

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science.

We do not only offer you excellent teaching by some of the best researchers in the field, but also the chance to study in an area of outstanding beauty, as part of the close community that exists between staff and students in Computer Science.

  • 92% student satisfaction for our G400 Computer Science degree scheme (NSS, 2017)
  • 90% student satisfaction for our G401 Computer Science (with Integrated Industrial and Professional Training) degree scheme (NSS, 2017)

Aberystwyth Computer Science are delighted with REF2014 success

Take the time to browse through our webpages and find out more about our courses on offer. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with us, our contact details are located on the Contact Us option.  If you have never visited Aberystwyth, come along to one of our Open Days so that you can see why we are UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality and the best in Wales for student satisfaction, and meet some of the staff who’ll be your mentors and guides during your time with us.

The Department of Computer Science

So why choose the Department of Computer Science at Aberystwyth University?

We are one of the longest established Departments of Computer Science in the UK and continue to lead in technological research and in delivering top quality graduates. We carry out research and development in areas including robotics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, image processing, internet communications and software engineering, and have links with major international companies. In the Research Excellent Framework of 2014, our department was rated as 11th in the UK and 1st in Wales for Research Intensity by the Times Higher Education. This demonstrates that our degrees are constantly innovating your learning experience.

Most of our degrees are accredited by the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) on behalf of the Engineering Council, this will give you a head start when you enter the competitive job market.

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 and social facilities.

Why 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 you gain as you study with us is widely applicable to a number of vastly different industries.

The Department of Computer Science places importance on the quality of teaching, learning environment and the cultural experience it offers its students. In the 2017 National Student Survey, our Computer Science degrees (G400, G401) obtained over 90% student satisfaction.

Our exciting and work place relevant degree schemes are highly regarded by both students and employers. Just this year an incredible 98% of our graduates were in employment or further study 6 months after graduation that is 8% higher than Computer Science graduates nationally (HESA, 2018). This demonstrates that our innovative teaching gives you a smooth transition from campus to career.

Our graduates are able to find interesting, well-paid work after graduation. Our degrees will prepare you for a variety of careers that include: Software design; Communications and Networking; Computer Applications; Web Development; IT consultancy and management; Systems Analysis and Development. 

Why Aberystwyth


Aberystwyth is  vibrant, cosmopolitan bilingual university town, between the rolling Cambrian mountains and the stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay. Aberystwyth home to 9,000 students.  You’ll be part of a campus university with its own sports centre, a busy Arts Centre; and you’ll be next door to the National Library of Wales, only one in five copyright libraries in the UK.