The Department

The Department is a global leader in research in experimental computer science.

Our degree programmes recognise the ever-increasing importance of computer systems in fields such as commerce, industry, government and science. 

UCL Computer Science graduates are particularly valued as a result of the Department's international reputation, strong links with industry and ideal location close to the City of London.


Our Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees

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Postgraduate MSc Degrees

Research Degrees

MRes Degrees Programmes

Like our MSc's, MRes's are one calender year programmes but with more emphasis on research through a longer research project and a corresponding reduction in the number of taught modules. MRes's are therefore an excellent preparation for entering a PhD programme, indeed many Doctoral Training Centres (DTC's) such as our DTC in Financial Computing have an initial MRes training year. We will be offering a number of competitive scholarships for our PhD programmes that those taking our MRes programmes will be eligible to apply for.

We currently offer:

MRes Computational Statistics & Machine Learning

MRes Financial Computing

MRes Virtual Environments, Imaging & Visualisation

MRes Web Science & Big Data Analytics

Other Research Degrees in Engineering...

PhD Degree Programmes

Our PhD programme allows students to conduct research in any of the wide range of specialities.

The EngD programme which is run in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture and focuses on research in Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation.

The UK PhD Centre in Financial Computing - University College London (UCL) in collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE) and the London Business School (LBS) and twenty leading financial institutions have been awarded 7m (8m) by the UK Government to establish a national PhD training centre in Financial Computing.

UCL SECReT  - the new 17m national centre for PhD training in security and crime science at University College London, the first centre of its kind in Europe.

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Why Study Here?

What our students say...

Undergraduate student view

"As one of the top universities in the world, UCL was naturally my one and only choice. With the broad spectrum of subjects they have on offer, I knew that I would not only be learning subjects related to my degree, but also be allowed the opportunity to study other subjects such as philosophy, history and psychology as part of my optional courses.

Classes in the Malet Place Engineering Building are equipped with the latest teaching equipment, and the laboratories are filled with ample learning resources theres nothing more you could ask for, really. The same goes for the library; it has friendly staff, an easy-to-use self-service borrowing machine, a big computer cluster room and loads of books and references. Definitely first-class"

Soon Hui Yee
BSc Computer Science


Postgraduate student view

"Driven by the question "How does it work?", I went from the electrical engineering side of telecommunications to computer science. Throughout my time at UCL, the Networked Computer Systems programme not only answered all of my questions, but introduced new ones which I carried on investigating either during my day job or my spare time. I must say I am still pleasantly surprised when I encounter the numerous systems and concepts studied during the MSc in real world deployments and actively discussed by fellow colleagues from accross the IT industry.

Keep your mind opened, hold on tight throughout the ride and you will not be dissapointed, because whatever you carry on doing afterwards, know that you will have the right tools to move forward."

Georgian Mihaila, R&D engineer at Orange Labs
MSc Networked Computer Systems

Careers in Computer Science

Graduates from UCL are keenly sought by the worlds leading organisations - many progress in their careers to secure senior and influential positions. UCL Computer Science graduates are particularly valued as a result of the Department's international reputation, strong links with industry and ideal location close to the City of London. Our graduates secure careers in a wide variety or organisations; for example with global IT consultancies, as IT analysts with City banks, or as IT specialists within manufacturing industries.

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Virtual Open Day

Virtual Open Evening

If you weren't able to make our Open Evening in March, take a look at some on the videos we took from the event here

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