School of Computing Science

Sir Alwyn Williams BuildingSince 1957, when we became the first university in Scotland to have an electronic computer, Glasgow has built a reputation for the excellence of its Computing Science research and its graduates. Today, our School of Computing Science is one of the foremost in the UK, setting itself the highest standards in research, and research-led learning and teaching.

We have approximately 70 FTE academic staff, support in the region of 130 research students, and deliver teaching to approximately 1,600 undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Annual research income is more than £3.5 million.

In the UK's 2021 independent research exercise, 100% of our impact was judged as world-leading. Overall, 98% of our research was deemed to be either internationally-excellent or world-leading; since the previous research exercise in 2014, the amount of world-leading research has increased from 36% to 63%.  Our School is ranked 5th and 6th in the UK for Computer Science in the Times Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and The Complete University Guide 2022 respectively.

‌‌Glasgow Computing is renowned for research and teaching at the intersection of theoretical and applied Computing, and our undergraduate degree programmes are underpinned by a deep theoretical understanding.   We are 4th in the Russell Group for graduate career prospects (HESA 2017-18).

Banner with 6th in the UK for Computer Science in the Times Sunday Times GUG 2021 and 8th in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2021