Department of Computer Science

Why study at Hull?

Great career prospects

We are within the top 10 UK Universities for graduate employability, and are always rated highly in the National Student Survey - especially for the quality of our teaching and support, course content, and ease of contacting staff and getting advice with studies.

We place great emphasis on students being able to make an immediate contribution in their chosen field, evidenced by the high proportion of graduates who find employment within six months of graduation.

Industrial relevance

We believe strong links with industry are vital in ensuring the best possible education for our students. We engage with a range of employers to ensure that our degrees are world leading and relevant. We also have our very own commercial software development unit (SEED Software).

Employers regularly visit the Department to provide guest seminars/workshops, meet with students and provide feedback on our syllabus. Visits have included Microsoft, Sony, Codemasters, Rare, Electronic Arts, Black Marble, and Content Master.

This close collaboration has led to some noteworthy achievements:

  • We were the first university in the world to introduce a .NET MSc, with support from Microsoft
  • We are the only UK university to have an academic awarded the coveted Microsoft MVP (Most Valued Person) status in recognition of contribution to the .NET community
  • We have a presence on the Microsoft Academic Advisory Board
  • We were the first UK university to be awarded Skillset accreditation for the MSc in Games Programming, an accreditation designed by the UK's creative industry

Our close links with industry are also helpful for employment prospects, and a number of companies have recruited students during their visits to the Department.

Early adoption of the latest technology

Our excellent relationship with industry enables us to secure and deploy the latest technology to our teaching and research labs.

  • We were the first UK university to adopt Microsoft XBox 360 development kits within the undergraduate curriculum and the first university in the UK to deploy Sony PSP development kits in teaching.
  • One of the first universities to adopt C# as the first programming language and to deploy iPhone development kits in teaching.
  • Member of Microsoft Academic Alliance, which enables our students to gain access (for no cost) to virtually the entire range of Microsoft software, including their operating systems and Visual Studio.
  • We are part of the PlayStation® First Partnership Programme, a Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Worldwide Studios (WWS) academic partnership programme to inspire innovation across PlayStation. PlayStation®First establishes partnerships with pioneers at the cutting edge of innovation, development and research. PlayStation®First status is awarded by invitation only to leading university courses, educational organisations and talent incubators - they must fulfil a set of academic and PlayStation oriented criteria.

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Excellent staff-student relations

The Department of Computer Science prides itself on excellent staff–student relations. We foster a friendly atmosphere and offer a range of courses and subject modules, so you can find something to suit your needs.

Professional accreditation

Our courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The following courses meet the educational requirements for CITP (Chartered IT Professional) and also contribute to Chartered Engineer status:

  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Games Programming
  • MSc Computer Graphics Programming
  • MSc .NET Distributed Systems Development
  • MSc .NET Financial Systems Development

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Our MSc Games Programming course is also accredited by Skillset, the creative industry's skills and accreditation body.

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