The Department of Computer Science is among the top computer science departments in the UK and is currently receiving investment to further strengthen its position. It was rated 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise and is regularly ranked high in independent league tables.
The Department’s computer facilities are based on a fibre optic backbone and 1G switched fast ethernet LANs. This is structured to give easy access to the University’s Academic Computing Services, which gives access to world-wide facilities via SuperJANET.
Research facilities currently consist of four laboratories equipped mainly with the latest multimedia Pentium stations running Linux, Solaris or Windows-NT/2000.
These stations are served by a high-performance computing infrastructure composed of a 168-processor cluster architecture, an eight-processor computation engine, and several terabyte servers.
Research students also have access within the Department to three laboratories of Linux stations, and Windows 2000 stations and multimedia suites; and internally, to about 400 PC stations distributed in the campus and several remote sites.
The Department maintains an active programme of seminars, by both visiting speakers and members of staff; in addition, there are regular research group meetings.
The University has excellent library facilities with access to Inspec and other databases. The Department is an institutional member of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the British Computer Society, and subscribes to most of the major computer science journals.
International Student Requirements:
Equivalent overseas qualifications may be considered.