Our research cuts across the intersection of theoretical and applied computing. In the UKs 2014 independent research exercise, we were rated top in Scotland for research impact.OverviewResearch sectionsFormal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms (FATA)Glasgow Interactive SysTems (GIST) (aka HCI)Information, Data and Analysis (IDA)GLAsgow SyStems (GLASS)Centre for Computing Science Education (CCSE)Research themesCyber securityHealthcare technologiesMedia and data scienceProgramming
Our research cuts across the intersection of theoretical and applied computing. In the UK's 2014 independent research exercise, we were rated top in Scotland for research impact.
Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms (FATA)
Glasgow Interactive SysTems (GIST) (aka HCI)
Information, Data and Analysis (IDA)
GLAsgow SyStems (GLASS)
Centre for Computing Science Education (CCSE)
Media and data science
Understandable autonomous systems
The vibrant research culture of our School strongly encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration with each research section running its own seminar series, as well as contributing to a weekly research forum.
We have over 50 academic staff and more than 100 PhD students. Our research strategy is based on combining world-leading theoretical work with practical applications and much of our research has created high public impact.
Our research degrees enjoy world-wide prestige and we offer postgraduate programmes of outstanding quality. Postgraduate students benefit from the best possible support and supervision and, on graduating, they are well qualified to take up key posts in industry and academia.
Computing Science has held a departmental Bronze Award from Athena SWAN since October 2015, recognising our commitment to provide the resources necessary to eliminate gender bias and create an inclusive culture that values female staff.
The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017.
Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933.
The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics to European Studies.
The university consists of four colleges:
College of Arts
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
College of Social Sciences
There are three campuses making up the university.
Where you'll study
The Fraser Building
65 Hillhead Street
Glasgow, City Of