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School of Computing

About us

In 1957 the University of Leeds was one of the first universities in the UK to buy a computer.

This was a revolutionary development in university science and engineering, and the springboard for academic computer science in the university.

We have an established track record for delivering high quality research with over 85% of research activity rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

Our high research ratings mean that you will be supervised and taught by world-class, research-active academics on undergraduate degrees, masters courses and research degrees at the forefront of knowledge and thinking.

An Industrial Advisory Board ensures that industrial partners provide input into the ongoing development and review of our courses to ensure that our courses are in line with employer needs.

Our postgraduate research (PhD) students are undertaking a range of projects linked directly to the work within our two research institutes:

We have long established links with industry and other organisations, both in the UK and overseas. We also have well-established collaborative links with other schools in the University, and with other academic institutions around the world.

Staff in the School are supportive and student-focused, well-connected nationally and internationally, within academia and industry, bringing a richness to our teaching and degree programmes.

In 1957 the University of Leeds was one of the first universities in the UK to buy a computer.

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School statistics

Computing students

League table positions and statistics about our school.

Big data analytics

Big data

Two grants will make the University of Leeds a major centre for ‘Big Data’ analysis.


Artificial intelligence

We have a wide range of facilities to support our teaching and research.

Athena Swan

Athena Swan

We hold the bronze award under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.