About

Bristol is one of the leading universities for the study of computing. Whilst giving students an understanding of the foundations of the subject, we are proud of the symbiosis between our teaching and internationally leading research.

Computing is an interdisciplinary subject, with historical roots in mathematics, physics, electronics, psychology and neuroscience; the interplay between these areas is still very much in evidence today. You will see this diversity within the courses here - Bristol students experience it first-hand from the staff, whose range of interests include:

  • quantum computing;
  • microprocessor design;
  • biological computing; and
  • wearable computers.

For some, the attraction is:

  • creativity: designing and making things, from programs to electronic products;
  • intellectual challenges: solving problems and finding ways to understand complex phenomena both natural and artificial;
  • computing's direct relevance to the real world and its importance in many other areas of society.

Computing provides a route to many different career paths, and our graduates have a wide choice in the kind of work they do. Our courses provide a balance between leading-edge topics such as:

  • high performance computing
  • cryptography;
  • artificial intelligence;
  • software development;
  • system design and animation

Our  students profiles give a taster of what our graduates say and the jobs they have gone on to do.

Your choice of course and university is an important decision. This prospectus will give you a brief overview of Bristol's computing courses and what it is like to study here. If you have any further questions, please see our website or contact our Admissions Team who will be only too happy to help.

Bristol computing graduates are highly regarded; not only by computing-related employers, but also in other sectors of industry, commerce and the professions.