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:
For some, the attraction is:
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:
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.
Together with the Department of Electronic Engineering, the Department carries out a number of projects through 3CR, a University Innovation Centre initially funded by the DTI but now self-supporting. 3CR is a non-profit company with many Industrial partners including:
The Department is involved in University-wide research themes. These are a University of Bristol strategy to help focus strategic investments into areas in which Bristol is, or can be, world-leading. In particular, we are heavily involved in driving the agendas behind:
We currently collaborate with numerous academic organisations in the UK and around the world, including:
SET squared is a UK partnership with the Universities of Bath, Southampton and Surrey and the associated international partnership with San-Diego. The Bristol SETsquared Centre is the University of Bristol’s award winning business incubator that operates within the wider partnership.
Funding for our research comes from a variety of sources including EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, SSRC, MRC, EU, DTI and Industry.
We are committed to interdisciplinary academic research and applied research with industrial partners. To this end, we have pursued a strategy of employing energetic new staff with interests in areas such as neuroscience, quantum information, robotics, and biologically-inspired computing.
In Bristol, we are fortunate in that our nearby industry includes:
The activities of each of our research groups involve visiting industrial staff.
Bristol computing graduates are highly regarded; not only by computing-related employers, but also in other sectors of industry, commerce and the professions.