UCL Computer Science (UCL-CS) is a global leader in research in experimental computer science. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 80% of our work was rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
Our specialties include virtual environment work, network and systems research, and human-computer interactions. UCL-CS enjoys the UCL tradition – we are multidisciplinary, sharing ideas and resources from other departments and the wider world. Our researchers are leading the global search for new knowledge, driven by our unique integration of theory and experiment and supported by our culture of high expectation and low boundaries. We ask questions and we challenge ideas.We are an open, friendly department, open to ideas and open to people. UCL-CS is integrated with the business world and takes a flexible approach to ensure that the needs of all partners are met, and that our research has an impact on the world beyond academia. We believe in our subject and in its potential.
Our degree programmes and industry courses recognise the ever-increasing importance of computer systems in fields such as commerce, industry, government and science. We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s taught degrees, and postgraduate research qualifications. Throughout its history UCL-CS has had a big impact on the European computing landscape – notably, establishing the first connection to the precursor of the Internet outside the United States. We continue to create innovative technologies that change lives with computers.Our current training includes: short courses for IT professionals employed in areas such as Time Series Modelling; and Fundamentals of Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. We also deliver undergraduate degree programmes in Computer Science, and Mathematical Computation, and a range of specialist one-year MSc degrees in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning; Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging; Financial Systems Engineering; Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics; Information Security; Machine Learning; Networked Computer Systems; and Software Systems Engineering.
Areas under development include: short courses for IT professionals employed in networking for games and simulations, electronic payment technology, computer security basics, smart card technology and creating best-selling iPhone and Android Apps. New degree programmes and modules in the areas of web science, cloud and mobile computing, and financial risk management are also planned for students starting in the autumn 2012.