The site's West Extension Building houses some of the School's research laboratories.
We are a research-led School in one of the UK’s premier universities† with a reputation for excellent teaching and internationally accomplished research activities. The School employs over 60 teaching or research active staff.
Our research publications and activities were examined in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and 70% of the submitted research was considered to be in the two highest categories identifying it as either world-leading or internationally excellent.
In terms of the proportion of 4* and 3* research, Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff is ranked joint 18th in the UK out of 81 submissions; on this same basis the School is joint 1st in Wales.
The School has several state of the art research laboratories, and is a partner in an interdisciplinary Communications Research Centre, The Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences and The Research Institute of Visual Computing.
The main degrees taught by the School are BSc degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems and Computer Systems Engineering, and MSc degrees in Computing and Strategic Information Systems. These degrees are professionally accredited by the BCS (British Computer Society), the Chartered Institute for IT. We also offer some interdisciplinary MSc degree programmes jointly with other Schools of the University. All taught programmes are supported by excellent library and computing laboratory facilities on site. Overall, we have around 400 students taking these programmes.
The Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics (COMSC) is located in the £35 million Queen’s Buildings complex (with 24-7 access) on Newport Road within Cardiff city centre.
The Cardiff School Of Computer Science & Informatics
We are a research-led School in one of the UK’s premier universities† with a leading, international reputation in
- High performance & scientific computing
- Visual computing
Our research is underpinned by dedicated laboratories for
- Augmented reality
- Grid & cloud computing
- Human factors technology
- Security & privacy
- Solid modelling & visual computing
The School welcomes further partnerships with industry and the public sector. Our collaborative research is having an impact in sectors such as healthcare, defence, engineering and the environment.
Each year over 100 highly-skilled students graduate from the School, many of whom will have benefited from industry-based placements and projects.
† Cardiff University is a member of The Russell Group of Universities. The group represents the 20 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.