Students using the Computer Science Turing Lab

Study Computer Sciences at Hull

Choose from a range of computing-related degrees, from general Computer Science to Software Engineering, Games Programming, and Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. And gain a whole year of hands-on experience by taking an industrial placement: all thanks to our strong connections to some of the biggest names in the industry.

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A degree designed for
your future

The skills, experience and technical expertise you’ll gain at Hull will put you in high demand when it’s time to enter the job market in this fast-moving industry.

You’ll gain a rock-solid grounding in the fundamentals of computing, information science and informatics and you'll learn to problem solve using logical thinking and developing your programming and professional skills.

Then, you'll tailor your learning to the career you want. Choose from specialist modules and degrees such as Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Games Programming and Robotics. Or even discover how to build and grow your own innovative tech business.

Our strong connections with companies like EA, Sony and Black Marble, mean you’ll get the chance to experience professional opportunities such as industry placements and regular talks by experts in the trade. Many of them will be from our own graduates working around the world.

94.1% employability¹

Our graduates go on to work for big-name brands, not-for-profit businesses, public sector organisations and more upon completing their studies.

Top Five

We're ranked top five in the UK for research impact,2 meaning our courses equip you with in-depth knowledge and career-driven skills.

This course is British Computer Society (BCS) accredited)

BCS accredited

Our computer science degrees3 are accredited by the British Computer Society, making them a fast track to Chartered IT Professional status.

Hands-on experience

All our computer science undergraduate courses offer the option of a year in industry between the second & third year as a recognised part of your degree.

Hands-on experience.

Gain experience, build contacts and test your skills out in the real world with the likes of HP, BAE Systems and Virgin Media on a year in industry.

Hardwired into all our computer science undergraduate courses, placement years are a recognised part of your degree. Our excellent relationships with a strong portfolio of companies – including large multinationals, growing businesses and start-ups – give you standout tech industry experience and a standout CV.

Sam Hutchinson, Computer Science student in the computer suite

Sam Hutchison

Sam completed a placement year at BT and went on to land a spot on the company’s prestigious graduate scheme.
Kaan Uyduran, Computer Science

Kaan Uyduran

Kaan secured a sought-after placement with Microsoft, which gave him the chance to deal with other big names like Rolls-Royce and Virgin Atlantic.
James Gordon, Computer Science graduate

James Gordon

James completed a placement year at IBM going on to kickstart his career with a spot on the tech giant’s graduate scheme.
Students using the Computer Science Turing Lab

Ask the experts

Computer Science attracts some brilliant minds. With our support and guidance, you'll realise your mind is truly incredible.

Learn from the best

It's not every day you get advice from an expert. If you're thinking of studying Computer Science, hear what the lecturers, alumni and students at the University of Hull have to say before you get started.

With the right support and guidance, you'll soon realise you're a valuable member of our community. And once you graduate, you'll already be well on your way to your new career in Computer Science.

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Students in the Computer Science Robotics Lab
Computer Science students in the Super Lab
Student Connor Walker with VR Technology

First stop: Your degree in computer science

Next stop:

Games developer

Software application developer

Robotics and embedded software engineer


Industry-standard facilities

We've got it all - from our brand new Superlab, high-performance workstations, gigabit networking, 3D printers and laser scanners, to swarm and humanoid robots, VR headsets, a 3D immersive cube, motion capture, AR and MR.

“My time at Hull definitely set me up for success.”

These degrees give you the knowledge to be part of a field that has an impact on practically every part of life.

Some have gone on to work for industry giants such as Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Rockstar Games, Dell, Fujitsu and Capita, while others have gone on to set up their own tech businesses.

Since graduating from Hull, Josh has begun a career as a technical evangelist with world-leading gaming platform Unity.

Josh Naylor, BSc Computer Science for Games Development

Status update: professional

You’ll be on the fast track to chartered IT professional because several of our programmes are professionally accredited. Computer Science, Software Engineering and Games Programming degrees have been accredited to the maximum available level by the British Computer Society (BCS)3, and all our students can join the BCS under our academic membership scheme.4

The BSc degree meets the academic requirements for full Chartered IT Professional and partial Chartered Engineer status. And our MEng degrees fully meet the requirements for both Chartered IT Professional and Chartered Engineer status.


Get involved in extracurricular opportunities, from hackathons to networking events with employers. Compete in international events such as Global Game Jam, NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge and the Microsoft Imagine Cup. Join the Hull Computer Science, Gaming, FreeSide and Robotics Societies and take part in events such as specialist programming tutorials and social activities.

And rise to the challenge of creating a computer game over a weekend, working as part of a team in our Three Thing Game.

Your next steps

We’re here to help at every stage of your journey to university, whether you’re looking for a course, or you’re ready to apply. If you have any questions, just get in touch. You can also receive important updates from us using the form.


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1. (Computer Science) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.

2. Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021).

3. BCS Accreditation is for the following courses: Computer Science, Computer Science (Software Engineering), Computer Science for Games Programming.

4. Available to students on Computer Science based degree programmes.