School of Computing


About Us

We make advancements on the knowledge that founded the modern digital age.

Computing and the internet are everywhere. Almost all modern everyday items carry some processing ability. This includes smartphones, credit cards, cars, planes and even toasters.

At Newcastle University, you can explore the many applications of computer science. A few topics include:

  • software engineering 
  • website and mobile design
  • bio-computing (synthetic biology, machine learning, neuroinformatics) 
  • cyber security, cryptography
  • game design


In the Guardian University Guide 2015 Newcastle was ranked 13th out of 102 institutions for Computing Science. Students frequently nominate School of Computing staff for Teaching Excellence Awards. 


We carry out a wide range of research which covers six research groups and eight themes.