3 October 2022

Computer science climbs five places in Guardian University Guide 2023

The University of Sheffield has been ranked among the best in the UK for studying computer science and information systems, climbing five places in the Guardian University Guide 2023.

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The Department is now ranked 11th in the UK - a significant improvement on its ranking of 16th in last year’s league table.

The Guardian University Guide has established itself as a key league table for UK universities and features league tables ranking universities on a number of criteria; including student satisfaction scores based on courses, teaching and feedback, as well as the proportion of graduates in employment or further study after graduation.

“We’re delighted to have received such positive results in this year’s Guardian University Guide. 

“Our improved position in the league table is testament to our outstanding teaching and learning and our commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for our students.

"We will look forward to building on this success in pursuit of our aim of becoming one of the very best universities in the UK to study computer science and information systems."

Professor Guy Brown

Head of the Department of Computer Science

The Guardian rankings follow a successful year for the Department where students voted its computer science subject as number one for overall satisfaction among Russell Group universities, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

Subjects across the Department were ranked among the best in the country in July’s NSS results, with artificial intelligence in the top five and software engineering in the top ten.

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