How do we compare?

Government statistics and independent rankings confirm that we are one of the premier Computer Science departments in the UK. We reproduce some of these data below, because if you are considering applying to Sheffield we are sure that you will want to see it. What the statistics won't tell you, though, is that the Department of Computer Science is a friendly, exciting and stimulating place to study. We encourage you to come and meet us at an open day, so that you can see for yourself.

Graduate employment

Our close links with industry and innovative project-based teaching pay off; our graduates have the best possible preparation for working life and secure excellent jobs with big-name employers such as Google, IBM and Accenture. The latest data from show that 100% of our Mcomp and MEng graduates seeking work entered employment or further study within six months of graduation.

100% emplyoment
£27k average salary

Starting salary

According to, the average salary of Sheffield graduates six months after graduation is £27,000. Many of our students from the Department of Computer Science do even better; it is not unusual for the top graduates from our four-year programmes to command starting salaries of £35,000 or more.

Student satisfaction

The Department of Computer Science receives consistently high scores for student satisfaction. The current National Student Survey (NSS) data at confirm that our students enjoy studying here; 94% of respondents said that they were satisfied with their course. Finally, we compare very favourably against our competitors in the NSS; based on a number of key indicators such as clear marking criteria, prompt feedback and access to staff.

94% student satisfaction

Independent league tables and guides

The Guardian University Guide for 2016 ranks in the top 20 Computer Science departments in the UK, with high ratings for student satisfaction, career prospects and student:staff ratio.

A world-class university

Sheffield University consistently ranks within the top 75 in the World University Rankings; find out more about the University via its webpages

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