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The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck, University of London is one of the first computing departments established in the UK, celebrating our 65th anniversary in 2022. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students, and a friendly, inclusive space for learning, working, and collaborating.

The Research Excellence Framework 2021 results confirm our status as an international centre of excellence in computer science: 91% of our research activity was judged as internationally excellent and 50% world-leading. The Department's research is ranked 23rd in a competitive discipline with 90 UK institutions.

Study with Birkbeck, University of London and discover what you can achieve. The department offers a range of programmes at different levels to suit your needs. Our undergraduate, postgraduate, research, certificate and short courses are available part-time and full-time by flexible evening study in central London.

Our world-class research activity informs our teaching and our interactions with business, public and third-sector organisations. Having a long-established reputation in data management and computational intelligence, we have evolved into a world-leading centre in algorithms, data science, knowledge representation and verification.