Department of Informatics

Facts & figures

Our students are highly employable: in early 2017, 98% of our previous year's graduates were employed or in further study, and of those in employment, 96% were in graduate-level jobs.

Our undergraduate degrees are accredited by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT. BSc (Hons) Computer Science and BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence are accredited to the highest possible level, as contributing to the requirements for registration as Chartered IT Professional, Chartered Engineer, and Chartered Scientist.

In the International Student Barometer, our students voted Sussex as the best 'Place to Be' in England for three years running. Our learning support and expert lecturers, our safe and multicultural campus, and our all-round friendliness were all highly rated.

These indicators reflect our commitment to providing high quality teaching and learning, student support, and resources and facilities.

In the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, all aspects of our research environment were classified as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

The University of Sussex is ranked in the top 150 Universites in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018-19.

We have around 600 students registered on Informatics degrees, distributed as follows:

DegreeRegistered students (2013-14)
Undergraduate home/EU 367
Undergraduate overseas 64
Postgraduate taught home/EU 41
Postgraduate taught overseas 71
Postgraduate research home/EU 35
Postgraduate research overseas 22
Cognitive science interdisciplinary programme 75