Computer science at Sheffield is a rare blend of advanced science, business experience and creativity. This is the only computer science department in the UK with its own student-run software company – Genesys Solutions. You will get the chance to work for Genesys as part of your course. Teaching staff are experts in iPhone, Android and VR technology. Guest lecturers come from IBM, Microsoft and HP. Artificial intelligence is developing fast. As the world tries to keep up, experts are in demand. Sheffield is a great place to learn about AI because we encourage a deep understanding of biologically inspired algorithms, their relationship to biological intelligence and the nature of consciousness itself. We want you to grasp the possibilities, the science, and the complex ethical implications. The department has a dedicated member of staff who will help you arrange your work placement. During the placement year, you will be paid a salary as you put your knowledge to practical use and improve your career prospects. Our graduates are consultants and software engineers with companies including Accenture, Amazon, Deutsche Bank, Google, HSBC, IBM, Microsoft and Reuters.