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Course summary

Computer Science plays a key role in virtually every aspect of modern life, and this degree will give you the knowledge, experience and expertise for a wide range of careers in this exciting and rapidly developing field. On this degree you will learn how to identify solutions to problems and measure their efficiency, analyse and assess systems and design new ones. You will be able to learn about computer graphics, modelling computer systems, software engineering, writing mobile apps, data visualisation and some of the more advanced theoretical aspects of Computer Science. You will spend the third year at one of our partner institutions abroad. This is a marvellous opportunity to experience a different culture and, depending on the destination, to develop valuable language skills You will be able to develop your programming skills (in C and Java), and tackle advanced tasks, both individually and in groups, helping you to gain and develop valuable transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation and problem-solving. Computer Science Facilities You will be taught in our new £32.5m Computational Foundry, a world class centre with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, as well as networking and meeting spaces, which bring students, academics and industry together. Our facilities include; • Vision and Biometric Lab • Maker Labs • FIT Lab [Future Interaction Technologies] • Theory Lab • Cyber Security Lab • User Experience Lab • Visualisation Suite Professional Body Accreditation This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society, and allows graduates to join immediately as professional members. These placement years increase our students confidence and communication skills as well as help them to gain valuable experiences that will ultimately enhance their employability. To find out more go to We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.


Year 1 will include the below compulsory modules which will provide you with a thorough grounding in fundamental mathematics and theory of Computer Science; • Programming 1 • Professional Issues 1: Computers and Society • Concepts of Computer Science 1 • Modelling Computing Systems 1 • Programming 2 • Professional Issues 2: Software Development • Concepts of Computer Science 2 • Modelling Computing Systems 2 Year 2; • Declarative Programming • Software Engineering • Database Systems • Algorithms • Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction • Concurrency • Computer Graphics • Automata and Formal Language Theory In Year 3 you will spend a year abroad at one of our partner institutions. This is a marvellous opportunity to experience a different culture and, depending on the destination, to develop valuable language skills. In Year 4 you will undertake a large project and study a selection of our advanced option modules including (but not limited to); • Cryptography and IT-Security • Big Data and Machine Learning • Logic for Computer Science • Invention and Innovation in Computing • Artificial Intelligence • Data Visualisation • User Experience • Software Testing • Embedded System Design • Advanced Object Oriented Programming • Introduction to Video Games Programming

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For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

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Computer Science with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS