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Computer Science Cardiff University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

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The exciting and dynamic world of computer science is at the heart of many aspects of modern life, and the MSci Computer Science will give you both the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to become a part of that world. This four-year course will give you a true breadth of experience in Computer Science, providing extensive coverage of the subject beyond a traditional three year BSc.

On this course you will develop transferable technical, analytical and professional skills, supported by a broad awareness of current technology trends. The course covers a mixture of core techniques and concepts, advanced programming languages and paradigms, and evolving, technology-based subject matter. You will gain exposure to topics that are driving key technological developments and trends in Computer Science.

During the final two years of the course you will choose to study a selection of optional, research-led modules that will provide you with exposure to a wide set of skills and knowledge across the breadth of Computer Science research in the school. These modules include a number structured around advanced topics in the School's three core research areas:
• Complex Systems
• Visual Computing
• Data and Knowledge Engineering

Graduates are able to objectively analyse problems and develop appropriate computational solutions. Your detailed understanding of technology and advanced problem-solving skills will make you suitable for a range of professional careers and sought-after by employers.

Distinctive Features of the Programme

• The course does not require any prior knowledge or experience of computer science. You will begin your studies with a month-long module which establishes core concepts and competencies and supports the transition to studying at a university.
• Opportunity to develop your interest in specialist areas of computer science through project work and module options as you progress.

• This is an integrated Master’s degree in Computer Science designed for students who wish to differentiate themselves from BSc Computer Science through an advanced mastery of the discipline.
• During the final two years you will experience modules from across a wide range of fields and topics in Computer Science, providing you with a breadth of skills and knowledge as well as experience of team-working at a high level.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G404
Institution code C15
Campus name Main Site - Cardiff
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Further information for International applicants can be found at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international#


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - ABB To include A level Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DMM Must be in Information Technology (or Information Communication Technology), Computing and Engineering.
Extended Project A For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Mathematics Grade B or 5 and GCSE English Grade C or 4 required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 30 points with 5 in Higher Level Maths or 655 in 3 Higher Level subjects including 5 in HL Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.


English language requirements

If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate

Please click on the following link:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10,500 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £20,950 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Channel Islands: Fees stated are for the 2019/20 academic year. Fees after year one The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Overseas: Fees stated are for 2019/20 entry and are fixed for the first three years of study. Where programmes run for longer than three years, any additional years of study will rise in line with forecast inflation, using the RPIX measure of inflation (this is equivalent to the Retail Price Index but excludes mortgage interest payments) plus 2%. The RPIX rate will be taken from April preceding the commencement of the year of study. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship information

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

Provider information

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Cardiff University
PO Box 921
Cardiff
CF10 3XQ


Course contact details

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029 2087 9999