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Computer Science covers a vast range of topics including programming, computer operating systems, software design, and the engineering of large software systems; meaning it is our Department’s most flexible degree, providing core modules that are key for a career in Computer Science.
On our Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) accredited course you will acquire specialist skills such as software engineering, graphics and visualisation, artificial intelligence, robotics, telematics, mobile computing and open source computing, that are highly sought out by employers in this industry. The prestigious MComp in Computer Science is similar to the Bachelor's degree but provides an extra year of instruction in the form of an integrated Masters. Students on this course will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences.
At Aberystwyth our Computer Science students have access to:
Regularly updated laboratories providing access to a full range of computing environments including iMacs, Linux and Windows;
Core modules in computer science;
- Use of state of the art research equipment, including mobile robots, sailing robots and manipulator arms, vision and motion tracking systems.
In your first year, you will be introduced to the following areas: programming; computer infrastructure; web development and problems + solutions.
In your second and third year you will undertake the software development cycle module which will allow you to take a role which exists in the industry i.e. project manager, designer etc, you will be required to produce a working software product, following best current industrial practice at every stage ; data structures and algorithms; development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software; an individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you.
In your final year, you will undertake a team and individual projects as well as modules at Master's level. Open-ended challenges are a chance for you to explore and test your knowledge, and success demands an independent-minded, but nonetheless strictly professional and well-organised approach to study.
Our enthusiastic staff will teach you through the medium of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and individual/ group based project work. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, projects, workshops and examinations. You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues.
Our graduates are eagerly sought by employers, particularly with a Masters-level qualification. Employability skills are the core values of our degree. As part of your degree, you will be required to take part in a residential where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems.
This activity will encourage and improve:
Working Independently and as part of a team;
- Technical skills.
Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers:
Communications and networking;
IT consultancy and management;
Systems analysis and development;
Computer sales and marketing;
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site (Aberystwyth)|
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
|UCAS Tariff||136 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.|
Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed here represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. We still use the UCAS tariff to determine whether you have met the terms of our offer, so whatever qualifications you are taking, provided these are included in the UCAS tariff and provided you meet the overall points total (and any specific subject requirements) you may still receive an offer. This means that if your course requires 3 A levels at BBB, we will accept other grade combinations that are equivalent to the same number of tariff points. For example A levels ABC and AAD equate to 120 UCAS tariff points). Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC) are also warmly welcomed. If you cannot find the qualification(s) that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||55.0||With minimum score of 51 an any component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88.0||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the Academic Excellence Studentship, Means-Tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Department of Computer Science (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622424
Fax: +44 (0)1970 628536
Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)