Computer Science Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth University

Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

If you are interested in the fundamentals of Computer Science, our degree which is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation.

At Aberystwyth University, we endeavour to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. In the 2017 National Student Survey, we were ranked top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017).

We place a strong emphasis on employability, and it is embedded in our teaching. Upon successful completion of this degree, you will not only enter the job market with a BSc in Computer Science. Our research is ranked 11th in the UK and 1st in Wales (Times Higher Education).

As a student of this course you will gain access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers and you will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences. In addition, you will have access to robotic equipment including Arduino, mobile robots and sailing robots.

Our degree will prepare you with a variety of transferable skills and employability skills. As part of your degree, you will be required to take part in a residential set of tasks where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems. This activity will encourage you to improve your: communication skills, analytical skills, time management, organisational skills, implementation skills, research skills, technical skills and you will have more experience of working independently as well as part of a team.

The first year of the course is a very manageable introduction to the field of computer science even for students with no prior experience in the field. You will receive a thorough grounding in web development, computational thinking, software engineering and agile methodologies.

Our Computer Science degree offers excellent career prospects and 98.5% of UK/EU undergraduates from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2016 were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017). The skills and experience you will gain will open access to a variety of career paths including:

  • software design

  • communications and networking

  • computer applications

  • web development

  • IT consultancy and management

  • system analysis and development

  • computer sales

  • marketing

  • education.

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