Swansea University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Computer Science plays a key role in virtually every aspect of modern life, and this integrated Masters level degree is ideal for those wanting to pursue a career where problem solving is based on rigorous scientific principles.
We are excellent for career prospects in Computer Science, 6th in the UK for graduate prospects (Guardian University Guide 2020) with our graduates in rewarding careers such as software engineering, big data and data science, security analysis, mobile and emerging technologies. Computer Science at Swansea is ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2020).
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. The Foundry provides a regional hub to further build our already excellent relationships with global tech companies and local industry, and you will be able to present your work to employers at our Project Fair.
On this four-year degree you will have the opportunity 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.
In your final year, you will undertake a large scientific project using problem solving principles, drawing on the research strengths of the department in the areas of human-computer interaction, theoretical computer science and visual computing.
Computer Science at Swansea ranks in the top five for student satisfaction with a score of 94% (National Student Survey 2017).
Teaching is informed by our world class research, and our team of leading academics includes Professor Matt Jones, Wolfson Research Merit fellow, whose passion is empowering rural digital communities in the developing world and in the UK; and Professor Harold Thimbleby, who designs dependable systems to accommodate human error, especially in healthcare.
This degree is also offered as a five-year course, with a year in industry (G847) or with a year abroad (G4G2).
“My studies at Swansea have made me well-prepared for my job at 4C Consulting London which is a leading Platinum Sales Force Partner that specialises in building cloud applications. I believe that I would not have landed this job if not for the experience I have gained from my time in Swansea. More specifically, the degree content related fairly closely with the concepts that I practise now.”
- Genalyn Estrada, Developer, 4C Consulting, London
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In Year 1 you will learn how to program (in Java), and will study concepts of computer science, modelling computer systems, and professional issues, such as computers and society, and software development.
In Year 2 you will be introduced to human-computer interaction, and will study topics including declarative programming, software engineering, database systems, computer graphics, algorithms, and automata and formal language theory.
In Year 3, as well as working on your research dissertation, you will be able to choose from a range of topics to study. These may include writing mobile apps, cryptography and IT security, data visualisation, big data and machine learning, and software testing.
In Year 4 you will undertake a large scientific project using problem-solving principles, drawing on the research strengths of the department and in the areas of human-computer interaction, theoretical computer science and visual computing.
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!
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|Campus name||Bay Campus|
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
|A level||ABB - AAA|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||From BTEC in Computing or Information Technology|
We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success.
If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one
grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||To include 5 in HL or 6 in SL Mathematics and 4 in HL or 5 in SL English.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Minimum of 390 points overall to include a minimum of 3 B1 passes in Higher/Honours paper (including Maths).|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are for A Levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade.|
Grade B in GCSE Maths.