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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Computer Science: Informatique course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    01 July 2019

Swansea University and Université Grenoble Alpes offer two dual award MSc degrees in Computer Science: Informatique.

Both courses lead to degrees from both universities and both are two academic years long, involving one year in Swansea and one year in Grenoble. The year in Grenoble is usually taught in English but can be taken in French if you are sufficiently fluent.

The Swansea route starts in Swansea and finishes in Grenoble. The available specialisms are:

  • Advanced Information Systems and Software Engineering
  • AI and the Web
  • Graphics, Vision and Robotics
  • Data Science
  • High-Confidence Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems
  • Parallel, Distributed and Embedded Systems
  • Ubiquitous and Interactive Systems

A brand new £32.5m Computational Foundry lies at the heart of the Swansea course. Sophisticated teaching and research equipment include a Vision and Biometric Lab, a Maker Lab, a TechHealth Lab, a Theory Lab, a Cyber Security/Networking Lab, a User Lab and Visualisation Suite.

Why Computer Science: Informatique at Swansea?

Computer Science at Swansea University is widely acknowledged as a leading UK department, with a raft of impressive rankings reflecting teaching and research excellence. The College is ranked:

  • 8th in the UK overall [Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019]
  • In the UK Top 20 for Research Excellence [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
  • 14th in the UK for research [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
  • UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]

Computer Science and Engineering at Swansea is world ranked 401-500 in the 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).

You will be taught by inspiring computer science experts such as Professor Matt Jones, widely recognised as a leader in the empowerment of rural digital communities in the UK and across the developing world.

Your Computer Science: Informatique experience

The Computer Science: Informatique course starts in Swansea and finishes in Grenoble. You build 120 credits from a selection of 15-credit modules in the first part of the course at Swansea. In the second part of the course you take a compulsory 60-credit project module, and select a further optional 60-credit module depending on your specialisation.

Over the course of this degree in Computer Science: Informatique you will be taught by staff from internationally renowned research groups. Their knowledge of constant developments in computer science helps to keep your learning fresh and relevant to the wider industry.

Our commitment to keeping up with the technological curve is reflected in the hardware you will be working with every day.

Swansea laboratories are continually upgraded to ensure equipment is never more than three years old, and rarely more than two. Three fully networked laboratories are currently in use.

Computer Science: Informatique employment opportunities

Completing this MSc in Computer Science: Informatique will enhance your computer science career prospects and may broaden your horizons when it comes to finding work. Graduates often progress to rewarding employment within a respected organisation. Below are some recent examples.

  • Software engineer, Motorola Solutions
  • Change coordinator, Logica
  • Software developer/engineer, NS Technology
  • Workflow developer, Irwin Mitchell
  • IT developer, Crimsan Consultants
  • Programmer, Evil Twin Artworks
  • Web developer & web support, VSI Thinking
  • Software developer, Wireless Innovations
  • Associate business application analyst, CDC Software
  • Software developer, OpenBet Technologies
  • Technical support consultant, Alterian
  • Programming, Rock It
  • Software developer, BMJ Group

Computer Science: Informatique modules

You build 120 credits from a selection of 15-credit modules in the first part of the course at Swansea. In the second part of the course you take a compulsory 60-credit project module, and select a further optional 60-credit module.

Modules on the Computer Science: Informatique course may include:

  • Critical Systems
  • IT-Security: Cryptography and Network Security
  • Visual Analytics
  • Security Vulnerabilities and Penetration Testing
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts
  • Research Methods and Seminars
  • Big Data and Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Web Application Development
  • High Performance Computing in C/C++
  • Software Testing
  • Graphics Processor Programming
  • Embedded System Design
  • Mathematical Skills for Data Scientists
  • Logic in Computer Science
  • Computer Vision and Deep Learning
  • Hardware and Devices
  • Modelling and Verification Techniques
  • Operating Systems and Architectures
  • Mobile Application Development

How you're taught on the Computer Science: Informatique course

On the Computer Science: Informatique course you will be assessed by a combination of written examinations, coursework and a Dissertation.

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Visit the Computer Science: Informatique (Swansea) MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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