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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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

  • Last Updated

    01 July 2019

The MSc in Computer Science is a conversion course, suitable if you have a limited knowledge of the subject. It offers a pathway towards deeper learning.

Our brand new £32.5m Computational Foundry lies at the heart of this degree in Computer Science. 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.

Through a combination of practical and theory-based learning you will develop a firm understanding of subjects from software concepts and software engineering principles to big data, web application development and graphics processor programming.

This understanding, together with a substantial project module, puts you in a strong position when it comes to more advanced study or employment.

Why Computer Science 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 experience

Your will undertake a series of compulsory and optional 15-credit modules in the first part of the Computer Science course, while a 60-credit project module will occupy most of the second stage.

The new Computational Foundry on our Bay Campus is central to your experience at Swansea. It is already the nucleus of a vibrant community for world-class research leaders in computer science.

Over the course of this degree in Computer Science 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.

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 employment opportunities

Completing this MSc in Computer Science will significantly improve your computer science career prospects. Our Computer Science graduates often progress to rewarding employment in the field of computer science with a respected employer. Below are recent examples of graduate destinations.

  • 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 modules

The first part of the Computer Science course contains compulsory and optional 15-credit modules on subjects including software concepts and efficiency, software engineering principles, visual analytics and big data.

The second part contains a 15-credit compulsory module on project research methods and a 60-credit project module.

Modules on the Computer Science course may include:

  • Computer Science Project Research Methods
  • Software Concepts and Efficiency
  • Programming in Java
  • Computer System Concepts
  • Relational and Object-Oriented Database Systems
  • Software Engineering Principles
  • Critical Systems
  • Visual Analytics
  • 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
  • Logic in Computer Science
  • Computer Vision and Deep Learning
  • Hardware and Devices
  • Modelling and Verification Techniques
  • Operating Systems and Architectures

How you're taught on the Computer Science course

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

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Visit the Computer Science MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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