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Theoretical Computer Science MSc by Research

Course Description

Computer Science is at the cutting edge of modern technology, is developing rapidly, and Swansea Computer Science graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects.

Computer Science now plays a part in almost every aspect of our lives - science, engineering, the media, entertainment, travel, commerce and industry, public services and the home.

The Computer Science department is always keen to attract high-quality postgraduate students to join our research groups.

The MSc by Research Theoretical Computer Science enables students to pursue a one year individual programme of research. The MSc by Research would normally terminate after a year. However, under appropriate circumstances, this first year of research can also be used in a progression to Year 2 of a PhD degree.

You will be fully integrated into one of our established research groups and participate in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratories, and field work.

Key Features

The Department is amongst the top 25 in the UK, with a growing reputation in research both nationally and internationally. It is home to world class researchers, excellent teaching programmes and fine laboratory facilities.

All postgraduate Computer Science programmes will provide you the transferable skills and knowledge to help you take advantage of the excellent employment and career development prospects in an ever growing and changing computing and ICT industry.


As a postgraduate student in the Department of Computer Science you will have access to the following facilities and software:

Fully networked laboratory running Windows
Fully networked laboratory running Linux
Project laboratory containing specialized equipment
The above laboratories support a wide range of software, including the programming languages Java, C# and the .net framework, C, C++, Haskell and Prolog. There are also integrated programme development environments such as Visual Studio and Netbeans; the widely used Microsoft Office Package; web access tools and many special purpose software tools including graphical rendering and image manipulation tools; expert system production tools; concurrent system modelling tools; World Wide Web authoring tools; and databases.


The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 show that Swansea Computer Science ranked 11th in the UK for percentage of world-leading research, and 1st in Wales for research excellence. 40% of our submitted research assessed as world-leading quality (4*).

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

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the Theoretical Computer Science MSc by Research should normally have a 2.1 Honours Degree or higher in Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related discipline. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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