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Swansea University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G4G4

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,A

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

To include 5 in HL or 6 in SL Mathematics and 4 in HL or 5 in SL English.

Minimum of 390 points overall to include a minimum of 3 B1 passes in Higher/Honours paper (including Maths).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

From BTEC in Computing or Information Technology

Requirements are for A Levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade.

UCAS Tariff

128-144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Computer science

Computer Science plays a key role in virtually every aspect of modern life, and this degree will give you the knowledge, experience and expertise for a wide range of careers in this exciting and rapidly developing field.
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.
You will be able to develop your programming skills (in C and Java), and tackle advanced tasks, both individually and in groups, helping you to gain and develop valuable transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation and problem-solving.
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.

**Why Swansea?**
• 4th in the UK for student satisfaction - Software Engineering [National Student Survey, 2020]
• 5th in the UK for student satisfaction [Guardian University Guide, 2020]
• 6th in the UK for graduate prospects [Guardian University Guide, 2020]
• 8th in the UK overall and Top in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide, 2020]
• Top 20 for research excellence [Research Excellence Framework, 2014-2021]
• World-ranked [QS World University Rankings]

**Computer Science Facilities**
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. Our facilities include;
• Vision and Biometric Lab
• Maker Labs
• FIT Lab [Future Interaction Technologies]
• Theory Lab
• Cyber Security Lab
• User Experience Lab
• Visualisation Suite

**Professional Body Accreditation**
This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society, and allows graduates to join immediately as professional members.

**Did you know all of our courses are available with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad?**

These placement years increase our students confidence and communication skills as well as help them to gain valuable experiences that will ultimately enhance their employability. To find out more go to www.swansea.ac.uk/science

**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Modules

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.

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

Computer Science

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

77%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Information technology technicians
5%
Other elementary services occupations

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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