The MSci Computer Science offers a new route into jobs in industry and academia. It suits individuals who want to pursue a career in which they solve problems using rigorous scientific principles. It provides an integrated Masters level degree.
The first three years of the MSci Computer Science are the same as the BSc in Computer Science, which makes it easy to transfer from one to the other. In the fourth year students undertake a large scientific project drawing on the research strengths of the department in the areas of Human Computer Interaction, Theoretical Computer Science and Visual Computing (Graphics, Vision, Data Science and Visualization).
The aim is to solve a problem using principles such as: examining and reviewing the current approaches in the literature, exploring the theoretical background to the problem in order to find suitable solutions, implementing an approach or specifying and proving the suitability of the approach, and rigorous testing of the approach with regard to performance.
- We are top in the UK for career prospects [Guardian University Guide 2018]
- 5th in the UK overall [Guardian University Guide 2018]
- Top 5 in the UK for student satisfaction with 94%. Top in Wales [National Student Survey 2017]
- We are in the UK Top 10 for teaching quality [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017]
- 12th in the UK overall and Top in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017]
- 92% in graduate employment or further study six months after leaving University [HESA data 2014/15]
- UK TOP 20 for Research Excellence [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
- Our Project Fair allows students to present their work to local industry
- Strong links with industry
- £31m Computational Foundry for computer and mathematical sciences will provide the most up-to-date and high quality teaching facilities featuring world-leading experimental set-ups, devices and prototypes to accelerate innovation and ensure students will be ready for exciting and successful careers. (From September 2018)
- Top University in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017]
- Excellent employment prospects.
- According to the 2016 Times Good University Guide, Computer Science at Swansea is 7th overall for Computer Science in the UK and 1st in Wales [ 2016 Times League Table].
- According to the 2016 Guardian University Guide, Computer Science at Swansea is 11th in the UK overall and 1st in Wales.
- Ranked 11th in the UK for research and 1st in Wales. [ Research Excellence Framework ]
- 80% of the research activity assessed as world-leading or internationally-excellent.
- A state-of-the-art education.
- Friendly staff, committed to the highest standards.
- 2nd for "Student Satisfaction", 2015 National Student Survey. [ 2015 NSS Results]
- Our industrial programme IT Wales that arranges employment placements.
- A university with high success rate, low drop-out rate, and excellent student support.
- Whatuni University of the year 2014.
Students will get the opportunity to spend a year abroad at one of our partner institutions. This is a marvellous opportunity to experience a different culture and, depending on the destination, to develop valuable language skills. Find out more about studying abroad: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/opportunities/
The importance of gaining valuable core skills and life experience whilst at University has never been so critical. As computer scientists in training you will be taught a full range of core skills and practises by leading experts that will enable you to successfully pursue a career within computing.
Every year we survey our recent graduates to ascertain their employment status. The data is more commonly known as the Graduate Destinations survey and is reported to HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Authority).
HESA data collected in January 2013 about our 2012 graduates showed that 100% of Swansea's Computer Science graduates were in full-time employment or further study within six months of graduation. Computer Science at Swansea is 7th in the UK for "Graduate Prospects", the 2014 Times Good University Guide.
Some example job titles from the surveys are:
- Flex Programmer: CBSMSoftware
- Engineer: General Dynamics UK
- Computer analyst: Hewlett Packard
- Senior Software Developer: Information Processing Ltd.
- Systems Developer: Itchen College
- IT Engineer: LRN Security
- IT Engineer: New Directions
- Software developer: Persuasive Image
- Web Developer: Time Etc Ltd.
- Developer: Tinopolis
- Software Developer: VSI Thinking
- Systems analyst: Wall Colmonoy
- Database Administrator: We Predict Ltd
- Software Engineer: Motorola Solutions
- Change Coordinator: Logica
- Software Developer/Engineer: NS Technology
- Workflow Developer: Irwin Mitchell
- IT Developer: Crimsan Consultants
- Consultant: Crimsan Consultants
- Programmer: Evil Twin Artworks
- Software Developer: BMJ Group
- Graduate software engineer BT
Find out more about employability