Why study Computer Science at Swansea?

Download a brochure or see the following summary for the main reasons why you might like to study Computer Science here.

Degree Schemes

  • BSc Computer Science is a broad curiosity-driven (that is, you can choose to specialize without restrictions) degree.
  • BSc Software Engineering concentrates more on the skills needed for a career in the software industry by focussing on the process of building software to a specification.
  • MSci Computer Science (G4G4) is a four-year degree that emphasises the scientific aspects of Computer Science and is intended for those looking for leading research roles in academia and industry. (Just validated, 11/05/2015.)
  • MEng Computing is a four-year degree leading to a Masters qualification. This degree is aimed at those students who are committed to a career in the software development industry.
  • BSc Computer Science (including Foundation Year) is intended for students who do not have the appropriate qualifications to directly start our degrees
  • BSc Computer Science with a Year in Industry is a four-year programme designed to teach you a wide range of aspects of Computer Science. (Just validated, 11/05/2015.)
  • BSc Software Engineering with a Year in Industry concentrates on skills needed for a career in the software industry. (Just validated, 11/05/2015.)
  • MEng Computing with a Year in Industry is a degree for those students committed to a career in the software development industry. (Just validated, 11/05/2015.)

The subject

  • Computer Science is at the cutting edge of modern technology, and is developing rapidly.
  • 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 Department

  • Excellent employment prospects.
  • According to the 2016 Guardian University Guide, Computer Science at Swansea is 11th in the UK overall and 1st in Wales.
  • According to the 2015 Times Good University Guide, Computer Science at Swansea is 6th in the UK for "Graduate Prospects" and 15th overall for Computer Science in the UK and 1st in Wales [ 2015 Times League Table ].
  • 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.
  • In the top 10 for "Student Satisfaction", 2014 National Student Survey.
  • Teaching score of Excellent.
  • Our industrial programme IT Wales which can arrange vacation employment placements.
  • A university with high success rate, low drop-out rate, and excellent student support.
  • Whatuni University of the year 2014.

The location

  • A spectacular location, next to the beach and set within a vast park.
  • Next to the beaches and scenery of Gower.
  • A city with a vibrant social and cultural life and expanding high-tech industries.
  • A Campus University, surrounded by parkland.