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. This degree leads to a qualification that will enable graduates to enter careers across the broad range of computing specialisms. It is our most popular 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.
  • 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. The foundation year includes a wide range of relevant content that both prepare students for the BSc in Computer Science, BSc in Software Engineering and MEng Computing, as well as enabling them to experience other subjects in Science at Swansea.
  • BSc Mathematics for Computer Science is about the fundamental mathematics foundation of computing.
  • FdSc Foundation Degree in Science is a work-based degree, open only to employees of companies, which delivers the core of the first two years of our other degree courses in the context of the student's employment through work-based learning activities.

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.
  • A state-of-the-art education.
  • Friendly staff, committed to the highest standards.
  • According to the 2014 Times Good University Guide, Computer Science at Swansea is 7th in the UK for "Graduate Prospects".
  • Teaching score of Excellent.
  • Highest percentage of top-class researchers of any Computer Science department in Wales – and only 12 in the UK have higher.
  • 70% of the research activity assessed as world-leading or internationally-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.

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.