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.

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 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.

Swansea University announces that the correct average UCAS entry tariff score for the Department of Computer Science is 334.  The correct data has been forwarded to The Times and The Sunday Times prior to the publication of their 2015 University Guide.  Both the 2015 Complete University Guide and the Guardian League Table 2015 have used an incorrectly calculated tariff, so the Department of Computer Science does not appear in the correct position in either of those tables.

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.