Computer Science at Swansea

Thank you for considering Computer Science at Swansea for your university education. Your choice of course and university is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make in life, and we hope that these pages will help you make the right decision.

The Department of Computer Science delivers a state-of-the-art education, taught by friendly staff who are committed to the highest standards. Our degree schemes range from the curiosity driven to the specialised, and we now offer degrees with a year in industry to further enhance our graduates excellent employment prospects.

Degree Schemes

  • BSc Computer Science (G400) is a broad curiosity-driven (that is, you can choose to specialize without restrictions) degree.
  • 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.
  • BSc Software Engineering (G600) 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 (G403) 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.

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.

The Department

  • According to the 2017 Guardian University Guide, Computer Science at Swansea is 5th in the UK overall and 1st in Wales.
  • According to the 2017 Times Good University Guide , Computer Science at Swansea is 12th overall for Computer Science in the UK 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.
  • 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.