Course Overview

Computer Science affects every aspect of our lives, placing increasing demands on education, business, and industry to ensure that the workforce of the future is equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in the Digital Age. Computer Science at Swansea is at the heart of the technological innovation that is redefining the way we live, learn, and work.

Swansea University offers two streams of study at Masters level, a specialist route and a conversion course. The specialist course leads to one of the “MSc Advanced Computer Science” programmes and is designed for students with an academic background in Computer Science. The conversion course is designed for students from a range of academic backgrounds leading to the MSc Computer Science. More information is available by clicking on your chosen MSc below.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential.  All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency. 

When you study in The College, Swansea University, you are a full student of the University from the start of your course.  

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Pre-Master's in Computer Science


Specialist course:

80 credits from Swansea University undergraduate modules. Modules in the degree are outlined in the links provided in degree pathways below.


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (20 credits)
  • Research Methodology (20 credits)

Conversion course:

(Five modules taken on the one semester course).

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Strategy
  • Critical Management Thinking
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Academic English Skills
    • Principles of Finance and Investment
    • Academic English Skills (2)
    • Research and Critical Analysis
    • Study Skills Tutorial (2)

Modules in the masters degree are outlined in the links provided in degree pathways below.


The following durations and start dates are available, depending on your IELTS Score (see Fees and Pathway Summary for details)

  • Two semesters: September start


  • One semester: January or June start

Entry Requirements

There are both English Language and Academic Entry Requirements for Foundation and First Year study.

You can be admitted directly to First Year if their academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study. For details please refer to our Admission Requirements by Country document.

If you do not meet the English Language requirement for direct entry to your chosen pathway, you can receive the required amount of English Language tuition at Swansea University to prepare you for successful entry into your chosen programme at a later date.

Please see here for more details.

How to Apply

You can apply via our on-line form.

Before you submit your application, please make sure that: 

  • You know which course you want to study and which date you want to start.
  • You have electronic copies of your academic transcripts, which you will need to attach to your online application. Please note: the limit for all attachments is 25MB.
  • Alternatively you can download the Application Form in PDF format, fill in and send to with the necessary documents. 

Please note: If you are a citizen/permanent resident of the United Kingdom and have not lived outside of the UK for at least three years, you may not be eligible to apply via The College, Swansea University. Admissions staff will review your application and get in touch to advise you.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:


£12,750 (2 Semesters)

£9,950 (1 Semester Conversion)

Master’s Degree


All Foundation Year programmes will be taught on the Bay Campus from September 2018.  First and further years are taught on the Singleton Park Campus of Swansea University.  

Degree Pathways

Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of one of the following from Swansea University:

Additional Costs

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the University libraries, but you may choose to purchase personal copies.  All software needed for the course is available on the University network for use within University computer rooms.  Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus, including halls of residence.  Personal costs such as purchase of stationery, photocopying costs, parking fees or travel between the campuses are not included in your tuition fees.  

Contact Us

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