MSc Computer Science: Informatique (Grenoble route)

Course Overview

This is a Dual Degree scheme between Swansea University and Université Grenoble Alpes for computer science.

Tuition Fees: Swansea / Grenoble routes

MSc Computer Science: Informatique- Swansea and Grenoble routes

Swansea University Fees:

  • Home/EU £3,250
  • International £7,750

Grenoble Fees:

  • €500

Key Features

  • Excellent career prospects - we are 8th in the UK for graduate prospects [The Complete University Guide 2019]
  • 5th in the UK overall [Guardian University Guide 2018]
  • Still one of the best for student satisfaction - 4th in the UK for student satisfaction and 5th in the UK for satisfaction with feedback[Guardian University Guide 2019] and 8th in the UK for student satisfaction with 91% [National Student Survey 2018]
  • Excellent teaching – we are in the UK Top 20 for teaching quality [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
  • 7th in the UK overall and Top in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
  • 91.9% in graduate employment or further study six months after leaving University [DHLE Survey 2016]
  • UK TOP 20 for Research Excellence [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
  • Our Project Fair allows students to present their work to local industry
  • Strong links with industry
  • Latest high quality teaching and research equipment in our brand new £32.5m Computational Foundry including a Vision and Biometric Lab, Maker Lab, TechHealth Lab, Theory Lab, Cyber Security/Networking Lab, User Lab and Visualisation Suite
  • TEF Gold award – UK Government’s recognition for excellent teaching in UK higher education
  • UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
CSGM01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)60Dual Award Swansea Grenoble MSc - Semester
CSGM02Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)60Dual Award Swansea Grenoble MSc - Semester 2

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
CS-M20Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60MSc Project
Optional Modules
Mobile Systems Track 

Choose Minimum Of 45 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students may choose between 45 (minimum) and 60 (maximum) credits from the following list. If they do not choose 60, then they must choose the remainder from the other modules available to students on this scheme.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CSCM18Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15IT-Security: Cryptography and Network Security
CSCM39Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Computer Interaction
CSCM48Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Web Application Development
CSCM68Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Embedded System Design
CSCM79Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Hardware and Devices
CSGM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Web Services
CSGM04Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mobile Application Development
OR
Big Data, Graphics and Visualisation Track 

Choose Minimum Of 45 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students may choose between 45 (minimum) and 60 (maximum) credits from the following list. If they do not choose 60, then they must choose the remainder from the other modules available to students on this scheme.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CSCM27Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Visual Analytics
CSCM30Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Research Methods and Seminars
CSCM35Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Big Data and Data Mining
CSCM37Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Data Visualization
CSCM45Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Big Data and Machine Learning
CSCM58Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15High Performance Computing in C/C++
CSCM67Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Graphics Processor Programming
CSCM70Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mathematical Skills for Data Scientists
CSCM77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Computer Vision and Deep Learning
OR
Theory and Foundations Track 

Choose Minimum Of 45 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students may choose between 45 (minimum) and 60 (maximum) credits from the following list. If they do not choose 60, then they must choose the remainder from the other modules available to students on this scheme.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CSCM13Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Critical Systems
CSCM75Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Logic in Computer Science
CSCM85Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Modelling and Verification Techniques
CSGM05Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Directed Studies in Logic and Computation
OR
Software Technology Track 

Choose Minimum Of 45 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students may choose between 45 (minimum) and 60 (maximum) credits from the following list. If they do not choose 60, then they must choose the remainder from the other modules available to students on this scheme.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CSCM13Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Critical Systems
CSCM18Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15IT-Security: Cryptography and Network Security
CSCM27Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Visual Analytics
CSCM35Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Big Data and Data Mining
CSCM39Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Computer Interaction
CSCM48Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Web Application Development
CSCM58Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15High Performance Computing in C/C++
CSCM64Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Software Testing
CSCM67Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Graphics Processor Programming
CSCM68Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Embedded System Design
CSCM77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Computer Vision and Deep Learning
CSCM79Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Hardware and Devices
CSCM98Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Operating Systems and Architectures
CSGM04Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mobile Application Development
AND
Full Module List 

Choose Maximum Of 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose 15 credits from this list if you have not chosen a full 60 credits from the appropriate specialisation track

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CSCM13Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Critical Systems
CSCM18Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15IT-Security: Cryptography and Network Security
CSCM27Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Visual Analytics
CSCM28Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Security Vulnerabilities and Penetration Testing
CSCM29Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts
CSCM30Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Research Methods and Seminars
CSCM35Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Big Data and Data Mining
CSCM37Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Data Visualization
CSCM39Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Computer Interaction
CSCM45Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Big Data and Machine Learning
CSCM48Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Web Application Development
CSCM58Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15High Performance Computing in C/C++
CSCM64Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Software Testing
CSCM67Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Graphics Processor Programming
CSCM68Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Embedded System Design
CSCM70Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mathematical Skills for Data Scientists
CSCM75Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Logic in Computer Science
CSCM77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Computer Vision and Deep Learning
CSCM79Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Hardware and Devices
CSCM85Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Modelling and Verification Techniques
CSCM98Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Operating Systems and Architectures
CSGM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Web Services
CSGM04Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mobile Application Development
CSGM05Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Directed Studies in Logic and Computation

Description

Swansea University and Université Grenoble Alpes offer two Dual Award MSc degrees in Computer Science: Informatique. Both lead to degrees from both Universities and both are two academic years (September/October to June/July) long - one year in Swansea, and one year in Grenoble (normally taught in English though you can choose French if you are sufficiently fluent). However, the two schemes offer different specialisms in the second year - and your choice should be based on the specialisms that interest you.

The Grenoble route scheme starts in Grenoble and finishes in Swansea - and the available specialisms are:

  • Mobile Systems
  • Big Data, Graphics and Visualisation
  • Theory and Foundations
  • Software Technology

The Swansea route starts in Swansea and finishes in Grenoble - and the available specialisms are:

  • Advanced Information Systems and Software Engineering
  • AI and the Web
  • Graphics, Vision and Robotics
  • Data Science
  • High-Confidence Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems
  • Parallel, Distributed and Embedded Systems
  • Ubiquitous and Interactive Systems

Details of current Part Two projects can be found here

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 in a computer science undergraduate degree (or equivalent).

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

International students:  please visit our International pages for information on entry requirements for your country: Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Russia, Middle East, North America, South America, South East Asia.

If your country is not listed within these regions, please contact international-science@swansea.ac.uk

How To Apply

For UK applicants

For International applicants

For all EU/International enquiries please contact:

international-science@swansea.ac.uk

+44 (0)1792 295142

Applications to this programme are now closed for 2018/2019 entry.  If you have any queries regarding this programme, please contact Dr Daniel Archambault

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £3,900 £8,550

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs. Travel and national administration costs (visas) between the UK and France is not covered in these costs.

Students are required to pay Swansea tuition fees while in Swansea and Grenoble tuition fees when in Grenoble.

Teaching and assessment

On the course you will be assessed by a combination of written examinations, coursework and a Dissertation.

Student profiles

“One of the main reasons I chose Swansea was because of the excellent reputation of the Computer Science Department which is ranked among the top 25 in the UK. The Lecturers in the
Department are excellent, and are equally very accessible to students. Many are actively involved in world class research. Their knowledge is shared with us in lectures.
I love Swansea. I have recently completed the MSc and intend to gain further experience in the software industry before pursuing a PhD at Swansea University. “

Manikanta Gudur - MSc in Advanced Computer Science Graduate

Read our student profiles

Facilities

The Department is well equipped for teaching, and is continually upgrading its laboratories to ensure equipment is up-to-date – equipment is never more than three years old, and rarely more than two. Currently, students use three fully networked laboratories: one, running Windows; another running Linux; and a project laboratory, containing specialised equipment. These laboratories support a wide range of software, including the programming languages Java, C# and the .net framework, C, C++, Haskell and Prolog among many; integrated programme development environments such as Visual Studio and Netbeans; the widely-used Microsoft Office package; web access tools; and many special purpose software tools including graphical rendering and image manipulation tools; expert system production tools; concurrent system modelling tools; World Wide Web authoring tools; and databases.

As part of our expansion, we are building the Computational Foundry on our Bay Campus for computer and mathematical sciences. This development is exciting news for Swansea Mathematics who are part of the vibrant and growing community of world-class research leaders drawn from computer and mathematical sciences.




 
 

Careers

All Computer Science courses will provide you the transferable skills and knowledge to help you take advantage of the excellent employment and career development prospects in an ever growing and changing computing and ICT industry.

94% of our Postgraduate Taught Graduates were in professional level work or study [DLHE 14/15].

Some example job titles include:

  • Software Engineer: Motorola Solutions
  • Change Coordinator: Logica
  • Software Developer/Engineer: NS Technology
  • Workflow Developer: Irwin Mitchell
  • IT Developer: Crimsan Consultants
  • Consultant: Crimsan Consultants
  • Programmer: Evil Twin Artworks
  • Web Developer & Web Support: VSI Thinking
  • Software Developer: Wireless Innovations
  • Associate Business Application Analyst: CDC Software
  • Software Developer: OpenBet Technologies
  • Technical Support Consultant: Alterian
  • Programming: Rock It
  • Software Developer: BMJ Group

Find out more about employability

Research

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 show that Swansea Computer Science ranked 11th in the UK for percentage of world-leading research, and 1st in Wales for research excellence. 40% of our submitted research assessed as world-leading quality (4*).

Fees and Funding

Details of postgraduate funding for UK/EU candidates can be found here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/

Details of postgraduate funding for International candidates can be found here: www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/fees-and-funding/pg-scholarships/

The Department

  • 2018 Guardian University Guide: Computer Science at Swansea is 5th in the UK overall and 1st in Wales.
  • 2017 Times Good University Guide Computer Science at Swansea is 13th 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.
  • Industry year available.
  • A university with high success rate, low drop-out rate, and excellent student support.