Studying Computer Science at Swansea University ranked 7th in the UK

The Department of Computer Science at Swansea University is ranked 7th in the UK and 1st in Wales within its subject area in the prestigious Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

This ranking takes into consideration teaching quality, student experience, research ratings and graduate prospects. The Computer Science Department is also ranked 7th in the UK for student experience, a remarkable double achievement for the faculty.

This is on top of the recent fantastic result the department had in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), which put Computer Science at Swansea University 8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

Computer Science also had the largest intake of undergraduate students in its history this year, and the department has moved into a new multi-million pound world-class facility, the Computational Foundry, which opens its doors this month.

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Professor Arnold Beckmann, Head of Computer Science Department at Swansea University, comments: “Computer Science at Swansea University is going from strength to strength over the past couple of years.  Our unique profile in research, teaching and public engagement is now firmly placed amongst the best in the UK and the world. Being part of the Computational Foundry has contributed immensely to our success.”

Professor Alan Dix, Director of the Computational Foundry, adds: "This is a wonderful result for Computer Science in Swansea.  Not only is the Computational Foundry a crucible of world leading research, but this is also being passed on to students, giving them an exciting educational experience and creating a new generation to contribute to our increasingly digital society."

The £32.5 million world-class Computational Foundry will act as a beacon for research collaborations to attract leading researchers to Wales, placing Swansea at the heart of a thriving regional ecosystem of digital companies and research as a key component of the Internet Coast, the Swansea Bay City Region City Deal.

The ‌Computational Foundry ‌is backed by £17m from the European Regional Development Fund and will drive research into computational and mathematical sciences and make Wales a global destination for computational scientists and industrial partners.