MSc in Advanced Computer Science with Industry

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Program Description

Course Overview

Our MSc Advanced Computer Science with Industry is only open to International students. There is a selection process for this course - see the 'how to apply' section on this page.

Gain two years' experience in the UK and the opportunity to work in collaboration with industry on a real-life challenge. This new MSc is an extension of our MSc Advanced Computer Science and includes a second-year allowing you to undertake either an industry placement or an industry-focused project with an industrial partner.

Why Advanced Computer Science with Industry at Swansea?

Computer Science at Swansea University is widely acknowledged as a leading UK department with a raft of impressive rankings that reflect teaching and research excellence. The College is ranked:

  • 8th in the UK overall [Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019]
  • In the UK Top 20 for Research Excellence [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
  • 14th in the UK for research [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
  • UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]

Computer Science and Engineering at Swansea is world-ranked 401-500 in the 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).

You will be taught by inspiring computer science experts such as Professor Matt Jones, widely recognised as a leader in the empowerment of rural digital communities in the UK and across the developing world

Your Advanced Computer Science with Industry Experience

You have the freedom to shape your own first part of the study with a series of 15-credit modules, while a 60-credit project module will define the second part.

Over the course of this degree, you will be taught by staff from internationally renowned research groups. Their knowledge of constant developments in computer science helps to keep your learning fresh and relevant to the wider industry.

Our commitment to keeping up with the technological curve is also reflected in the hardware you will be working with every day.

Our laboratories are continually upgraded to ensure equipment is never more than three years old, and rarely more than two. Currently, in use are three fully networked laboratories. One runs Windows, another runs Linux, and a third project laboratory contains specialised equipment.

These laboratories support software including the programming languages Java, C# and the .net framework, C, C++, Haskell and Prolog. Integrated programme development environments include Visual Studio and Netbeans - the widely-used Microsoft Office package, web access tools and many special-purpose software tools.

Advanced Computer Science with Industry Employment Opportunities

Completing this MSc will considerably enhance your computer science career prospects. Our graduates often progress to rewarding employment in the field of computer science with a well-respected employer. Below are a number of recent destinations.

  • Software engineer, Motorola Solutions
  • Change coordinator, Logica
  • Software developer/engineer, NS Technology
  • Workflow developer, Irwin Mitchell
  • IT developer, 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

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or above) in Computer Science or another relevant discipline.

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

Please note that there are a limited number of places on this programme – please see ‘How to apply’ for further information regarding requirements.

Careers and Employability

Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Completing this MSc will considerably enhance your computer science career prospects. Our graduates often progress to rewarding employment in the field of computer science with a well-respected employer. Below are a number of recent destinations.

  • Software engineer, Motorola Solutions
  • Change coordinator, Logica
  • Software developer/engineer, NS Technology
  • Workflow developer, Irwin Mitchell
  • IT developer, 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
Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

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