The MSc in Computer Science course is for you if you are a graduate from one of a wide range of disciplines and are looking to change direction or because of the needs of your chosen career, require a solid foundation in Computer Science.
As the use of computers and computer based systems continues to grow in all aspects of life, at home and at work, it is apparent that there will be for years to come a need for many people who can combine a knowledge of Computer Science, the discipline that underlies Information Technology, and degree level knowledge in a wide variety of other disciplines.
Over the duration of the course you will study a variety of modules taught by academic staff that are part of internationally renowned research groups. The course is also regularly updated to ensure that it keeps pace with the rapid developments in Computer Science.
A 2:2 honours degree (or above) not in Computer Science.
IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.
Compulsory Modules – all 15 credits except summer project
CSCM41 Programming in Java
CSCM53 Computer System Concepts
CSCM10 Computer Science Project Research Methods
CSCM12 Software Concepts and Efficiency
CSCM94 Software Engineering Principles
CS-M20 MSc Project 60 credits
Optional Modules – select 45 credits; all modules 15 credits
CSCM13 Critical Systems
CSCM37 Data Visualisation
CSCM48 Web Application Development
CSCM58 High Performance Programming in C/ C++
CSCM68 Embedded Systems
CSCM75 Logic in Computer Science
CSCM77 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
CSCM98 Operating Systems and Architectures
CSCM39 Human Computer Interaction
CSCM45 Big Data and Machine Learning
CSCM59 Relational and Object Oriented Database Systems
CSCM64 Software Testing
CSCM67 Graphics Processor Programming
CSCM79 Hardware and Devices
CSCM85 Modelling and Verification Techniques
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.
90% of Swansea’s Computer Science graduates are in full-time employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA June 2011).
Some example job titles from the HESA survey 2011:
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
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