What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW

You will undertake an individual computer science research project over two or three years, supported by our internationally renowned experts. The project will be shaped by your participation in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and fieldwork, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups.

Computer Science at Swansea University is widely acknowledged as a leading UK department, with a raft of rankings reflecting teaching and research excellence.

All postgraduate Computer Science programmes give you the transferable skills and knowledge to capitalise on the burgeoning and ever-evolving technology industry.

Programme Summary

This MSc by Research in Computer Science at Swansea will enable you to undertake a research project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can enable a future career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 40,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The Masters is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support.

Programme Aims

This Masters programme will provide students with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Students for the Masters by Research in Computer Science are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The word limit is 40,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index.

The second part is an oral examination (viva voce).

Which department am I in?

Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,600.00 (US$ 25,928) per year
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

January 2022, April 2022

Venue

Bay Campus

Fabian Way,

Swansea,

SA1 8EN, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: Bachelor with CGPA 3.7 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 1st Class; Bachelor with CGPA 3.2 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 2.1 standard; Bachelor with CGPA 2.6 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 2.2 standard. IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each part of the test (or equivalent).

For international students

Applicants for MSc by Research must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.0) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The College, Swansea University
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About Swansea University

A dual campus university, Swansea University boasts excellent teaching, research and outstanding student support.

  • Rated in the top 30 UK research universities (REF 2014-21)
  • Awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • UK Top 15 for career prospects (Complete University Guide)
  • Among the top 10 safest places to study in the UK

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