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  • Qualification

    MComp

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Computer Science, at Aberystwyth University, covers a vast range of topics including programming, computer operating systems, software design and the engineering of large software systems - with cutting-edge research. It is also our department’s most flexible degree, providing core modules that are key for a career in Computer Science. The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) accredited course will equip you with specialist skills such as software engineering, graphics and visualisation, artificial intelligence, robotics, telematics, mobile computing and open source computing - that are highly sought out by employers in this industry. The prestigious MComp in Computer Science is similar to the Bachelors degree but provides an extra year of instruction in the form of an integrated Masters.

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your first year you will be introduced to:

  • Programming
  • Computer Infrastructure
  • Web development
  • Problems and solutions

In your second and third year, you will undertake:

  • Our software development life cycle module. This module will allow you to take a role which exists in the industry i.e. project manager, designer etc, you will be required to produce a working software product, following best current industrial practice at every stage.
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software
  • Individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you
  • A range of further electives to specialise in areas of your choice

In your final year you will undertake a team and individual projects as well as modules at Masters level. Open-ended challenges are a chance for you to explore and test your knowledge, and success demands an independent-minded, but nonetheless strictly professional and well-organised approach to study.

Employability

Our graduates are eagerly sought by employers, particularly with a Masters-level qualification.

Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers:

  • Software design
  • Communications and networking
  • Computer applications
  • Web development
  • IT consultancy and management
  • Systems analysis and development
  • Computer sales and marketing
  • Education.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 113 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    120 54%

    73rd

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    49th

    43
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    10th

    7

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