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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Course overview

Our four-year MSci in Computer Science combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single course. If you plan to pursue a research career or an advanced technical career in your field, this course is for you.

The course is identical to our equivalent three-year course but provides the opportunity to explore Computer Science in greater detail by offering a fourth year of study. In the fourth year, you will choose to study a selection of optional modules that will provide you with exposure to a wide set of skills and knowledge across the breadth of Computer Science research. These modules are based around advanced topics in the School's main research areas.

You will also complete a major team project developing new research and technology under the supervision of one of our academic staff. This will compound all the knowledge you have learnt on the course, as well as helping you to develop transferable technical, analytical and professional skills, supported by a broad awareness of current technology trends. The course covers a mixture of core techniques and concepts, advanced programming languages and paradigms and evolving, technology-based subject matter.

As a graduate, you will be able to objectively analyse problems and develop appropriate computational solutions. Your detailed understanding of technology and advanced problem-solving skills will make you suitable for a range of careers.

Career prospects

Skilled computer scientists are in extremely high demand. This means the employment prospects for graduates in the computing and ICT industry are very strong. You will be equipped with transferrable skills that open doors to careers in many sectors.

In recent years, more than 90% of the School’s graduates were in employment or engaged in further study within six months of graduation.

Recent statistics show that the vast majority of our graduates are following their chosen career paths in roles such as Software Engineer, Web Developer, Computer Programmer, Associate Software Developer, Business Analyst and Systems Development Officer. They go on to work for companies including Airbus Group, Amazon, BBC, BT, Cardiff University, Capgemini, , GCHQ, IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, MoD, Morgan Stanley, Sky, South Wales Police and Thomson Reuters. Others have chosen further study or research at Cardiff or other top universities.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 21,950per year

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

University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff has over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global university with formal links and partnerships with more than 200 institutions worldwide.
The university's culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 110 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    155 65%

    24th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    35th

    11

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