Computer Science affects every aspect of our lives, placing increasing demands on education, business, and industry to ensure that the workforce of the future is equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in the Digital Age. Computer Science at Swansea is at the heart of the technological innovation that is redefining the way we live, learn, and work.
Swansea University offers two streams of study at Masters level, a specialist route and a conversion course. The specialist course leads to one of the “MSc Advanced Computer Science” programmes and is designed for students with an academic background in Computer Science. The conversion course is designed for students from a range of academic backgrounds leading to the MSc Computer Science.
For pathways leading to Master's in Computer Science, The College is pleased to now be able to offer a selection of Pre-Master's programmes designed to suit different admissions requirements;
For students who have an existing vocational qualification (eg: Horticulture, Jewellery making) and with an IELTS equivalent 6.0 (5.5), we are able to offer our 2-semester pathway option.
|Pre-Master's Course||IELTS Requirement||Qualification Requirement||Enrolment Points||Pre-Master's Stage||Master's Stage|
|1 Semester (Academic modules)||IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or equivalent*||Academic Undergraduate||January and June||1 CAS / Visa||1 CAS / Visa|
|2 Semester (Academic modules)||IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or equivalent*||Vocational||September and January||1 CAS / Visa||1 CAS / Visa|
|2 Semester (Academic and English modules)||UKVI IELTS 5.5 (5.0)||Academic Undergraduate||September and January||1st CAS / Visa||2nd CAS / Visa**|
|3 Semester (Academic and English modules)||UKVI IELTS 5.0 (4.5)||Academic Undergraduate||September and June||1st CAS / Visa||2nd CAS / Visa**|
*IELTS Academic and other forms of acceptable language qualifications are accepted.
**Students can apply for their second visa from within the UK and will be able to access the University's free Visa advisory service.
The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential. All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency.
When you study in The College, Swansea University, you are a full student of the University from the start of your course.
- 80 credits from Swansea University undergraduate modules.
- Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (20 credits)
- Research Methodology (20 credits)
Module selection depends on the length of Pre-Master's study and previous qualifications, but will contain a number of the following;
- English Portfolio 6
- Pre-masters Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
- Academic English Skills (1)
- Research and Critical Analysis
- Critical Thinking Tutorial
- Marketing & Strategy
- People & Operations
- Introduction to ILSC
- English Portfolio 7
- Introduction to Management
- Quantitative Methods for Business
- Academic English Skills (2)
The following durations and start dates are available, depending on your IELTS Score.
- Two semesters: September start.
- One semester: September, January or June start.
There are both English Language and Academic Entry Requirements for Pre-Master's study.
For details please refer to our Admission Requirements by Country document.
If you do not meet the English Language requirement for direct entry to your chosen pathway, you can receive the required amount of English Language tuition at Swansea University to prepare you for successful entry into your chosen programme at a later date.
How to Apply
You can apply via our online form.
Before you submit your application, please make sure that:
- You know which course you want to study and which date you want to start.
- You have electronic copies of your academic transcripts, which you will need to attach to your online application. Please note: the limit for all attachments is 25MB.
- Alternatively, you can download the Application Form in PDF format, fill in and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the necessary documents.
Please note: If you are a citizen/permanent resident of the United Kingdom and have not lived outside of the UK for at least three years, you may not be eligible to apply via The College, Swansea University. Admissions staff will review your application and get in touch to advise you.
Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:
|Pre-Master's||£13,000 (2 Semesters)
£10,500 (1 Semester Conversion)
£13,500 (2 Semester Conversion)
£16,500 (3 Semester Conversion)
|Master’s Degree||£17,050 - £17,300|
Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the University libraries, but you may choose to purchase personal copies. All software needed for the course is available on the University network for use within University computer rooms. Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus, including halls of residence. Personal costs such as the purchase of stationery, photocopying costs, parking fees or travel between the campuses are not included in your tuition fees.
Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of one of the following from Swansea University:
- MSc Computer Science (Via Conversion route only)
- MSc Advanced Computer Science
- MSc Advanced Software Technology
- MSc Cyber Security
- MSc Data Science
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