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Computer Science

Aberystwyth University

12 months
Duration
16700 GBP/year
8700 GBP/year
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About

The Computer Science MSc programme offered at Aberystwyth University aims to provide an intensive, professionally-oriented introduction to computing for able graduates in other disciplines, especially the humanities, to enable them to enter the software industry. No previous experience of computing is required.

Overview

This Computer Science MSc programme offered at Aberystwyth University is ideal for anyone with a first degree in any Computing subject who wishes to accelerate their career as a software engineer. It broadens your experience of the tools, methods and techniques used by professional software engineers, and focuses on the application of advanced software engineering, preparing you for responsible positions in the software industry.

It is available as a one year intensive course, or as a two year course, where the student spends a year gaining valuable experience in the software industry after the taught part of the degree, and can apply that experience to their final dissertation project.

Career

You will be introduced to programming to learn the foundational skills that you can expand and apply in the more advanced modules including Advanced Software Engineering and an Agile Software Development Project. The course also includes introductions to other important areas of Computer Science like Artificial Intelligence and data management.

Accreditation

The degree is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). This course also partially meets the Engineering Council's academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Agile Software Development Project
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Internet Technologies
  • Modelling, Managing and Securing Data
  • Statistical Concepts, Methods and Tools

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement for this MSc is a second class honours in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related subject.  This should include programming in a language like Java, C or C++.  Sometimes it may be possible to substitute industrial experience (supplemented by preliminary study) for these academic qualifications. 
  • Copies of University transcripts (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Copies of Degree certificates (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberystwyth

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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