M.Sc. Computer Science

University of South Wales | Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Computer science is the study of theoretical foundations and practical techniques for implementation in computer systems. Despite its short history, computer science has made major contributions to science and society that have transformed the way we live our lives.
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Description of Computer Science

There are many sub-fields of computer science and this course provides an opportunity to study a range of these to an advanced level, with a particular emphasis on application development,network security and artificial intelligence.

You will be taught by an internationally recognised team, drawn from the University’s Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS), the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Paradigms research unit (CSAIP) and the Information SecurityResearch Group.

The skills developed on this course strongly relate to the role of a software developer in a range of specialised areas. For example, business analytics for optimisation is one of the key areas highlighted by e-skills, and this course provides an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills at the forefront of this field, in addition to practical programming elements.

Students who complete this award will be educated to a professional standard in a range of fields related to computer science, and will have improved transferable skills. These include problem solving, communication, team working, effective use of IT facilities and information retrieval.

With training to Masters level now the recognised professional level of competence, graduates will be better placed to pursue careers in industry, or continue their interest in computer science through research at PhD level.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 12300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 4750 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016 February, September
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

What you will study
  • Real-time Computer Graphics
  • Software Development
  • Network Security
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Neural Networks
  • Expert Systems
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Project Management
  • Research Project: an investigation of your choice, related to the course
  • MSc Project: the development and evaluation of a significant application or task of your choice, related to the course.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Computer Science

This course is designed for graduates with a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in a computing or strongly related subject. Applicants should be proficient programmers. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Work Experience for Computer Science

No work experience is required.

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