United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
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Aberystwyth University

Computer Science (includes foundation year)

If you are interested in Computer Science but do not have the sufficient relevant background, then our computer science degree with a foundation year will be the opportunity for you to immerse yourself in both the fundamentals of computer science and the very latest technological innovations. The first year of this course will be a gentle introduction to the subject. After the first year the scheme follows the same core subjects as the G400 BSc Computer Science degree scheme. According to the National Student Survey 2016 this course is in the top 15 for student satisfaction for Computer Science subject area and the Department of Computer Science itself sports 91% student satisfaction. Employability is at the heart of this degree and it is accredited by the BCS (The Chartered institute for IT) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which gives our students a head start when they enter the competitive job market. Our research ranked 11th in the UK and 1st in Wales (Times Higher Education) and you will have access to dedication Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers. You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences and you will also have access to robotic equipment including Ardvinos, mobile robots and sailing robots. The foundation year will cover information technology tools, a review of the mathematical skills essential for the degree and programming concepts. Subsequent years will introduce you to web development, an individual project in which you will develop a piece of software and a range of elective subjects to help you specialise in areas of your choice. Employability skills are the core values of our degree. As part of your degree you will be required to take part in a residential where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems. This activity will encourage and improve your skills in: communication, analysis, time management, independent and group-based working, organisation, implementation, research and technical skills. The University operates a Year in Employment Scheme (YES) and GO Wales. You have the option to take a year out between your second and third year to work in an organisation in the UK or overseas. YES is very rewarding and a worthwhile experience. Upon completion of this programme, you will stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market. Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers in fields such as software design, communications and networking, computer applications, web development, IT consultancy and management, systems analysis and development, computer sales and marketing and education. It is notable that 93% of undergraduates from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015). The skills acquired from this course are sought after by employers in computer science-related industries.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £14,750