United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Computer Science/Physics

In choosing to study a Computer Science and Physics Degree at Aberystwyth University, you will be immersed in the fundamentals of computer science and the very latest scientific developments and technological innovations. With a thorough grounding in the core principles of each scientific discipline, the structure of the Computer Science and Physics Degree allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation. You will develop the skills and capabilities sought by the main employers in these disciplines, and on completion of your Computer Science and Physics Degree you will graduate with the competences necessary to undertake the career you choose. You will be studying in a University that is ranked top 4 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2016). The combination of studying Computer Science and Physics is a very engaging and diverse subject with emphasis on a wide range of subjects and career planning. You will receive a thorough grounding in: software development, programming, communications and telematics, classical dynamics, algebra and calculus and modern and laboratory physics. The numerical and computational skills which you will gain are easily transferable between the two disciplines of physics and computer science. Your time will be shared between gaining hands-on laboratory experience using equipment including lasers, oscilloscopes and spectrometers, and lectures that will inspire and interest you. This degree is accredited by the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which gives you a head start when you enter the competitive job market. Students will be able to use our facilities and equipment that contain 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. Our researchers in the Physics Department are currently involved with the ExoMars project 2020, which is run by the European Space Agency. Students on this course will have access to robotic equipment including Ardvinos, mobile robots and sailing robots. 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, team work, organisational skills, implementation skills, independent work and research skills. This degree scheme will prepare you for a variety of career paths which include: software design, communications and networking, computer applications, web development, IT consultancy and management, systems analysis and development, computer sales and marketing and education. You could apply the skills you will gain as a medical physicist, scientific laboratory technician or even a radiation protection practitioner. It is worth noting that 93% of undergraduates from the Department of Computer Science and 92% of undergraduates who graduated from the department of Physics in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • 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