251–300 th
World University Rankings 2021
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Computer Science with a Foundation Year - Swansea University

Computer Science plays a key role in virtually every aspect of modern life, and this four-year programme, designed for those who do not have the appropriate qualifications to start the three-year BSc Computer Science, will give you the knowledge, experience and expertise for a wide range of careers in this exciting and rapidly developing field. We are excellent for career prospects in Computer Science, 6th in the UK for graduate prospects (Guardian University Guide 2020) with our graduates in rewarding careers such as software engineering, big data and data science, security analysis, mobile and emerging technologies. Computer Science at Swansea is ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2020). You will be taught in our new £32.5m Computational Foundry, a world class centre with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, as well as networking and meeting spaces, which bring students, academics and industry together. The Foundry provides a regional hub to further build our already excellent relationships with global tech companies and local industry, and you will be able to present your work to employers at our Project Fair. The foundation year covers the key scientific, mathematical and engineering concepts to prepare you for the BSc in Computer Science, as well as giving you experience of other science subjects. On the degree itself you will learn how to identify solutions to problems and measure their efficiency, analyse and assess systems and design new ones. You will be able to learn about computer graphics, modelling computer systems, software engineering, writing mobile apps, data visualisation and some of the more advanced theoretical aspects of Computer Science. You will be able to develop your programming skills (in C and Java), and tackle advanced tasks, both individually and in groups, helping you to gain and develop valuable transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation and problem-solving. Teaching is informed by our world class research, and our team of leading academics includes Professor Matt Jones, Wolfson Research Merit fellow, whose passion is empowering rural digital communities in the developing world and in the UK; and Professor Harold Thimbleby, who designs dependable systems to accommodate human error, especially in healthcare. “My studies at Swansea have made me well-prepared for my job at 4C Consulting London which is a leading Platinum Sales Force Partner that specialises in building cloud applications. I believe that I would not have landed this job if not for the experience I have gained from my time in Swansea. More specifically, the degree content related fairly closely with the concepts that I practise now.” Genalyn Estrada, Developer, 4C Consulting, London **We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**