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

Education and Computing - Swansea University

Studying Education and Computing at Swansea will give you a range of skills and knowledge, opening up the potential for exciting and rewarding careers in education, computing and related areas. On our three-year BSc Education and Computing degree, you will explore policy and politics, leadership and management, educational practice in a digital age, learning and teaching, education in other countries, diversity and wellbeing in education, child development and educational neuroscience, as well as computer graphics, modelling computer systems, software engineering, writing mobile apps, data visualisation and you will develop your programming skills (in C and Java). A unique and exciting aspect of the degree is its emphasis on learning in a digital age, so if you want to develop your knowledge and skills in computing and how it applies to education and wider society, this is the ideal course for you. With our unique emphasis on learning in a digital age, you will be well equipped to use cutting edge learning technologies at the heart of current education theory and practice. You also have the opportunity to undertake work placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, business and charities to enhance your student experience and your career prospects. The degree is designed for UK, EU and international students, and it considers education in a wide context – it is not confined to formal primary and secondary school settings, but also covers further and higher education, social services, local and national government, and education in the community. Some 94% of UK Education graduates overall are in employment or in further study six months after graduation (DHLE 2016). An Education and Computing degree provides an excellent foundation for a range of careers, including: early years teaching, play therapy and education administration, community development work, education research, local authority roles, learning mentoring and community education welfare, education publishing, software development and analysis, IT consultancy, database administration, and IT engineering. To become a teacher, you will need an additional ITE/PGCE qualification. From 2019, you will have the benefit of studying on both our campuses – Education modules on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, and Computing in the state-of-the-art £31m Computational Foundry on the nearby Bay campus. You will be joining one of the country’s leading Computer Science departments – its research quality is ranked first in Wales and 11th in the UK (The Research Excellence Framework, 2014), and it is fifth in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018). A House of Commons report has stated that up to 12.6 million of the adult UK population lack basic digital skills, and this skills gap is costing the UK economy an estimated £63bn a year. As computer scientists and research effective educationalists, graduates of this course are well placed to help close this skills gap. Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/education/bsc-hons-education-and-computing/ **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.**