From the moment we wake up to the point we fall asleep, Computer Science impacts almost every aspect of modern life. The digital revolution has had a profound influence across the world and continues to redefine how we live, learn and work.
A Computer Science degree from Swansea University can help you find your place in an ever-shifting technological landscape.
This Foundation Year option is suitable if you do not have the relevant qualifications to directly start the three-year BSc in Computer Science. Its content will prepare you and enable you to experience other science subjects at Swansea.
If you continue to the full Computer Science degree, it will put you on course for highly specialised and dynamic careers in software engineering, big data and data science, security analysis or emerging technologies.
Over the course of the degree you will learn to identify the correct solutions to problems and measure their efficiency. A range of transferable skills including team-working, communication, presentation and problem-solving will prove vital when it comes to securing employment.
WHY COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR AT SWANSEA?
Computer Science at Swansea University has an excellent reputation and major appeal to students from far and wide.
Based on our stunning new Bay Campus, Computer Science at Swansea is ranked:
- 8th in the UK for graduate prospects [The Complete University Guide 2019]
- 4th in the UK for student satisfaction and 5th in the UK for satisfaction with feedback [Guardian University Guide 2019]
- 8th in the UK for student satisfaction with 91% [National Student Survey 2018]
- 7th in the UK overall and Top in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
Within six months of leaving, 93% of graduates are either in employment or continuing their studies.
Your learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally-renowned academics including Professor Matt Jones, whose passion is empowering rural digital communities in the developing world and in the UK.
Swansea University holds a TEF Gold award, UK Government recognition of teaching excellence.
YOUR COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in industry for a year, either locally, nationally or overseas.
Our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities include the brand new £32.5 million Computational Foundry, integrating a Vision and Biometric Lab, Maker Lab, TechHealth Lab, Theory Lab, Cyber Security/Networking Lab, User Lab and Visualisation Suite.
It will also feature world-leading experimental set-ups, equipment, devices and prototypes to accelerate innovation. You will have the opportunity to learn about and work with these facilities.
COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Our Computer Science graduates are set on course for a range of stimulating opportunities and have gone on to enjoy roles in companies such as IBM, Google, Disney and Sony
You may find your future lies in a role as a software designer, engineer or tester. You might work as a data scientist or in smartphone technology. Such is the pace of technological progress, you might even specialise in an emerging area which is not yet fully recognised.
We offer CV workshop and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support, throughout your studies.
We hold an annual ‘Project Fair’, giving students the chance to display their third year projects to leading Industry experts. Companies such as Google often visit our students to give lectures on ‘how to get a job with tech giants’.
We take Employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.