People of all ages and backgrounds are faced with computing issues throughout day-to-day life. For this reason, intelligent education around the subject is vital.
Specialising in both education and computing will equip you with a valuable blend of skills and knowledge for a fulfilling career in computing education.
This three-year degree from Swansea University will teach you how elements of computing can be applied to education and wider society, and ultimately help you find your place in an ever-shifting technological and educational landscape.
WHY EDUCATION AND COMPUTING AT SWANSEA?
The fields of Education and Computer Science at Swansea University each have strong reputations, and draw 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]
- 13th in the UK overall and Top in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2018]
Your learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally-renowned academics including Professor Matt Jones, Wolfson Research Merit fellow, whose passion is empowering rural digital communities in the developing world and in the UK.
YOUR EDUCATION AND COMPUTING EXPERIENCE
Over the course of this degree you will develop a keen appreciation of learning in a digital age. You will assess and reflect on digital learning technologies central to current trends in education theory and practice.
You will consider education in the widest context outside of formal primary and secondary school settings, to include social services, local and national government, and education within the community.
Work placements will be undertaken in organisations such as schools, local authorities, businesses and charities.
You will be introduced to computing skills such as programming and computing system analysis, as well as the fundamental mathematics and theory of computer science.
Our state-of-the-art computer science teaching and research facilities may also weave into your studies. These 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.
This degree is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.
EDUCATION AND COMPUTING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Education and Computing graduates are well positioned for a range of stimulating opportunities after university. They pursue careers in education, teaching English as a foreign language, education organisations, government and local authorities.
You might also find your future as a computer analyst, software developer, systems developer or IT Engineer.