MSc

Advanced Computer Science (with integrated year in industry)

With its emphasis on professional software engineering, the Advanced Computer Science (with integrated year in industry) degree at Aberystwyth University is suitable for students intending to pursue a career in the software industry and is a qualifying Masters degree for Chartered Engineer status. It can also lead to a career in research.

Typical Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent.  Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.

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Course Overview

Contemporary software is frequently developed to function in distributed systems. Applications are deployed across multiple computers, interacting to provide services and to solve problems in a distributed way.

In studying this course you will develop specialised technical skills and will gain practical experience in agile software development and in using a variety of techniques to present the latest research to mixed audiences.

This degree is ideal for anyone with a first degree in any Computing subject who wishes to accelerate their career as a software engineer. It broadens your experience of the tools, methods and techniques used by professional software engineers, and focuses on the application of advanced software engineering, preparing you for responsible positions in the software industry.

The taught part of the course is the same as for the standard MSc Advanced Computer Science course (G502), with the addition of an integrated year in industry. You will receive support in applying for suitable jobs in the software industry and will be required to write a report on your work experience. If you fail to secure an industrial placement or do not successfully complete it, you can revert to the standard G502 course.

About this course

This course has a January start date with a duration of 30 months.

At Aberystwyth, we are proud to be one of the longest established Computer Science departments in the UK, ranked Top 5 in the UK and 2nd in Wales for overall student satisfaction for the subject of Computer Science (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022) and Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Computer Science (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2022).

88% of research in the Department of Computer Science is rated world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021), and we continue to be at the forefront of technological research.

With an Athena SWAN Bronze award, we are committed to promoting gender equality across our department and advancing the careers of women in science and technology. All this makes Aberystwyth University the ideal place to pursue both Masters and Doctoral degrees in the field of Computer Science.