Computer Science

We are a leading computing department in Wales and one of the major UK departments, both for research and for teaching. We intend to build on our past achievements, to become one of the leading departments at international level.

We are committed to offering courses that prepare you for your professional career; we believe that such courses must combine a sound education in theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline with the development of lasting personal skills, so that you will have the adaptability to thrive in a world of constantly changing technology.

Research in the department is motivated by the needs of industry, business and government; we actively look for opportunities for technology transfer. An important aspect of this is that our research work must be reflected in our teaching. We believe that collaboration in research is essential and we collaborate with industry, with government, and with other academic institutions, on a national and international level. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment, it was found that 100% of the research impact was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent!

Typical Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 2:1 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent.

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

Other Requirements Applicants should submit a full research proposal at the point of application

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Research Groups

The principal research groups are:

  • Advanced Reasoning
  • Computational Biology
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Vision, Graphics & Visualisation

We also have considerably and widely recognised expertise in Software Engineering and Network Technology, Industrial collaborators include Ford, Jaguar Cars, Unilever, Daimler Benz, Integral Solutions Ltd., Costain and Glaxo

Course Overview

Members of staff are always happy to discuss possible MPhil and PhD research programmes with suitably qualified graduates. Research should normally be related to one of the main areas of research of the department. There are about 20 students pursuing postgraduate research programmes in the Department at present, working alongside lecturers and research associates in a lively and well-integrated research community. Grants from Research Councils and other sources may be available through the Department.