Taught course

Advanced Computer Science (with integrated year in industry)

Aberystwyth University · Department of Computer Science

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Contemporary software is usually developed in teams using agile methods. Strong software engineering skills and specialist technical knowledge needs to be combined with planning, teamwork and communication skills to develop applications on time and on budget. The MSc in Advanced Computer Science with integrated year in industry at Aberystwyth University aims to develop these skills and is suitable for students intending to pursue a career in the software industry. It can also lead to a career in research.

This is a flexible programme allowing you to specialise in a wide range of areas, from software development to machine learning, while gaining valuable work experience on your industrial placement. This degree is ideal for anyone with a first degree in any Computing subject who wishes to accelerate their career as a software engineer.

This is a two-year full-time programme. The taught component is identical to MSc Advanced Computer Science (G493), after which you will spend a year working in industry.

This course 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. Whatever your own previous experience or future aspirations, with this course you will benefit from the marvellous integration of cutting-edge theory and practical application within a world-class department.

Recent MSc project topics include machine learning for the internet of things, augmented reality applications for tourism, analysis and management of agricultural emissions data, network intrusion detection and supply chain management.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

Course Fees:

Please see the tuition fee pages (https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/study-with-us/fees/postgrad/) for current tuition fees. Please note that all fees are subject to an annual increase.


Possible funding opportunities can be found in our funding calculator (https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/study-with-us/fees/postgrad/calculator/).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1970 622270