Research course

Theoretical Computer Science

Institution
Swansea University · College of Science
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Applicants for MSc by Research must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). See - Country-specific Information for European Applicants 2019 and Country-specific Information for International Applicants 2019.

English Language
IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.0) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. Full details of our English Language policy, including certificate time validity, can be found here.

As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.

Reference Requirement
As standard, two references are required before we can progress applications to the College/School research programme Admissions Tutor for consideration.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Start date: MSc by Research - 1st October, 1st January, 1st April & 1st July.

The MSc by Research in Theoretical Computer Science allows you to undertake a year-long individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research. Your research project will be shaped by participation in activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and fieldwork, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups. All postgraduate Computer Science programmes give you the transferable skills and knowledge to capitalise on employment opportunities in the burgeoning and ever-evolving technology industry. While this programme usually finishes after a year, it can be used to progress to the second year of a PhD degree in the appropriate circumstances. Computer Science at Swansea University Computer Science at Swansea University is widely acknowledged as a leading UK department, with a raft of impressive rankings reflecting teaching and research excellence. The College is ranked:

8th in the UK overall [Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019]
In the UK Top 20 for Research Excellence [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
14th in the UK for research [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
Computer Science and Engineering at Swansea is world-ranked 401-500 in the 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS). We have the highest percentage of top-class researchers of any Computer Science department in Wales, and 70% of the research activity assessed is categorised as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Swansea University Postgraduate
Email
study@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295358