Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or above) in Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related discipline. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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The MRes Visual Computing is an ideal preparation for following a career of research or specialism within the area of study. In particular the MRes in Visual Computing seeks to prepare you for further research in the areas of Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Medical Imaging, and Scientific Visualisation.

We seek strongly motivated students who are able to carry out substantial individual study. Such students are likely to want to control their own time, carry out curiosity driven research to an advanced level, and follow self-study material in advanced topics.

You will decide upon your topic of research in discussion with your supervisor in an exciting and recent area of Visual Computing. In collaboration with your supervisor you will evaluate current research and carry your own research programme based on the contribution you will make. The research programme is supported by taught courses covering useful literature and skills.

Course Content:

Research Component

The main part of the MRes in Visual Computing is a substantial and challenging project involving cutting edge research. The project is an exciting opportunity for you to carry out research in the area of Visual Computing. You will produce an abstract of your work, a scientific paper, carry out a presentation and produce your final dissertation.

Taught Component

In addition to the research project, you can choose from a range of modules that provide skills and development training in different areas.
Modules available currently include:

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (compulsory)
  • Data Visualisation (compulsory)
  • Graphics Processor Programming (compulsory)
  • Research Methodology (compulsory)
  • Visual Computing Project Development (compulsory)
  • Distributed Object-Oriented Programming 10
  • Interaction Technologies: Information Retrieval 10
  • High Performance Computing in C/C++ 10
  • Interaction Technologies: Hardware and Devices

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 and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Computer Science
Email
compsci-admissions@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 602022