Undergraduate Pathway: Computer Science

Foundation and First Year Degree Entry both available

Computer Science is an integral part of our lives. Developments in IT will continue to place increasing demands on education, business and industry so that the workforce of the future is equipped with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital age. Computer Science at Swansea is at the heart of the technological innovations that are redefining the way we live, learn and work.

Pathways at Swansea University

High School

Please note that students will be admitted directly to First Year if their academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study, for further details please refer to our Admissions Requirements.


Fees (2017-18)

Stage 1: University Foundation

£14,800 (2 Semester)

£17,800 (3 Semesters)


Stage 2: First Year Degree
Stage 3: Second Year Degree
Stage 4: Final Year Degree


Stage 1: Two or Three semesters depending on your English language ability.

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, November, January and May

Stage 2: September

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Stage 1: University Foundation


  • Analytical Techniques 1
  • Analytical Techniques 3
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Fundamentals of Programming (Java)
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3
  • Mobile Communications and the Internet
  • Physics 2
  • Principles of ICT

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Computer Science


120 Credits of Level 1 Swansea University modules in your chosen subject.


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (worth 20 credits)
  • Academic Support (Tutorial Classes)

* Stated Swansea University course fees are a guide only and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date fee listings, please visit

Swansea University Degree pathways

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