Postgraduate Pathway: Computer Science

Computer Science affects every aspect of our lives, placing increasing demands on education, business, and industry to ensure that the workforce of the future is equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in the Digital Age. Computer Science at Swansea is at the heart of the technological innovation that is redefining the way we live, learn, and work.
Swansea University offers two streams of study at Masters level, a specialist route and a conversion course. The specialist course leads to one of the “MSc Advanced Computer Science” programmes and is designed for students with an academic background in Computer Science. The conversion course is designed for students from a range of academic backgrounds leading to the MSc Computer Science. More information is available by clicking on your chosen MSc below.

Pathways at Swansea University

Minimum 15 Years Education


Fees (2017-18)

Stage 1: Pre-Master's

£12,750 (2 Semesters)

£9,950 (1 Semester Conversion)

Stage 2: Master’s Degree


Stage 1:
Two semesters (Specialist or Conversion); &
One semester (Conversion only)

Stage 2: One year


Stage 1:
September (Specialist or Two semesters Conversion);
January (One or Two semesters Conversion); &
June (One semester Conversion only)

Stage 2: September

Stage 1: Pre-Master's in Computer Science


Specialist course:

80 credits from Swansea University undergraduate modules


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (20 credits)
  • Research Methodology (20 credits)

Conversion course:

(Five modules taken on the one semester course).

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Strategy
  • Critical Management Thinking
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Academic English Skills
    • Principles of Finance and Investment
    • Academic English Skills (2)
    • Research and Critical Analysis
    • Study Skills Tutorial (2)

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

Stage 2: Master's Degree

Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the following degree award at Swansea University:

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