Aberystwyth University
Computer Science MPhil
Aberystwyth University

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Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Computer Science

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computer Science at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26500 £30000 £34000
25-75 percentile range £23500 - £32000 £20000 - £36500 £26500 - £46500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27334 £25150 £29857
25-75 percentile range £23230 - £32967 £18886 - £32933 £21689 - £41100

Course Description

Research in the department is motivated by the needs of industry, business and government; we actively look for opportunities for technology transfer. An important aspect of this is that our research work must be reflected in our teaching. We believe that collaboration in research is essential and we collaborate with industry, with government, and with other academic institutions, on a national and international level. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment, it was found that 100% of the research impact was assessed as world-leading!

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Councilfor the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a CharteredEngineer.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Science MPhil at Aberystwyth University

90% Information Technology Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
0% Sales occupations

Viva voce examination and review of thesis by External and Internal Examiners

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Computer Science

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computer Science, MPhil, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

An Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in an information technology (IT) related discipline. Applicants whose first language is not English will require IELTS score of at least 6.0.


Tuition Fees Computer Science MPhil

EU £4327 year 1
England UK £4327 year 1
Northern Ireland £4327 year 1
Scotland £4327 year 1
Wales £4327 year 1
Channel Islands £4327 year 1
International £15850 year 1

Additional fee information

N.B. The above fees for full-time study in 2020-2021 only. If the course is studied on a part-time basis, the tuition fees are half of the full-time fee in the first year. The tuition fee for subsequent years of the course will be subject to a slight increase in line with the fees for that academic session. Similarly if the course is interrupted for any reason.

Institute of Biological, Environmental & Earth Sciences:
For relevant research projects in agricultural or biological science based in the Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences, it may be necessary to charge supplementary bench fees up to a maximum of £7,500 for each year of study. Whether a supplementary bench fee is levied and the extent of that fee will depend on the nature of the research being undertaken. These bench fees may be applied to research projects involving large animals or significant amounts of consumable reagents. Applicants will be advised of any such fees at the earliest stage in the offer process.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Aberystwyth University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Aberystwyth University in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #2 
    • #29 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 24 university rankings of Aberystwyth University

About Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University (Aber) was founded in 1872 in Aberystwyth, Wales. This university has earned itself an impressive array of awards in various domains, including in teaching standards and post-graduate employability. Whether you enjoy walking by the beach or visiting the historic town centre, Aberystwyth is a superb option for those students looking for a quiet place to focus on their academic goals.

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Where is this programme taught

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