Swansea University
Computer Science: Informatique (Swansea) MSc
Swansea University

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 £27000 £27500 £33000
25-75 percentile range £23500 - £31000 £23000 - £33500 £27000 - £43500

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

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Swansea University and Université Grenoble Alpes offer two dual award MSc degrees in Computer Science: Informatique.

Both courses lead to degrees from both universities and both are two academic years long, involving one year in Swansea and one year in Grenoble. The year in Grenoble is usually taught in English but can be taken in French if you are sufficiently fluent.

The Swansea route starts in Swansea and finishes in Grenoble. The available specialisms are:

  • Advanced Information Systems and Software Engineering

  • AI and the Web

  • Graphics, Vision and Robotics

  • Data Science

  • High-Confidence Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems

  • Parallel, Distributed and Embedded Systems

  • Ubiquitous and Interactive Systems

A brand new £32.5m Computational Foundry lies at the heart of the Swansea course. Sophisticated teaching and research equipment include a Vision and Biometric Lab, a Maker Lab, a TechHealth Lab, a Theory Lab, a Cyber Security/Networking Lab, a User Lab and Visualisation Suite.

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

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: Informatique (Swansea) MSc at Swansea University

55% Information Technology Professionals
15% Elementary occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Health associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

On the course you will be assessed by a combination of written examinations, coursework and a Dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

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

A 2:1 in a computer science undergraduate degree (or equivalent). IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.


Tuition Fees Computer Science: Informatique (Swansea) MSc

EU £9550 year 1
England UK £4650 year 1
Northern Ireland £4650 year 1
Scotland £4650 year 1
Wales £4650 year 1
International £9550 year 1

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 Swansea University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Swansea University in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #3 
    • #37 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #126 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #401 
    Computer Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

See all 27 university rankings of Swansea University

About Swansea University

Swansea University was established in 1920 and is located in the large city of Swansea, in Wales. There are two campuses, the flagship campus is located between Singleton Park, with its green parkland and botanical gardens, and Swansea Bay beach. The more recent Bay Campus on the other hand is located on an extensive beachfront property on the eastern side of town, past the marina. Apart from a vibrant academic life, students can attend the numerous yearly festivals that take place in Swansea, guaranteeing plenty of opportunities for getting out and about in your free time.

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Where is this programme taught

Swansea University - Bay Campus
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