Aberystwyth University is at the forefront of Computer Science research, teaching and technology and has been for many years. Here are some of the reasons why studying at Aberystwyth should be your first choice: Here are some of the reasons why studying at Aberystwyth should be your first choice:
- 92% student satisfaction for our G400 Computer Science degree scheme (NSS, 2017)
- 90% student satisfaction for our G401 Computer Science (with Integrated Industrial and Professional Training) degree scheme (NSS, 2017)
The Department of Computer Science
- Aberystwyth University's Computer Science department offers a wide range of cutting edge degrees in a unique environment by the sea. Our degrees are accredited by the BCS and our graduates are in demand in industry and academia.
- In 2014’s Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), the Department of Computer Science was rated as 11th in the UK and first in Wales for Research Intensity by the Times Higher Education.
- The department has access to state-of-the-art, cutting edge technology, particularly in the field of Robotics. Recent final year projects have included making a Mars Rover "wheel walk" and adapting an electric car to drive itself.
- Every staff member in the department is friendly, approachable and always willing to make time for students, no matter what the requirement.
- 93% of our graduates entered work or further study at graduate level, which is 6% more than the national average.
Why Computer Science
- Computer Science will only grow in relevancy, as the world becomes more and more reliant on technological advancements.
- Computer Science is now an important factor in engineering, science, travel, commerce and even the media, meaning the knowledge you gain as you study with us is widely applicable to a number of vastly different industries.
- Many of our degree schemes offer a year in industry, which grants incredibly valuable career experience before you’ve graduated and the opportunity to earn some money!
- Aberystwyth has a dynamic student community, an excellent social and night life, and is a truly stunning location.
- The Complete University Guide 2014 rates Aberystwyth as one of the UK's safest places to study, and Aberystwyth was recently rated ‘Best town in the UK’.
- According to the Higher Expectations report 2013-2014, Aberystwyth has amongst the best range of scholarships, bursaries and awards of any university in the UK.