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Aberystwyth University

Computer Science

11th in the UK for research, REF 2014

Computing is an ever-expanding element of the modern world that continues to grow in relevance as technology progresses. It is the foundation of many industries, such as engineering, science, travel, commerce and even the media; meaning that the knowledge gained by its study is widely applicable in the world of employment.

Developing software is a creative activity because it seeks solutions that are elegant as well as functional and re-usable. It is also about being systematic and professional so that others can have confidence that your solution is a strong one that will work consistently and reliably. As computer scientists, we understand people and organisations and work with them, and our courses place a strong emphasis on professional and personal development within the broad context of the business world. The Computer Science department at Aberystwyth has close collaborations within academia and industry, and our graduates and industrial year students are eagerly sought by employers.

Aberystwyth University’s Computer Science research teams consistently produce ground-breaking research. In the REF 2014 assessments, our department was rated 1st in Wales and 11th in the UK as a whole based on research intensity. That means that you will be taught by lecturers on the forefront of Computer Science, in a department which is equipped with state-of-the-art, cutting edge technology.

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