Swansea University

Swansea University

Advanced Computer Science (Visual Computing)

This specialist pathway in visual computing provides training in computer graphics, computer vision (including medical image analysis), and scientific visualisation. On the course, applicants are provided with an opportunity to acquire essential skills in these subject areas that prepare for further studies and research in academia or research and development in industry. Visual computing has a wide range of applications, e.g. gaming, computer graphics, vision engineering, and biomedical engineering. The modules provide students with broad, in-depth technical knowledge and skills in terms of both theoretical understanding and practical experience of visual computing techniques, fundamental mathematical and algorithmic principles in those subject areas and the ability to plan and accomplish a substantial project in visual computing.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above in computer science or related subject. English language requirement IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or a Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: computer vision and pattern recognition; data visualisation; graphics processor programming; high performance computing in c/c++; interaction technologies (hardware and devices); interaction technologies: lab and field work; interaction technologies: seminars and readings; visual computing project development.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,950 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 295142