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Welcome to our postgraduate study pages

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The School has a highly respected reputation in the area of postgraduate study. We offer a variety of challenging and stimulating Masters degrees that are suitable for students with diverse academic backgrounds. As a postgraduate student at the School you will benefit from working alongside staff at the forefront of research in their disciplines, and have access to the best cutting edge facilities and opportunities in your field of interest.

Specialist degrees including with placement

Provides students who have completed a degree in computer science or related subject with further advanced study to build on what you have learned:

Conversion degrees including with placement

For graduates of non-computing backgrounds to develop the technical, analytical and professional skills required for a computing role:


Enhance your CV and boost your employment prospects by opting to study for your Masters along with a work placement year. The School is one of only a few in the UK to offer postgraduate work placement opportunities in the field of computer science. Your paid year in industry would take place following successful completion of the taught elements of the course, allowing you to incorporate your industrial experience into the final dissertation which is completed following your work placement. The School works alongside professional placement consultants to ensure you have access to a broad variety of placement opportunities, in addition to providing constant support and guidance throughout the entire process.

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Download the latest School brochure (in PDF format) detailing all our postgraduate degrees.


Postgraduate research

We are an established, research-led school offereing cutting-edge research degrees. You can choose from a PhD or MPhil in one of our internationally recognised research areas:

Joint degrees

Together with the Cardiff School of Mathematics we offer this pioneering degree:

MSc Data Science and Analytics

This part or full-time MSc focuses on the skills and understanding required to work efficiently and effectively with the large, complex data sets that are a feature of the modern world. Apply here for this degree.

Together with the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies we offer this innovative, high quality and distinctive degree.

MSc Computational and Data Journalism

This full-time MSc focuses on the development of knowledge and skills through research-informed learning in digital journalism, data science, computer applications and digital development.

No previous experience of computing is required - this degree is open to graduates of any discipline. Apply here for this degree.