We offer a range of both specialist and conversion degree programmes to suit a variety of backgrounds whether you have knowledge of the subject from your undergraduate degree or are moving into computing from another discipline.
Paid work placement
Gain valuable work experience on professional work placements and projects with leading industrial practitioners.
Assisting your study
All MSc students will be provided with a laptop during induction week that will remain with you throughout the duration of your course.
School overview and welcome
Head of School Professor Stuart Allen provides a useful overview of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff, including how we support our students and some of the inspiring ways they contribute to the wider community.
Taster lecture: Artificial Intelligence: Computers vs People?
Join Professor Alun Preece as he takes you through a fascinating taster lecture exploring how AI can work alongside people.
MSc Software Engineering
Find out more about MSc Software Engineering taught at the National Software Academy in Newport.
Studying MSc Advanced Computer Science
Manoj from India talks about studying MSc Advanced Computer Science at Cardiff University, and what it's like being a student in Cardiff.
MSc Computing: A Student Perspective
MSc Computing with Placement student Teresa Bryant, talks about what it's like studying this conversion course with us, giving an insight into how she has gone from having little knowledge of programming at the start of the course, to being taught everything she needs to know.
International MSc Advanced Computer Science student
Kruthi Rajashekar from India is studying MSc Advanced Computer Science with us. She gives an insight into the course, and what additional support you can expect to receive, as well as the fantastic facilities and opportunities available to students.
Postgraduate taught programmes
We are proud to cater for a diversity of interests, backgrounds and aspirations for graduates from the UK and overseas. As a School we have significant experience of running MSc programmes, both conversion and specialist.
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Exterior shot of Abacws, the new building which will be home to the School of Computer Science and Informatics, and the School of Mathematics.
Feature staircase of Abacws, which is due to open September of this year.
There will be multiple pc labs in the new building with some being able to accommodate as many as 100 students.
Abacws has been designed in collaboration with students and academic staff to create interdisciplinary, flexible and creative workspaces,
Abacws features flexible lecture theatres and seminar rooms with innovative layouts to encourage interaction.
The new £39m building will pioneer a way of working for Cardiff University which embodies collaboration and shared vision.
The single six-storey building is situated on Senghennydd Road next to Cathays railway station.
Data Science Academy
A number of our MSc degrees are taught at the Data Science Academy which was established to respond to the demand for highly-skilled and employable graduates in areas including data science.
By working together with industry, we aim to expose students to a broad range of techniques for understanding data and use these to apply cutting-edge analytical methodologies to a range of real-world problems.