This degree course allows you to combine learning computing fundamentals with study in the School of Mathematics.
The computing component of the degree will equip you with the fundamental aspects
of the discipline including computer programming, modelling and computer
systems. Pure and Applied mathematics topics which are closely related to the
computing discipline will provide breadth and a deeper theoretical knowledge.
This course emphasises the special relationship between mathematics and computer science and allows students to specialise in aspects of: theoretical computing and logic; or scientific computation and applied mathematics.
Theoretical computing explores the development and efficiency of algorithms which should be applied to computationally complex optimisation problems. It provides the key foundations for developments in networking, security and databases. Scientific computation focuses on computational techniques and the implementation of numerical analysis for solving partial differential equations. This has applications in areas such as, combustion, atmospheric dispersion, printing on textiles, and often utilises parallel computing and Grid technologies.
This course draws together a practical understanding of software engineering and systems with the skills of analysis and modelling to investigate particular problems in computing.
We are ranked 12th in the UK for Computer Science in The Sunday Times league table.
UCAS code: G4G1
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Delivery option: BSc (3 years, full-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: Home/EU: £9,000 International: £16,200
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available
Course brochure: Download
The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which provides detailed module descriptions and is used by current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules will be available shortly in the 2014 brochure.
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
|Calculus and Mathematical Analysis|
|Numbers and Vectors|
|Introductory Linear Algebra|
|Modelling with Differential Equations|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules|
||Mathematical Logic 1|
| Algorithms 2.2
|| Further Linear Algebra
|Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
| Vector Calculus
|Linear Differential Equations and Transforms|
|Nonlinear Differential Equations|
| Introduction to Optimisation
|Calculus of Variations|
|Networks and Scalable Architecture|
|Information Management and Security|
|Graphical User Interfaces|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules|
|Interdisciplinary Project||User Adaptive Intelligent Systems|
|Parallel Scientific Computing|
|Complexity and Approximation|
|History of Mathematics|
|Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics|
|Proof and Computation|
|Models and Sets|
| Quantum Mechanics
|Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations|
|Modern Numerical Methods|
|Generalised Linear Models|
|Introduction to Hidden Markov Models|
|Introduction to Statistics and DNA|
This degree provides you with excellent preparation for a career in the computing industry or further study in one of the component disciplines. The course is ideal if you are wishing to pursue a career in, for example, the Met Office, GCHQ, Shell and in engineering, government or finance including the stock market.
AAA at A-level including Mathematics grade A.
IT or Engineering Diploma Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics).
BTEC Extended Diploma grade D*DD with 6 units of Level 3 Mathematics.
IB: 38 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level mathematics.
English language requirements: A pass at GCSE level in English Language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English and you will need to meet our English Language minimum requirements.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
If you require any further information please contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: email@example.com t: +44 (0)113 343 5821.