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Computer Science with Mathematics BSc

BSc Computer Science with Mathematics - undergraduate degree


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 applied to computationally complex optimisation problems, and 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. The degree will provide you with excellent preparation for a career in the field of computing or for further study in one of the component disciplines.

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UCAS code: G4G1
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 years
Start date: September
Course fees: Home/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
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.

This is an interdisciplinary course and you will study in both the School of Computing and School of Mathematics.


The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2014. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

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.

Career options

The course is ideal if you are wishing to pursue a career in, for example, the Met Office, GCHQ, Shell or in engineering, government or finance, including the stock market. It draws together a practical understanding of software engineering and systems and the skills of analysis and modelling to investigate particular problems in computing.

Entry requirements

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications. If your qualification does not appear in the list below please contact our admissions team.

2014 entry

Our standard entry requirements are listed below. Lower offers can be made based on demonstrated interest and aptitude for the subject (typically AAB).

A-level: AAA including Mathematics.

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: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.

For 2015 entry visit: Computer Science with Mathematics.

Country-specific equivalent qualifications
The Faculty's country-specific equivalent qualifications web page gives you an idea of the types of qualifications we accept.

English language requirement
GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Our Language Centre provide the Academic English for Undergraduate Studies Pre-sessional course, which is designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.

Access to Leeds
We have a policy of welcoming applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you do not meet our entry criteria above, you may be eligible via the Access to Leeds scheme.

Foundation courses
If you do not have the formal qualifications for immediate entry to one of our degree, you may be able to progress through a foundation year. The University offers a one-year BSc Studies in Science for students without a science background at A-level and an Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Year for applicants who meet specific widening participation criteria.

Our International Foundation Year (IFY) is intended for international students who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to level 1 of our degree courses.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team, e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 5440.