Mathematics and Computing, BSc Hons

Mathematics and Computing, BSc Hons

The computing focus of this degree programme is complemented by its mathematical content. In particular, systems building and software engineering are combined with applied numerical methods and discrete mathematics as related to modern technology to give a computational approach to mathematics. Students on this programme not only develop a sound practical knowledge of mathematics and its application to real-life situations but also build up their ability to analyse and solve problems. Meanwhile, the computing element helps students to understand how computer systems are developed and offers training to design and build them. As a whole, the programme presents students with an opportunity to acquire skills such as logical analysis, deduction and mathematical modelling, together with the ability to implement them on modern-day computer systems, a facility which is valued by most employers. This programme allows students to take part in 'Mathematics Education and Communication' or 'Computing Education and Communication'. Both are designed to offer teaching experience through the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme and aim to give the opportunity to gain classroom experience as one of the final-year options.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of mathematical methods and techniques, and the ability to apply them to real-life problems
  • To provide students with the knowledge of advanced programming and software engineering and to develop analytical, systems building and programming skills
  • To provide training in the use of mathematical and computing software tools, and an understanding of their strengths and limitations.

UCAS code

GG41 G BSc/ComM

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications, including at least 80 points from mathematics studied to A-level or equivalent

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as Key Skills level 2.

* Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Career options

Graduates opportunities include careers in systems engineering, information engineering, database design, business process modelling, mathematical modelling and software development.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Mathematics and Statistics

Award winning teaching and the most satisfied students in the country (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014) are just two of the reasons to choose to study Maths with us.

  • Download transcript [PDF]