IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
TOEFL: 77 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
The world relies on computers and so do most businesses and organisations. Mathematics is the language of computer science so if you have the skills for both you’ll find a whole range of careers available to you in most sectors.
On this single honours course you’ll develop your mathematical and statistical knowledge and apply these skills to solve problems in computing, business and other areas.
Approximately two-thirds of the course is devoted to mathematical and statistical areas. The mathematics subjects on this course focus particularly on aspects of modern algebra that relate to computer science and also include a considerable amount of numerical analysis of mathematical problems. You have the opportunity to specialise in Level 3 so as an example, you may choose modern encryption methods as used in internet transactions.
Follow the four-year Professional Placement degree programme and you‘ll benefit from our extensive experience in helping students to find well-paid work placements with blue-chip companies. Our sandwich students find that their mathematical, computer science and transferable skills are in demand in many sectors, both in the UK and abroad.
Areas recently offering placements include: accountancy, aviation, banking, defence, finance, insurance, IT (software development, network management and design), management (public and private sector), marketing and telecommunications.
This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught master's degrees.
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CS1811 - Fundamental Programming Assessment
MA1611 - Calculus
MA1612 - Fundamentals of Mathematics
MA1620 - Linear Algebra
MA1670 - Probability and Statistics I
MA1691 - Programming and Mathematical Projects
CS2002 - Software Development and Management
CS2004 - Algorithms and their Applications
MA2612 - Multivariable Calculus
MA2670 - Probability and Statistics II
MA2682 - Discrete Mathematics and Operational Research
MA2690 - Professional Development and Project Work
CS3002 - Artificial Intelligence
CS3003 - Software Engineering
MA3990 - Final Year Project
MA3610 - Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
MA3626 - Encryption and Data Compression
MA3650 - Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
MA3670 - Statistics III
MA3676 - Stochastic Models
MA3686 - Risk and Optimisation for Financial Planning
Career prospects for mathematics and computer science are excellent. As nearly all businesses today rely on computers, you’ll find that there are opportunities across all of the sectors in large organisations, the public or charity sector or in SMEs. Maybe you want to pursue a career that specifically uses your mathematical, statistical or computing skills or choose a more general career such as management or consultancy. Either way you’ll possess key skills that are highly sought after by business – in fact any industry that uses modelling, simulation, cryptography, forecasting, statistics, risk analysis and probability.
Our combination of work experience and up-to-date teaching means that you will be well-equipped to follow the career you want after graduation.
These are some of the areas where a maths degree is valued highly:
Finance: banking, accountancy, actuarial, tax, underwriter, pensions, insurance
Medicine: medical statistics, medical and epidemiological research, pharmaceutical research
Design: engineering design, computer games
Science: biotechnology, meteorology, oceanography, pure and applied research and development
Civil Service: scientists (‘Fast Stream’, DSTL, DESG), GCHQ, security service, statisticians
Business: logistics, financial analysis, marketing, market research, sales oil industry, management consultancy, operational research
IT: Systems analysis, research
Engineering: aerospace, building design, transport planning, telecommunications, surveying.
Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year