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 read more

Overview

Overview

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.

What you'll study

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Entry requirements

You should have:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, including mathematics at grade C or above. 

  • You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. 
  • We accept alternative qualifications. For more information, please contact us.
  • You may be invited to an interview.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Careers

On graduating successfully from this programme, you will be well equipped for a wide range of careers in, for example, systems engineering, information engineering, database design, business process modelling, mathematical modelling and software development.

Fees and finance

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.

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Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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