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This course has much in common with the BSc Mathematical Science, the main difference being a greater emphasis on Computer Science. The mathematical focus is as for Mathematical Science, while the Computer Science component covers a range of topics in modern computing. The majority of the Computer Science options are taking from the various Computer degrees in the School of Informatics.
Why study Mathematical Science with Computer Science at City?
- The option to undertake a one year work placement scheme with paid salary typically between £15,000 and £22,000 pro rata per year
- Our graduates are highly sought after in many different careers and many of our graduates secure careers in the financial sector. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to untake graduate roles for are Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Lloyds TSB, KPMG, Natwest, John Lewis British Museum, UK Border Agency, Orange and Sainsbury's. In addition a number of our students choose to further study at the graduate level. The courses taken include: PGCE, MSc in Operational Research and PhD (research degree in Mathematics)
- As is the case for our Mathematics degrees, this degree can be taken to either the BSc or MMath level. The MMath Mathematical Science with Computer Science is a four year version of the corresponding three year degree. The fourth year contains a compulsory special topic, a second project and further optional modules from the third year course
- All modules in our courses are taught by specialists in the corresponding field.
- Full-time EU: £9,000
- Full-time Non EU: £13,000
For entry in 2013
- A/AS-level: 360 UCAS tariff points with an A in mathematics or further mathematics at A-level. Point scores exclude general studies and key skills, and count at half value A/AS-levels in a mother tongue other than English
- IB: 32, with 6 in Higher Level mathematics
- 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering or business administration and finance at grade B/250; A-level mathematics at grade A/120
Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above.
Other Suitable Qualifications
If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.
- IELTS: 6.0
- TOEFL: 87 internet-based total
- GCSE: English language grade C
English Language Programmes
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.
City University London retains Highly Trusted Status from UKBA, enabling us to sponsor international students to study in the UK.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:
- Students on courses of more than 6 months
- Students on courses of less than 6 months
- Students on a pre-sessional English Language course
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- BSc, full-time: Three years or four years including a professional placement or study abroad. MMath, full-time: Four years or five years including a professional placement or study abroad.
The civil service, government agencies and research establishments require mathematicians, as do large corporations, public utilities and financial companies. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with skills for a wide variety of careers in industry, commerce, education and research.
Students in this course acquire a similar set of skills as in the BSc Mathematical Science, but with a greater emphasis on applications in Computer Science.
The first year of the course is devoted to core material. At the end of the first year it is possible for students to change course to Mathematical Science if they so wish. In the second and third year the proportion of the course that is core decreases, and the students can chose from an increasing range of options.
A distinctive feature of the course is the final year group project, which provide students with the opportunity to write a technical report and give individual presentations. the summer term in the first two years is also designed around project work and presentation skills.
In year one you will concentrate on basic mathematical techniques.
- Computation and reasoning
- Computational mathematics
- Functions, vectors and calculus
- Mathematical communication
- Calculus and vector calculus
- Complex variables
- Linear algebra
- Networks and operating systems
- Systems architecture
Plus a selection of optional modules from topics in mathematics and computing, including:
- Applied mathematics
- Dynamical systems
- Functional programming
- Real analysis
- Software engineering
- Mathematical methods
Plus a selection of optional modules in mathematics and computing, including:
- Differential equations
- Discrete mathematics
- Fluid dynamics
- Introduction to data mining
- Mathematical processes for finance
- Parallel and concurrent programming
The MMath Mathematical Science is a four year version of the corresponding three year degree. The fourth year contains a compulsory special topic, a second project and further optional modules from the third year course.
Teaching and Assessment
Excellent facilities have been developed for students so that lectures and tutorials are supported through PC-based laboratory sessions as well as webbased learning material. Tutorials give you an opportunity to discuss the content of lectures or coursework with a member of staff. A particular feature of our course is the weekly small group tutorial for first year students, which allows us to provide intensive individual assistance in the early stages of the course.
Assessment is based on coursework, project work and examinations. Marks for the BSc course are weighted in the ratio 1:3:6 to produce an overall aggregate. For the MMath course, the marks are weighted in the ratio 1:3:6:6. A professional placement will not contribute to your final degree classification but will be indicated on your degree certificate.
- Full-time EU: £9,000
- Full-time Non EU: £13,000
ScholarshipsScholarship for 2013 entrants: Up to £3,000 cash each year for at least three years for students on this course. Read more here to see if you might qualify.
Good performance in certain modules can lead to exemptions from some professional examinations of the Institute of Actuaries. The course equips students with a wide range of mathematical skills, and our students have gone on to a wide range of careers in business, finance, the civil service, teaching and accountancy.
Students also go on to undertake PGCEs and specialist MSc courses as well as choosing to undertake research in Mathematics and to obtain a PhD.
Find out more about City University London
Mathematical Science with Computer Science
UCAS code: G1G4
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