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Mathematical Science with Computer Science  BSc (Hons) / MMath (Hons)

The BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science with Computer Science course gives a general introduction to a range of mathematical techniques combined with elements from modern computer science.


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This course has much in common with the BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science, the main difference being a greater emphasis on Computer Science. The majority of the Computer Science options are taken in the Department of Computer Science.

Students on this course gain knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques together with a firm understanding of aspects of modern computer science.

Why study Mathematical Science with Computer Science at City?

  • You have the opportunity to undertake a paid one-year work placement scheme with a salary typically between £15,000 and £22,000 pro rata per year.
  • Our graduates are highly sought after in many different roles and many of our graduates secure careers in the financial sector. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to graduate roles at Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Lloyds TSB, KPMG, Natwest, John Lewis, British Museum, UK Border Agency, Orange and Sainsbury's.
  • All modules are taught by specialists in the corresponding field.

The MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science with Computer Science is an integrated Masters degree and is a four-year version of the corresponding three-year degree. The BSc (Hons) and MMath (Hons) have the same entry requirements in Year one and students can transfer to the MMath (Hons) after obtaining a 60% average in Year two.

Entry Requirements:

Typical offers require one of the following:

  • 'A' Level: 340 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics or Further Mathematics at 'A' Level grade A.
  • IB: 32 points, with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering or Business Administration and Finance at grade B/250 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade A/120 points.

Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £13,000

Start Date:

September 2014

UCAS code:


Entry Requirements

For entry in 2014

Typical offers require one of the following:

  • 'A' Level: 340 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics or Further Mathematics at 'A' Level grade A.
  • IB: 32 points, with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering or Business Administration and Finance at grade B/250 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade A/120 points.


English Language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Other Suitable Qualifications

Foundation Programmes

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.

English Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall score, with at least 6.0 in each of the four sub components
  • GCSE: English Language grade C.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

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.

English for Undergraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

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

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake a part-time course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
September 2014


BSc (Hons) - 3 years or 4 years including a professional placement;

MMath (Hons) - 4 years or 5 years including a professional placement

Course Content

The first year of the course is devoted to core material. At the end of the first year it is possible for you to change course to Mathematical Science if you so wish. In the second and third year the proportion of compulsory modules decreases and you can chose from an increasing range of options.

A distinctive feature of the course is the final year group project which provides you with the opportunity to write a technical report and give an individual presentation. The summer term in the first two years is also designed around project work and presentation skills.

Course Structure

Year one

In Year one, you will concentrate on basic mathematical techniques.

Core modules:

  • Algebra
  • Computation and reasoning
  • Computational mathematics
  • Functions, vectors and calculus
  • Java
  • Mathematical communication.

Year two

Core modules:

  • Calculus and vector calculus
  • Complex variable
  • Linear algebra
  • Networks and operating systems
  • Systems architecture.

Final year (BSc (Hons)) / Year three (MMath (Hons))

Core modules:

  • Mathematical methods
  • Group project.

MMath (Hons) students will also study two compulsory special topics.

Final year (MMath (Hons))

The fourth year contains compulsory modules on special topics and a second project.

Read the full BSc (Hons) programme specification

Read the full MMath programme specification

Teaching and Assessment

Excellent facilities have been developed so that lectures and tutorials are supported through PC-based laboratory sessions and web-based learning material. Tutorials give you an opportunity to discuss the content of your lectures or coursework with a member of our academic staff. A particular feature of our course is the weekly small-group tutorial for first year students, which provides intensive individual assistance in the early stages of the course.

Assessment is based on coursework, project work and examinations. Marks for the BSc (Hons) course are weighted in the ratio 1:3:6 for the three years to produce an overall aggregate. For the MMath (Hons) course, the marks are weighted in the ratio 1:3:6:6 for the four years. A professional placement will not contribute to the final degree classification but will be indicated on the degree certificate.


  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £13,000


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Undergraduate Fees and Finance.


You may take a one-year placement in industry between the second and third years of your BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons). During the first and especially the second year, you will receive careers support to help you to identify, and apply for, placements.

Career Prospects

The Mathematical Science with Computer Science BSc (Hons) and MMath (Hons) degrees equip students with a range of mathematical skills. Graduates have gone on to various careers in business, finance, the Civil Service, teaching and accountancy.

In addition some of our students choose to further study at postgraduate level. The courses taken include: PGCE, MSc in Operational Research and PhD (research degree in Mathematics).

Mathematical Science with Computer Science

UCAS code: G1G4

Applications for degree courses must be made through UCAS. You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

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You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options. UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities. You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2014 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2013 and 15 January 2014. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2014 will be considered only at the University's discretion. When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.


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