This course develops skills in mathematics and software development, preparing you for roles that involve computational analysis, modelling and simulation. Computer science and mathematics are closely linked. Many of the leading applications of computing are mathematical and computers are fundamentally logic engines. This joint degree course is for you if you enjoy and excel at computing but want to combine that with a very strong interest in mathematics.
In the first two years, you’ll study a mix of mathematics and computing units, including computational approaches to finding patterns in data and the generation of computational models. You will also share lectures with Mathematical Sciences students to study fundamental algebra and mathematical analysis. In the final year, you can choose to specialise in areas of numerical computer science and mathematics.
Computer scientists with good mathematical knowledge are in great demand worldwide. On graduation, you can apply what you’ve learnt to roles in software development that rely on a combination of mathematical and computational modelling, such as data analysis and forecasting. The Master of Computing (MComp) course provides you with the same core skills and knowledge of the BSc but with a special exposure to research topics and methods.
- A level
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades / Points
Compulsory A level subjectsAAA or A*AB including A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics.If you are studying A levels we strongly prefer that you take a full A level in Further Mathematics. Alternative offers are available if you have only studied Further Mathematics at AS level or have not studied it at all. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.A level Alternative offerAAA or A*AB plus AS Further MathsAAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in Mathematics plus A in AS Further Mathematics plus either grade 2 in any STEP or a Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics.If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.Alternative A level offerAAB including grade A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus one of the following:grade A in an EPQgrade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificategrade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global PerspectivesStudents presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
About this University
The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966. The Claverton Campus is 1 mile from the centre of the beautiful City of Bath, a World Heritage Site. International (non-UK) students account for a third of the student body and represent over 100 nationalities.
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