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Department of Computer Science Programme Catalogue 2020/1


USCM-AAM14: MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad

Leading to the award of MASTER OF COMPUTING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Study Year Abroad

Normal programme duration: 5 years

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • USCM-AAB20: BSc (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study Year Abroad

Please see your programme handbook for circumstances where transfer to DAP may be permitted/required.

 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 15 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 16 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10310 Artificial intelligence 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA10207 Analysis 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10227 Principles of programming 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MA10209 Algebra 1A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM10228 Principles of programming 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MA10210 Algebra 1B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Exemption: 55% OSA for progression instead of 60%.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 23 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 24 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 16% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20257 Integrated group-based project 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20217 Foundations of computation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20255 Databases 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA20216 Algebra 2A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA20218 Analysis 2A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
  • Students wishing to take CM20220 in Semester 2 must choose CM20219 from this list; students wishing to take CM20252 in Semester 2 must choose CM20254
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20219 Fundamentals of visual computing 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20254 Data structures and algorithms 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20253 Comparative programming languages 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20256 Functional programming 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA20217 Algebra 2B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA20219 Analysis 2B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20220 Fundamentals of machine learning 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM20252 Artificial intelligence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

  • Students must check the Mathematical Sciences teaching timeslots (pdf - link opens in new tab) when choosing units. To minimise timetable clashes, you should not choose more than one unit from each timeslot within the same semester.

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 23 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 24 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 34% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM30082 Individual project 24 credits       [equivalent to 48 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 3

Optional Units: Select 3 units from the following list:
  • Students must select either two CM units and one MA unit or two MA units and one CM unit from this list (you must take three CM and three MA units across the programme year).
  • Unit CM30070 from this list counts as either CM or MA.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM30070 Computer algebra 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30075 Advanced computer graphics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30078 Networking 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30174 Intelligent agents 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30225 Parallel computing 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA20222 Numerical analysis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30039 Differential geometry of curves & surfaces 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30087 Optimisation methods of operational research 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30237 Group theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30252 Advanced real analysis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40238 Number theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40254 Differential and geometric analysis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 3

Optional Units: Select 3 units from the following list:
  • Students must select either two CM units and one MA unit or two MA units and one CM unit from this list (you must take three CM and three MA units across the programme year).
  • Units CM30073, CM30173 and CM30226 from this list counts as either CM or MA.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM30073 Advanced algorithms & complexity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30080 Computer vision 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30173 Cryptography 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30226 Logic and semantics of programming languages 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30229 Intelligent control and cognitive systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM40179 Entrepreneurship 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30055 Introduction to topology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30231 Projective geometry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40037 Galois theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40050 Numerical optimisation and large-scale systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 4

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 4 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 4

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM20106 Study abroad 60 credits       [equivalent to 120 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 5

  • Students must check the Mathematical Sciences teaching timeslots (pdf - link opens in new tab) when choosing units. To minimise timetable clashes, you should not choose more than one unit from each timeslot within the same semester.

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 5 of this programme contributes 50% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 5

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
XX40211 Research project 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 5

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 credits from the following list:
  • Students must select at least two CM and at least two MA across this programme year.
  • Students who have previously taken CM30078 may not select CM50123 from this list.
  • Students who have previously taken CM30174 may not select CM50206 from this list.
  • Units CM50264 and XX50215 must be taken together.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50123 Networking 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50200 Mobile and pervasive systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50206 Intelligent agents 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50264 Machine learning 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50215 Statistics for data science 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40040 Algebraic topology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40042 Measure theory & integration 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40238 Number theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40254 Differential and geometric analysis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 5

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 credits from the following list:
  • Students must select at least two CM units and at least two MA units from the options available in this programme year.
  • Students who have previously taken CM30173 may not select CM50210 from this list.
  • CM50210 may be counted as an MA unit.
  • You may only choose a MA3* unit if you have taken a MA4* unit during the previous year.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM40149 Collaborative systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50150 Interactive communication design 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50209 Cybersecurity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50210 Cryptography 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30055 Introduction to topology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30231 Projective geometry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40037 Galois theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40050 Numerical optimisation and large-scale systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40057 Functional analysis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40177 Scientific computing 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40203 Theory of partial differential equations 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.