Develop skills in mathematics and theoretical computer science, preparing you for roles involving computational analysis, modelling and simulation.
This joint degree is for you if you enjoy and excel at computing and want to combine that with a very strong interest in mathematics.
By combining our computer science degree with pure mathematics, probability and statistics, you’ll be prepared for careers in data science relying on a combination of mathematical and computational modelling.
Tailor to your interests
In the first two years, you’ll study a mix of mathematics and computing units, including computational approaches to finding patterns in data. You'll 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 relying on a combination of mathematical and computational modelling, such as data analysis and forecasting.
Computer science master's
The MComp provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to our research groups. You’ll study master's-level units and carry out a major research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.
Extracurricular support and activities
As a student here, you’ll be part of a well-equipped and supportive department, with lots of opportunities to get involved in societies and events such as hackathons, coding competitions and conferences.
Put your learning into practice
Alongside teaching, our academics carry out research in important areas of computer science including artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, mathematical foundations and visual computing. You’ll have the chance to work alongside them on your own research project.
You’ll have 24/7 access to purpose-built labs. This includes labs especially for computer science students and a dedicated prototyping lab, allowing you to create and experiment with software-driven systems and devices. Complex, data-intensive processes can be analysed over high-speed networks with our High-Performance Computing facility ‘Balena’.
Preparing for your future career
Our courses offer excellent graduate prospects. Recent roles include Product Manager, Cyber Security Analyst, Software
Tester and Software Developer at companies including Fujitsu, Atos, Imagination Technologies and Selex ES. You could also work in business, education and administration, or go on to further study, such as a PhD.