Computer Science and Mathematics

Royal Holloway, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Are you drawn to the practical power and potential of computing and the beauty and logic of the mathematics behind it? Computing has always relied on mathematical models and algorithms but mathematics also relies heavily on computers for exploring concepts, modelling ideas, problem-solving and even generating proofs. Both mathematics and computer science inform almost every aspect of our modern lives and this three-year joint honours programme allows you to immerse yourself in both and combine abstract concepts and fascinating theories with hands-on practical experience. Our progressive curriculum is delivered by inspiring mathematicians and computer scientists and informed by input from industry. You will gain a solid grounding in all the fundamentals of pure and applied mathematics, whilst learning about computer programming, software engineering, algorithms and complexity. In computer science our focus is on contemporary technologies such as Web 2.0 and distributed and embedded systems. You will have the chance to experiment in well-equipped laboratories with cutting-edge technologies that are transforming the way we live and work. You will also gain transferrable skills such as project management, time management, team working, data handling, research and presentation. The programme's modular structure means you can tailor your studies to your own interests, whilst maintaining an equal split between the two disciplines. Our Mathematics and Computer Science departments are highly respected for the quality of their research and teaching. They offer friendly and supportive learning environments with excellent facilities. We are one of only seven computer science departments in the UK to hold the Athena SWAN bronze award for increasing female participation in computer science. We offer short-term summer work placements and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. You will also be welcome to join our thriving Computing Society.

Course details

Modules

Please refer to our website for information: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/computer-science/computer-science-and-mathematics.aspx

Assessment method

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeGG41
Institution code R72
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAB Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required subject: Mathematics at grade A.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD In a relevant subject (with significant programming content) plus A-level grade A in Mathematics. Please see our website for the specific BTEC modules you must take in order to meet the entry requirements for this course.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass in a relevant subject area with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction, 15 of which must be in Maths units, and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit, plus A-level Maths grade A. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.
Scottish Higher AAABB Including A in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Plus A-level grade A in Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Plus A-level grades AB including Mathematics grade A.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB - ABB Including A in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics, with a minimum of 32 points overall.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Including H3 in Mathematics
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on [email protected] to discuss your situation


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20900 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations. For students starting a degree in the academic year 2020/21, the fee will be £9,250 for that year. The Government has also confirmed that EU nationals starting a degree in 2020/21 will pay the same fee as UK students for the duration of their course. Fees for international students may increase year-on-year in line with the rate of inflation. The policy at Royal Holloway is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see fees and funding and our terms and conditions. These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.
Computer Science and Mathematics at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS