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Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Derby - UCAS

Mathematics and Computer Science

University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? You will learn the tools and techniques of mathematics, statistics and computing and how to apply these to solving real-life problems. Our links with employers will support your learning. Industry support for the Mathematics Group Project will allow you to experience working as a professional mathematician on a genuine problem as specified by industry managers. These links will provide opportunities for discussion and feedback, both on this module and with other aspects of your programme of study. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? This modern vocational course offers a compelling combination of mathematics, computing and information systems, allowing you to tailor your studies to match your interests and career aspirations. Gain valuable work experience on an optional industrial placement year Study in our modern and well-equipped computing facilities Learn from our friendly and supportive lecturers who have wide-ranging expertise in mathematics and computer science Focus on using your skills to solve real-world problems, including projects for industry clients Get involved in fascinating initiatives such as the ALICE experiment, on which we are working in partnership with leading organisations at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research Follow in the footsteps of our high-flying graduates who have gone on to work for organisations such as the London Stock Exchange, Microsoft and IBM Boost your employability – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree (HESA 2016) HOW YOU WILL LEARN Lectures are combined with tutorials to promote discussion, encourage a deeper understanding and develop your problem-solving skills. There is also a weekly drop-in clinic for students to receive one-to-one help and support from dedicated and understanding staff. Guest lectures are delivered by visiting staff from other institutions too. We give you the option to take a work placement in your third year as part of the course. You can also choose to spend a semester studying abroad as part of our Erasmus scheme. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES You’ll apply the tools and techniques of maths, statistics and computing to real-life challenges on this modern vocational course, including work on industry projects with professional mathematicians. Our links with industry will support your learning throughout. In just one example, the Mathematics Group Project is conducted with the backing of employers so that you can experience working as a professional mathematician on a genuine problem specified by industry managers. There are opportunities for discussion and feedback with leading industry figures, broadening your outlook and your own professional networks. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Employers recognise and value the problem-solving, analytical and numerical skills and competences that our BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science graduates can offer. You will therefore discover a wide range of career opportunities when you graduate. You will develop skills which are ideal for jobs such as computer programmer, network technician, systems architect or systems engineer and will demonstrate that you have the potential to work at the level of IT director. Some of our graduates have gone on to work with organisations such as the London Stock Exchange, Microsoft and IBM.

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Application deadlines

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15 January

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Course codeG101
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at least a grade C at A level in Maths (or equivalent qualification). We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBB At least a grade C at A level in Maths (or equivalent qualification)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


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 £14045 Year 1

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Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Derby - UCAS