Computer Science and Mathematics Aston University, Birmingham

Undergraduate

Our BSc Joint Honours Computer Science and Mathematics course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. We aim to produce graduate software developers who will use their knowledge of mathematics to support the development of computing applications in that domain. Our course is designed to enable students to acquire a high level of technical expertise so they can contribute to the production of quality computer applications.

Computing Science is the exciting and rapidly evolving discipline that provides the foundation for computers everywhere in the world. It includes how computer systems are organised, how computer applications are developed, and a whole range of tools and techniques like databases, networking, websites, multimedia, computer graphics, and artificial intelligence, i.e. using computers for human activities like vision and reasoning.

Career prospects continue to be excellent for Aston University's computing specialists, with their sound understanding of the principles and practical applications of computing. The vast majority of our graduates have found stimulating and rewarding positions in computing-related activities, with suppliers and users, or within a wide range of careers for which a university degree is a prerequisite, e.g. programmer, systems analyst, systems engineer.

There are also opportunities in non-computing areas with a joint honours degree, and many graduates from the programme often work in these areas where their computing expertise is an added benefit. Management and IT Consultancy are major employers of computing science graduates. Our mathematics graduates are highly sought after and obtain employment in financial institutions, industry and teaching. With a good degree, there are also opportunities for graduates to go into research in mathematics.

Key course benefits:

  • Computer Science at Aston is ranked 4th for Graduate Prospects in the UK in the 2018 Complete University Guide

  • Computer Science is in the Top 25 for Teaching in the 2017 National Student Survey

  • Aston Computer Science graduates go on to earn £3,000 more than the sector average, three years after graduation (LEO, 2017)

  • Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects


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