Computing and Mathematics with Professional Practice Year University of Bedfordshire


As computers grow in size and complexity, the need for people with highly developed numerical and analytical skills has increased. This course starts by studying a common first year Computer Science course, but shifts its focus during the second and third years to the key mathematical elements that feed into applied areas of study, including computational maths and security. You will also cover a range of topics relating to operations research, such as simulation and statistics.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


Year 1;

Introduction to Software Development,
Engineering Mathematics,
Computer Systems Structure,
Fundamentals of Computer Studies
Year 2;

Object Oriented Programming and Software Engineering,
Decision Support Systems and Data Mining,
Concepts and Technologies of Artificial Intelligence,
Algebra, Combinatorics and Logic
Year 3;

Research Methodologies and Emerging Technologies,
Comparative Integrated Systems,
Social and Professional Project Management,
Undergraduate Project

Assessment method

The majority of units are assessed through coursework, group and individual projects, portfolios, essays, presentations or exams. You will also produce software artefacts in the area of your specialism.

Constant feedback and advice from a supervisory or unit team will be provided to support you in your work.

Year 1 - 24% of assessment is by exam, 56% by coursework and 20% practical exam.
Year 2 - 41% of assessment is by exam, 36% by coursework and 13% practical exam.
Year 3 - 14% of assessment is by exam, 86% by coursework.

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 code G4G8
Institution code B22
Campus name Luton Campus
Campus code D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level CCE - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP - MMM
Access to HE Diploma 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,500 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This fee will be confirmed in an offer letter from the University. The fees for 2018 are to be confirmed and the fee quoted is provisional based on the existing 2017 fee.