Computer Science and Mathematics University of Bath

Undergraduate

Develop skills in mathematics and software development, preparing you for roles that involve computational analysis, modelling and simulation.
Computer science and mathematics are closely linked. Many of the leading applications of computing are mathematical and computers are fundamentally logic engines.

This joint degree course is for you if you enjoy and excel at computing but want to combine that with an interest in mathematics.

In the first two years you’ll study a mix of mathematics and computing units. You will study computational approaches to finding patterns in data and the generation of computational models. You will 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.

The Master of Computing (MComp) course provides you with the same core skills and knowledge of the BSc but with a special exposure to research topics and methods.

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 that rely on a combination of mathematical and computational modelling, such as data analysis and forecasting.

  • Qualification

    Master of Computing (with Honours) - MCompu (H)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    30 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


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 G4G1
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A A A - A* A B Compulsory A level subjects
AAA or A*AB including A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

If you are studying A levels we strongly prefer that you take a full A level in Further Mathematics. Alternative offers are available if you have only studied Further Mathematics at AS level or have not studied it at all. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

A level Alternative offer
AAA or A*AB plus AS Further Maths

AAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in Mathematics plus A in AS Further Mathematics plus either grade 2 in any STEP or a Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Alternative A level offer
AAB including grade A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus one of the following:
grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D2, D3, M1 D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer
D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including grade D3 in Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus one of:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics.
Scottish Advanced Higher A A AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAB in 5 Scottish Highers.

GSCE requirements: GCSE English grade C or 4.

For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/comp-sci-maths

Combinations of qualifications Typical offer
Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, such as A levels and a BTEC.

We may be able to consider combinations of qualifications that include an AS level rather than an A level in Further Mathematics. You will likely be required to obtain a grade 2 in any STEP or Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics. Please contact us to discuss your profile.

AA in A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, plus D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (QCF)/Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF)
AA in two A level subjects plus grade D3 in a Pre-U principal subject including Mathematics and Further Mathematics
AA in A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, plus A in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)
We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications in the same subject area.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/