Mathematics with Computing Aston University, Birmingham


Our BSc Mathematics with Computing course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. It provides a unique combination of analytical and computational skills required for an in-depth understanding of new technologies and prepares graduates for high-level careers in the rapidly growing areas of finance, computing and telecommunications.

Mathematics and computing are expected to take an increasingly more significant role in future developments, complementing advances in IT. In today's rapidly changing information age many employers in the most dynamic and well-paid industries have massive demand for graduates with a combination of strong mathematical skills and IT knowledge.

In the first year, you will study modules in three broad areas: Mathematics, Mathematical Computing and Information Technology. The second year puts more emphasis on advanced mathematical modules and IT skills such as Computer Graphics and Software Engineering. The final year allows students to specialise in a particular area. This can be Finance or Computer Science. Students also undertake a final year project which may be in collaboration with industry or commerce.

The course has been specifically designed to meet the huge demand for skilled mathematics graduates in finance and computer science. An external panel from industry has been closely involved in advising on the content and structure of the course. Graduates may be employed in a broad range of positions; for instance in research and development teams as part of a large company or in start-ups, as trainee analysts and consultants. Graduates may also continue their training in MSc, PhD courses, or pursue teaching and education careers.

Key course benefit:

  • Engineering at Aston is ranked 7th in the UK for Student Experience in the 2017 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide

  • Our optional 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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