Royal Holloway, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Are you drawn to the practical power and potential of computing and the beauty and logic of the mathematics behind it?
Computing has always relied on mathematical models and algorithms but mathematics also relies heavily on computers for exploring concepts, modelling ideas, problem-solving and even generating proofs. Both mathematics and computer science inform almost every aspect of our modern lives and this three-year joint honours programme allows you to immerse yourself in both and combine abstract concepts and fascinating theories with hands-on practical experience.
Our progressive curriculum is delivered by inspiring mathematicians and computer scientists and informed by input from industry. You will gain a solid grounding in all the fundamentals of pure and applied mathematics, whilst learning about computer programming, software engineering, algorithms and complexity. In computer science our focus is on contemporary technologies such as Web 2.0 and distributed and embedded systems. You will have the chance to experiment in well-equipped laboratories with cutting-edge technologies that are transforming the way we live and work. You will also gain transferrable skills such as project management, time management, team working, data handling, research and presentation. The programme's modular structure means you can tailor your studies to your own interests, whilst maintaining an equal split between the two disciplines.
Our Mathematics and Computer Science departments are highly respected for the quality of their research and teaching. They offer friendly and supportive learning environments with excellent facilities. We are one of only seven computer science departments in the UK to hold the Athena SWAN bronze award for increasing female participation in computer science. We offer short-term summer work placements and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. You will also be welcome to join our thriving Computing Society.
Please refer to our website for information:
Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - AAB||
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Required subject: Mathematics at grade A.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||
In a relevant subject (with significant programming content) plus A-level grade A in Mathematics.
Please see our website for the specific BTEC modules you must take in order to meet the entry requirements for this course.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Pass in a relevant subject area with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction, 15 of which must be in Maths units, and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit, plus A-level Maths grade A.
Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Including A in Mathematics|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||6,5,5 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics, with a minimum of 32 points overall.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3||Including H3 in Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||Plus A-level grade A in Mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Plus A-level grades AB including Mathematics grade A.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB - ABB||Including A in Mathematics|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate|
Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|