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Mathematics and Computer Science University of Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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On our Mathematics and Computer Science MSci programme you will be able to shape your degree to suit your career aspirations in exciting and rapidly developing areas. You could choose to specialise in areas such as statistics, algebra, robotics and machine learning and take on a significant project.

Our world-leading experts will help you build your knowledge and skills in subjects that have a huge impact on our lives. In small group tutorials we will encourage you to think critically and independently, helping you become a successful mathematician or computer scientist. The analytical and problem-solving skills you will learn will help you stand out in a highly competitive job market.

Whether you decide to delve into the world of statistics, or explore the exciting developments in robotics and AI, this MSci Mathematics and Computer Science programme will help you learn to apply analytical, statistical, computational and programming skills to formulate and tackle problems. We will support you to think logically, independently and imaginatively, equipping you to make the most of the opportunities ahead.

In this Joint Honours programme you will work at exactly the same level as students taking the Single Honours programme. In your first year, we will help you to make the step up to university level study. We will give you a sound mathematical basis in a range of subjects and you will study the foundations of computer science together with programme design and programming techniques. The second year will introduce you to more advanced areas, allowing you to develop particular interests. The choice of modules in the third year is very broad and then, in the fourth year, you will specialise and undertake a significant project so you can explore your interests in greater depth.

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

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Course code GI11
Institution code B32
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA A*AA including Mathematics or AAA including Mathematics and grade 2 in any STEP paper.
A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics required; Computing A level is not required but some experience of programming would be advantageous.
General Studies not accepted, but a grade A may be considered if you fail to meet your offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC only considered when combined with other qualifications.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 7,6,6 at Higher Level, including 6 in Mathematics, with a minimum of 32 points overall.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/International/students/finance/fees.aspx If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be quoted on your offer letter.

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University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT


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