Computer Science and Mathematics

Entry Year: 2019

3 Study Options

Computer Science and Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
GG41
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
9,250
International fees
20,850
Funding information

Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Experience BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
IG41
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
Fees
Fees for this course are not available yet. Please contact the Fees Office for more information.

Computer Science and Mathematics with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
GG4Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
9,250
International fees
20,850
Computer Science and Mathematics

Overview

Acquire a rare and valuable combination of skills from top experts across two Queen Mary schools.

The programme, taught jointly with the School of Mathematical Sciences, provides a solid grounding in both fields. You’ll cover core topics in mathematics, including calculus, probability and linear algebra. In computer science, you’ll gain practical skills in software development and interface design, underpinned by a strong grasp of the fundamental principles of IT.

You can choose option modules from across mathematics and computer science, including computer graphics, artificial intelligence, number theory and chaos. Take an equal balance of modules from each school, or steer your studies more towards one discipline.

In the final year, you’ll design an individual project based on your own interests and linked to current research areas, such as security, big data, computer gaming, interaction design, machine learning, pervasive computing, theoretical computer science, social network analysis or digital audio.

Structure

You can complete your Computer Science and Mathematics degree in three or four years. If you choose to do a year in industry or study abroad, this will take place in Year 3 and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Year 1

  • Automata and Formal Languages
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Geometry I
  • Numbers, Sets and Functions
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Procedural Programming
  • Professional and Research Practice

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Algorithms and Data Structures in an Object Oriented Framework
  • Database Systems
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Linear Algebra I

Choose one from

  • Calculus III
  • Internet Protocols and Applications
  • Probability Models
  • Software Engineering

Choose from

  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics

Choose two from

  • Algebraic Structures I
  • Complex Variables
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Engineering Project

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Computability, Complexity and Algorithms
  • Project

Choose two from

  • Big Data Processing
  • Calculus III
  • Chaos and Fractals
  • Combinatorics
  • Computer Graphics
  • Entrepreneurship in Information Technology
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Semi-Structured Data and Advanced Data Modelling
  • Web Programming

Choose three from

  • Algebraic Structures I
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis
  • C++ for Image processing
  • Coding Theory
  • Communicating and Teaching Computing (UAS)
  • Complex Variables
  • Digital Media and Social Networks
  • Distributed Systems
  • Interaction Design
  • Number Theory
  • Security Engineering

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Year in industry

Want to pick up some solid work experience while applying and improving your skills? Apply for our Computer Science and Mathematics BSc with Industrial Experience to spend your third year working for a public- or private-sector organisation in a role directly related to your studies.

Our students have worked with companies including:

  • Accenture
  • Canon Europe
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IBM
  • The Walt Disney Company.

Find out more about degrees with industrial experience.

Please note that placements are highly competitive and awarded based on your application, academic track record and performance at interview. If you are not successful in securing a placement, your third year will be spent at Queen Mary completing your studies.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Computer Science and Mathematics BSc with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.

You can do either a year in industry or a year abroad - you cannot combine these options.

Testimonial

I enjoyed learning and utilising all of the different technologies such as programming languages and technological concepts such as algorithms. Also, I enjoyed the group work in laboratory sessions and coursework.

Teaching and Facilities

Teaching and learning

You’ll spend 15 to 20 hours per week in lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials. You will also be expected to complete additional hours of independent study. You’ll meet with your personal adviser regularly to ensure that you are settling in and progressing well.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June.

Individual and group projects are assessed through a written report, practical demonstration and oral examination.

Resources and facilities

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including an award-winning informatics teaching laboratory.

The School of Mathematical Sciences is being transformed in a £19m project which will bring our students new high-quality teaching rooms, plentiful private and group study areas, and a welcoming social hub.

Entry requirements

Computer Science and Mathematics - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. An additional entry Maths test will be required if you do not hold GCSE Mathematics at grade B.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Experience - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. An additional entry Maths test will be required if you do not hold GCSE Mathematics at grade B.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Computer Science and Mathematics with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. An additional entry Maths test will be required if you do not hold GCSE Mathematics at grade B.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Career opportunities

Graduates who can combine advanced maths with computer science skills are in demand in sectors from tech to finance. You’ll be equipped for working in, for example, big data and simulation of complex systems, and will have a solid grounding for careers like quantitative analysis.

Recent Computer Science graduates have been hired by:

  • Amnesty International
  • BlackRock
  • Citizens Advice
  • the Civil Service
  • J.P. Morgan.

Career support

Finding your first job is made easier through the schools’ strong links with industry. We work with organisations offering graduate opportunities in banking, media, telecommunications and technology. We run an annual IT and Technology Fair, featuring up to 30 organisations seeking new talent.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the Schools

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science - Department of Computer Science

The School carries out world-class computer science research – and applies it to real-life problems. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with his or her ideas makes for exciting lectures and ensures you stay fully up to date. 91 percent of our computer science research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

We are proud of our excellent student-staff relations, and our diverse student body: around a quarter of our students are women and 47 countries are represented.

School of Mathematical Sciences

With over 60 passionate academic staff, our School is an exciting place to be if you share our love of mathematical discovery.

We foster a thriving research culture and a supportive learning environment. Our aim is to make your studies enjoyable, challenging and rewarding, and to provide you with every opportunity to build the knowledge and experience you need for future success.

Our active Mathematics Society organises social events, residential trips, talks and career events.

Why Queen Mary?

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

5th in the UK

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

Russell Group

Member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities

Global top 50

Global top 50

English, drama, and law ranked in the global top 50 (QS Subject rankings 2018)