The University of Southampton
Mathematical Sciences

G1G4 BSc Mathematics with Computer Science (3 yrs)

How do we know that a complicated programme works under a variety of circumstances? How do we know how long it will take to solve a particular problem? Situations like this are at the interface of computer science and mathematics, and form part of this programme. Computer science has both practical and theoretical aspects.

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Introducing your degree

With this degree there is a huge range of potential job opportunities available. You could end up as part of the team writing the next version of Windows, devising a computer-based stock-control system for a manufacturer or writing a secure web-based customer interface for a music distributor.

Overview

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Graduate mathematicians are in high demand in commerce and in industry. The computing industry has a special need for mathematicians with a background in computing, and this programme is designed to meet that need, allowing those with a primary interest in mathematics to maintain and develop their interest in computing. In your final year you can choose the area for your individual project from either end of the spectrum, implementing a computer application or analysing some of the algorithms used in a Computer Algebra System for example.

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To Apply

All applications for full-time study should be made through UCAS - www.ucas.com.

If you have a question or would like further information, contact our admissions team:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4746
Email: ugapply.fshs@southampton.ac.uk

 

Key Facts

  • 100% of our research is world-leading or internationally-excellent (REF, 2014)
  • Ranked 4th in the Russell Group for student:staff ratio
  • One of the largest mathematics departments in the UK
  • Wide range of degrees, with flexibility to transfer between programmes
  • Large international cohort

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

A Levels:
QualificationGrade
GCE A-levelIn terms of A-level grades our standard offer is AAA (or AAB with Further Mathematics) or equivalent, including grade A in A-level Mathematics.  Students who are not taking Further Mathematics but who are taking a STEP paper will normally receive an offer of AAB or equivalent including grade A in Mathematics and grade 2 in STEP. For more details of the STEP papers see the Admissions Testing Service Website. We accept any of the three STEP papers.
IB:
QualificationGrade
International Baccalaureate36 points, 18 at higher level, including 6 in higher level mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U

Our normal requirements are for D3D3M1 in the three principle subjects including D3 in Mathematics.

In addition we welcome applications from candidates offering other suitable qualifications with an appropriate mathematical content.

English Language Requirement

All applicants must have GCSE Grade C or above in English language. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

Use of Contextual Data

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students identified in this way will be given additional consideration and not be rejected solely on the basis of their predicted (or actual) grades.

Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.

Selection process:
Intake:
180
Average applications per place:
10

Applicants are selected on the quality of their application. Applicants with a strong academic background and a clear commitment to Mathematics will be considered for an offer based on the quality of their UCAS application.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Modules

Typical course content

The modular structure in the School of Mathematics allows you a degree of flexibility in designing a programme to meet your needs, while the framework outlined below has been developed to ensure coherence in the programme you will help to design.

This page gives a brief outline of the structure of the programme. For more details and regulations pertaining to this degree programme see the programme specification link on the Programme Details Tab.

Year 1

Compulsory

In addition to the compulsory modules listed below, students are required to take one of the following three COMP options
COMP1206 Programming II COMP1056 Web Design COMP1201 Algorithmics together with COMP1202 Programming I

MATH1049
Linear Algebra II
MATH1024
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Core
MATH1048
Linear Algebra I
MATH1052
Differential Equations
MATH1056
Calculus

Year 2

As well as the compulsory modules listed below, students must take TWO MODULES consisting of ONE PAIR chosen from the Pure Mathematics pair (MATH2003 and MATH2046), the Applied Mathematics pair (MATH2008 and MATH2044) or the Statistics pair (MATH2011 and MATH2010) together with two other MATH2xxx modules from a list of available options and TWO COMP modules.

Compulsory
MATH2039
Analysis
Core
MATH2038
Partial Differential Equations

Year 3

Students are required to take THREE  MATH3xxx modules from a list of available options together with TWO COMP modules, and TWO other modules.

Innovation modules outside of your subject area

Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".

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Learn a language

Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.

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Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for 2016/17 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically £9,000 per year. Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.

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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
EquipmentApproved Calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
Printing and copyingIn the majority of cases, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. A list of the University printing costs can be found here: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/services/copying_for_students_and_visitors/faq.php#594. For students undertaking modules with a high mathematical content, some assessed work will be submitted in handwritten hard copy format. Students are advised that they will need to bear the costs of the required stationery.
EquipmentIT - Software Licences: The software required for the programme is available on all public workstations on campus, and accessible from your own computer via VPN.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Career Opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards and right from the first lecture. We explain the degree skills which are being taught throughout the modules and offer a number of optional employability modules.

Technical skills you will acquire are in great demand, as are the skills of understanding and analysing problems, together with communicating the results.

Major technology organisations have a special need for mathematicians with a background in computing. You could end up as part of the team writing the next version of Windows, devising a computer based stock control system for an automotive manufacturer, or writing a secure web-based customer interface for a US music distributor.

Learning & Assessment

The Department uses a wide variety of modern learning and teaching methods involving small group tutorial work and computer based learning that builds on what you learn in lectures. Assessment is varied enabling you to demonstrate your strengths and show what you have learnt. Students are provided with a copy of the computer algebra package MAPLE that they can use on their own personal computers to assist their studies.

The University provides a wide range of modern services for learning and support, including a well-stocked modern library, a large number of computer workstations giving ready access to the internet, a Careers Service, a Job Shop and a Students Advice and Information Centre.

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Study Locations

Highfield Campus

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