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Brunel University London

Mathematics with Computer Science

UCAS Code: G1GL

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

in any subject with an A level at grade B in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

including grade 5 in Mathematics at Higher Level

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

including H3 in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in any subject and an A level at grade B in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB including a B in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in any subject with an A level at grade B in Mathematics. Applicants with BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering subjects may be considered without A level Mathematics, subject to interview.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

including B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Computer science

Mathematics

Brunels Department of Mathematics focuses on equipping you with a wealth of mathematical knowledge and understanding that you can apply to the worlds of science, technology, business or wherever else your interests lie. Mathematics is a fundamental subject that is constantly developing and a discipline in its own right. It supplies the theory behind countless commercial, industrial and technological activities. Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management. On our programmes, youll develop in-depth knowledge and understanding as well as excellent study skills that will be hugely valuable whatever career path you follow after graduation.You can select our general Mathematics course or opt for one of the specialist pathways. We also offer two four-year MMath programmes these become five years if you decide to do a years work placement. If you are not sure which programme to follow, thats fine. Youll have the chance to change after the course starts. Once you are at Brunel, you can explore what works best for you. Youll be taught in small groups of about 20 students for the first few weeks of Level 1 to help you to adapt to the demands of university study. Extra support is available if you start to fall behind. Lectures will provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas, giving you a framework for more in-depth study. Youll also work in small group tutorials on mathematics-related problems with guidance from a member of staff.This course is for mathematicians who also want to become skilled in modern-day computing and information systems. Mathematical and computational techniques underpin much of modern science, technology and business. This course emphasises the aspects of modern algebra that relate to computer science, and includes much numerical analysis of mathematical problems. In Level 1 youll tackle three projects on topics that illustrate some of the diverse applications of mathematics to the real world. Around two thirds of the course content concentrates on mathematics, with the rest focused on computer science. You can increase the number of computer science subjects you study in Level 3. You could, for example, specialise in modern encryption methods used to protect internet transactions. In Level 3, youll also produce a substantial research project under the guidance of a tutor.A degree combining mathematics and computer science will make you a strong candidate for a career in many industries, such as finance, research, design, business and IT. To help you get ready for work, we run popular employability skills workshops for all students. Topics include CV writing, job applications, cover letters and testing centres. Youll also have the opportunity to attend talks by former students and employers on how to succeed in the job market. Our graduates have gone on to careers with companies including Bank of New York, Ernst and Young, HSBC, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Xerox.

Modules

Typical modules in year 1 Transition to Independent Learning of Mathematics, Calculus, Fundamentals of Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Algorithms and Numerical Methods, Introductory Programming, Logic and Computation. Typical modules in year 2 Multivariable Calculus, Linear Methods, Elements of Combinatorics, Probability and Statistics II, Operational Research, Employability Skills, Algorithms and Their Applications. Typical modules in year 3 Project, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Encryption and Data Compression, Statistics III, Stochastic Models, Risk and Optimisation for Financial Planning. Visit our website for full course details.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Mathematics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Computer science
73%
low
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

61%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Mathematics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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