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Imperial College London

Mathematics and Computer Science

UCAS Code: GG14
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

160-208

% applicants receiving offers

31%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
Student score
81% LOW
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£30k HIGH
£38k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*A*AA-A*A*A

Mathematics at grade A* and Mathematics - Further at grade A* and Any Subject at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
39

39-41 points; including 7 in Higher Level Maths and a 7 in one further relevant subject at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 160-208 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

31%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Computing modules: Architecture; logic; object-oriented programming; professional issues; programming; reasoning about programmes; laboratory; Mathematics modules: algebra; analysis; analytical methods and analysis; geometry and linear algebra. Year 2: Computing modules: Operating systems (JMC); software engineering (design); laboratory and project work; Mathematics modules: algebra; orthogonality; probability and statistics 1. Year 3: Computing modules: Automated reasoning; compilers; computer networks and distributed systems; concurrency; custom computing; databases; distributed systems; graphics; introduction to informatics; machine learning; operations research; performance analysis; simulation and modelling; software engineering methods; type systems for programming languages; Mathematics modules: algebra 2; algebraic number theory; applied probability; biostatistics; computational linear algebra; communicating mathematics; design of experiments and surveys; discrete mathematics; elementary number theory; finite difference methods for partial differential equations; finite element method; Galois theory; games, risks and decisions; graphs, algorithms and optimisation; group representation theory; groups, rings and numbers; group theory; linear algebra and matrices; methods of approximation; modern statistical methods for pattern recognition; Monte Carlo methods in finance engineering; numerical analysis; numerical solution of ordinary differential equations; optimisation; orthogonality; practical numerical algorithms; probability and statistics 2; rings and modules; rings and fields; statistical modelling; statistical modelling with applications in finance; statistical pattern recognition; statistical theory; stochastic simulation; survival models and actuarial applications; theoretical numerical analysis; tilings and patterns; time series.

Imperial College London

The South Kensington campus by night

Fittingly positioned on Exhibition Road London's historical central hub of Science, Technology and Culture Imperial College London is consistently ranked in the top ten of world universities. You will find all 15,000 students share a 'work hard, play hard' attitude. There are 320 different clubs and societies and Imperial graduates have one of the highest average starting salaries in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

34%
66%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
56%
8%
36%

Year 1

63%
9%
28%

Year 2

42%
17%
41%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 81% LOW
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
60% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
27% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
589 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £30k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

22%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

14%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. 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. But for research jobs, 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 salaries to match.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
58% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
18% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
589 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £38k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

66%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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