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University of Essex

Mathematics with Computing

UCAS Code: G1GK
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
Student score
82% MED
79% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Mathematics (we are unable to accept Use of Mathematics)

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAAB-AABB

Mathematics

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

50%

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

£9,250

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

Maths is everywhere and our courses are an exciting challenge. You combine mathematics with computer science. Within computer science, our emphasis is on programming but options include robotics, machine learning and web graphics. You gain the knowledge and skills that are currently in demand in mathematically oriented employment; in business, commerce, industry, government service, the field of education and in the wider economy.

Modules

Year 1: calculus; linear mathematics; statistics; further calculus; introduction to computing; object-oriented programming; discrete mathematics; introduction to programming. Year 2: mathematical methods; optimisation (linear programming); application programming; data structures and algorithms; probability and statistics 1. Year 3: ordinary differential equations; complex variables and applications.

University of Essex

Colchester Campus

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
 
Here you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. We have been ranked as gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), in the top 5 for social science, and are consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
2%
98%

Year 1

8%
92%

Year 2

6%
94%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
37%

Year 1

64%
36%

Year 2

34%
66%

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 88%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

90%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

21%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative 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 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

54%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

66%

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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
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
11% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
340 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

45%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

4%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

10%

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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