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    I have been tossing around a few ideas for future courses that i might want to take. I am currently looking at computer science courses. I do however understand that maths is involved in a lot of it. I am not doing maths at A-level and i achieved a B at GCSE.
    I have found some universities that don't require maths as an A-level to do the course.
    So, how much and how hard is the maths involved in Computer Science?
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    Depends on the uni, look at the modules.
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    The top universities require maths with a good grade for a reason.

    Computer science isn't just programming. It's the in depth study of computers of which programming is a small subset. In order to be able to understand computational processes and to program very well, one needs to have a very good grasp of discrete mathematics and logic.
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    The top universities require maths with a good grade for a reason.

    Computer science isn't just programming. It's the in depth study of computers of which programming is a small subset. In order to be able to understand computational processes and to program very well, one needs to have a very good grasp of discrete mathematics and logic.
    Study of computation* not computers

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    Honestly I don't feel like a lot of math is needed. I think a similar mindset is needed in that you need to know how to problem solve efficiently etc but as far as equations, not really. Unless you go into a more specific field like game design where you'll need to know about physics and stuff, I can't draw too many parallels between maths and comp sci.
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    (Original post by originalvinyl)
    I have been tossing around a few ideas for future courses that i might want to take. I am currently looking at computer science courses. I do however understand that maths is involved in a lot of it. I am not doing maths at A-level and i achieved a B at GCSE.
    I have found some universities that don't require maths as an A-level to do the course.
    So, how much and how hard is the maths involved in Computer Science?
    I asked one of the lecturers a similar question when I went to an open day at Leicester. He said that you don't need any knowledge of A-Level Maths topics but that unis use it as a barometer to judge people's ability, my Access tutor said the same thing.
 
 
 
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