Many real-world problems are solved by a close-knit combination of mathematical and computational techniques. This degree course aims to equip students with a powerful set of skills to deal with such tasks, providing an excellent grounding for any career at the interface between computing and mathematics, as well as most careers that are traditionally open to single honours graduates in either of the two disciplines. The course is divided equally into topics from computer science and mathematics so that graduates have a wide range of experience in both areas. This will appeal to students who would like to study applications of logic and mathematics to computer science, and also the application of computational techniques to mathematics. The core mathematics subjects required for business, industry and academia are studied in the first two years, with a particular emphasis on computational methods. The core computer science subjects studied in the first two years have a particular emphasis on mathematical aspects of computer science. The final year involves a project that draws on knowledge of computer science and mathematics as well as offering a range of options to allow specialisation in different aspects of both subjects.
Year 1: Areas studied include software engineering, computer applications in mathematics, databases, geometry, algorithms, programming, probability and statistics, linear algebra, and logic.
Year 2: Areas studied include computer graphics, formal languages, AI methods, number theory, analysis, numerical methods and team projects.
Optional placement year: Optional professional placement.
Final year: Areas studied include optional specialised subjects from computer science and from mathematics, and a computer science and mathematics project.
A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.
Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.
Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.
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Loughborough is an incredible university. The halls are excellent, clean and spacious, and the uni makes everything really exciting in first year with so much to get involved in. The sports and exercise facilities at the uni are really amazing too. There are so many great support structures and opportunities to join the union, as well as special campaigns, like Play With Pride, so you'll feel welcome and inspired throughout your studies.
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £22,350
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