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University of Bath

Computer Science and Mathematics

UCAS Code: G4GD

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics and Further Mathematics We also make alternative offers including STEP, MAT or TMUA or additional study such as an EPQ or fourth A level subject. These are listed in the separate "Alternative offer" section. If you are studying A levels we strongly prefer that you take a full A level in Further Mathematics. Alternative offers are available if you have only studied Further Mathematics at AS level or have not studied it at all. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative Offer: Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. AAA in three A levels including Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus one of: grade 2 in any STEP Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Challenge Certificate grade B in a fourth A level If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative Offer: A*AA plus AS Further Maths A*AA in three A levels including A in Mathematics plus A in AS Further Mathematics plus grade 2 in any STEP, a Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics or a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative Offer: A*AA in three A levels including A* in Mathematics and A in a second scientific or quantitative subject plus grade 2 in any STEP, Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics or a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Alternative offer: Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus one of: grade 2 in any STEP Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Challenge Certificate grade M1 in a fourth principal subject If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer (including any mathematics tests).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and either 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 7 in Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider you if you study Higher Level Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations. Please contact [email protected] for further advice before you apply.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Mathematics

Computer science

Develop skills in mathematics and theoretical computer science, preparing you for roles that involve computational analysis, modelling and simulation.

This joint degree is for you if you enjoy and excel at computing but want to combine that with a very strong interest in mathematics.

By combining our computer science degree with pure mathematics, probability and statistics, you’ll be prepared for careers in data science that rely on a combination of mathematical and computational modelling.

In the first two years, you’ll study a mix of mathematics and computing units, including computational approaches to finding patterns in data and the generation of computational models. You will also share lectures with Mathematical Sciences students to study fundamental algebra and mathematical analysis. In the final year, you can choose to specialise in areas of numerical computer science and mathematics.

Computer scientists with good mathematical knowledge are in great demand worldwide. On graduation, you can apply what you’ve learnt to roles in software development that rely on a combination of mathematical and computational modelling, such as data analysis and forecasting.

If you want a more in-depth study experience, you could consider applying for our MComp Computer Science and Mathematics course.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Computer Science

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.

77%
med
Mathematics
84%
high
Computer science

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.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
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

89%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

Computer science

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

90%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

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.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

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.

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.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

88%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
2%
Teaching and educational professionals
2%
Engineering professionals

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Mathematical sciences

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

£29k

£29k

£36k

£36k

£42k

£42k

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.

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.

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

£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.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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