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The award
BSc

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1820 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14000 per year

All study options

About Mathematics & Computer Science at Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Why this course?

Mathematics is everywhere: weather forecasting, cash machines, secure websites, electronic games, liquid crystal displays, statistical data analysis.

We use statistics to explore and explain the world in which we live, such as in opinion polls and market research. However, it's also important for manufacturing and testing many products, in particular showing that modern drugs are safe in treating humans.

Our course focuses on applying mathematics to solving practical problems.

Computers are an essential part of modern business and mathematics must often be formulated before the computer can be of use.

This degree will give you the skills to tackle problems in a business environment.

What you'll study

This is a four-year joint Honours programme and taught in partnership with the Department of Computer & Information Sciences.

Each year contains compulsory classes and some years contain either optional classes and/or elective classes.

Years 1 & 2

Each area is studied equally. In addition to core mathematical methods, you'll study calculus, geometry, applied analysis, mechanics, linear algebra and probability and statistics. Computer Science classes include programming, logic and information systems.

Years 3 & 4

This flexible joint degree allows you to focus on up to a number of classes in Mathematics or Computer Science.

Your final year project may be carried out in either subject. Honours graduates with enough computing classes may seek accreditation from the British Computer Society.

Major projects

We work with several companies and organisations to provide suggestions for student projects - either individual or group final year projects.

These tend to be more ambitious or speculative in nature than a traditional development project, particularly the group projects, and employers will work with our staff to develop an idea that's suitable for both parties.

Projects are supervised by our academic staff with individuals from the sponsoring organisation providing occasional advice and feedback, and also seeing the final demonstration.

Facilities

You'll have access to well-equipped, modern computing laboratories and teaching rooms, as well as 24-hour access to an advanced computer information network and a sophisticated virtual e-learning environment. We have also an undergraduate common room which gives you a modern and flexible area that's used for individual and group study work, and is also a relaxing social space.  

High Flyer Programme

Well-qualified applicants with appropriate A Levels and Advanced Highers will be admitted to the Faculty of Science prestigious 'High Flyer' Programme, which allows students to complete an Honours degree in three years and an Integrated Masters degree in four. If you are studying the relevant subjects you may receive a dual offer, specifying grades to direct entry to Year 2 as a High Flyer and also standard Year 1 entry.

Find out more about our High Flyer Programme.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Physics for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Key facts

  • UCAS code: GG14
  • High Flyer Programme:qualified applicants can complete course in three years
  • Accreditation: Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

Scotland/EU

  • 2017/18 - £1,820

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £9,250

Bachelor degrees at Strathclyde will cost £9,250 a year, but the total amount payable will be capped at £27,750 for students on a four-year Bachelors programme. Students studying on integrated Masters degree programmes - for example MSci, MEng and MPharm - will pay £9,250 for the Masters year.

International

  • 2017/18 - £14,000

Additional fees 

Mathematics 

Course materials & costs 

Class materials (lecture notes and exercise sheets) for the majority of Mathematics & Statistics classes are available free to download. For some classes, students may need access to a textbook.  Textbook costs are typically in the £20-60 price range.  These prices are dependent on format (e-book, soft or hardback) and whether bought new or second hand.  

PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)

Third-year Maths and Teaching students will need to pay for the full price of a PVG membership scheme.  

Other costs 

£40 returnable deposit for PRS handsets.

Computer Science 

Course materials & costs 

There is no charge for lecture notes or equipment.  Students are supplied with 500 free print units - but must purchase any additional units.  However, most coursework is submitted electronically.  

Books are recommended, but not a compulsory purchase.  The department ensures that the University library is stocked with copies of textbooks.  

Please note: All fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

How can I fund my studies?

Students from Scotland and the EU

If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.

For more information on funding your studies have a look at our University Funding page.

Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland

We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales

You don't need to make a separate application for these. When your place is confirmed at Strathclyde, we'll assess your eligibility.Have a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.

International Students (Non UK, EEA)

We have a number of scholarships available to international students. Take a look at our scholarship search to find out more.

Available scholarships

We have a wide range of scholarships available. Have a look at our scholarship search to find a scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum grades

Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.

Highers

Year 1 entry: AABB or ABBBC (Maths A, Advanced Higher Maths recommended)

Advanced Highers

Year 2 entry: AB

(Maths A, Computing Science B involving an appropriate programming language)

A Levels

Year 1 entry: BBB (Maths B)

Typical entry requirements: ABB

Year 2 entry: ABB (Maths A, Computer Science, involving an appropriate programming language)

Typical entry requirements: AAA

International Baccalaureate

Year 1 entry: 32

Year 2 entry: 36 (Maths HL6, Computer Science, involving an appropriate programming language)

HNC

Year 1 entry: relevant HNC with strong mathematical content, B in Graded Unit

Year 2 entry: not offered ?

Additional information

Widening access

We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.

Find out if you can benefit from this type of offer.

International students

Find out entry requirements for your country.

Degree preparation course for international students

We offer international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Strathclyde the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation year programme at the International Study Centre.

You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

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