Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities Rankings 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Computer Science/Mathematics

If you are interested in the fundamentals of Computer Science, our degree allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation. The skills acquired from this course are sought after by employers in this discipline. At Aberystwyth University, we endeavour to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. In the 2017 National Student Survey, we were ranked* top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales* for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). Mathematics is a fascinating and challenging discipline and its language and principles underpin much of the modern world. The skills gained from studying mathematics are in demand across industries including science, engineering, technology and finance. You will uncover a discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation. Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence. By studying Computer Science, students will have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers as well as robotic equipment including Ardvinos, mobile robots and sailing robots. Your first year will introduce you to algebra, calculus, computer infrastructure, programming and options including probability and statistics. Later in the course you will encounter complex analysis, software engineering and agile methodologies. You will be taught by enthusiastic staff through a complementary set of teaching and learning methods and approaches, ranging from formal lectures, seminars and tutorials to practical, individual and group-based project work. You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. Employability skills are the core values of our degree. As part of your degree you will be required to take part in a residential weekend where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems. This activity will encourage and improve your skills in: communication, analysis, time management, independent and group-based working, organisation, implementation, research and technical skills. Industrial Year students can join a second-year residential weekend concentrating on skills to help you find a great placement. These include: CV skills, interview technique practice, networking with employers and developing your online presence. Additional advice on CV and interview technique may be sought at our Careers Advisory Service. Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers in fields such as: + software design + communications and networking + computer applications + web development + IT consultancy and management + systems analysis and development + computer sales and marketing + education + aeronautical engineering + risk analysis + financial management and investment analysis. It is notable that *98.5% of UK/EU undergraduates *from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2016 were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017). The skills acquired from this course are sought after by employers in computer science-related industries.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £15,000