201–250 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2021
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Mathematics with Computer Science - University of Reading

Develop your knowledge of mathematics alongside key computational skills such as programming. The modern world is increasingly reliant on computers and digital information, and this degree will provide you with skills highly prized by a vast range of employers. You will be given a thorough grounding in computer science, backed up by an in-depth knowledge of mathematics. The split between the two subjects is roughly two-thirds mathematics and one-third computer science. In mathematics, you will study areas such as calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and numerical analysis. In the second year you will also take a skills module, which is aimed at improving your transferable skills and enhancing your employability. This subject will appeal to anyone who enjoys problem-solving and wants to hone their analytical skills. Additionally, there is a shortage of mathematics skills in the UK and therefore this knowledge is highly prized by employers. You will be given plenty of support to help you get the most out of your studies, including small group problem-solving tutorials and materials to help you manage the transition to university-level mathematics. Additionally, you can get involved with the Department's Staff Student Forums and the Student Teaching and Learning Group, which enable you to have a direct input into the student experience. In computer science, you will explore key subjects such as programming, algorithms and operating systems. You will get to grips with several programming languages including C++, C# and Java. These are essential skills for computer scientists and are highly desired by employers.We also have superb links with industry. Many of the world’s high-tech and IT industries have their UK or European headquarters within a 10-mile radius of the University and often employ our students after graduation. In the final year of the degree you can develop your knowledge by exploring areas of interest in greater depth. The majority of modules in this year are optional and include subjects from both areas of the course such as data mining, cryptography, virtual reality or number theory. During this year you will also carry out a project on a mathematical topic and produce a report and presentation on it. This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees. You may choose to carry out a summer placement in an area such as finance or information technology in order to gain an insight into industry and valuable experience. Alternatively, you can opt to take the four-year version of this course, incorporating a year in industry. You will be given advice and support for finding the ideal placement, as well for writing a CV and improving your interview skills, by our dedicated placement coordinator, working with the Careers Team. **Careers** As a mathematics graduate, you can choose to work as a mathematician or statistician for public sector organisations, such as health authorities or the Office for National Statistics, or areas of the private sector, including commerce and information technology. Furthermore, you can move into a range of related careers such as accountancy, financial analysis, engineering, modelling or actuarial work. Furthermore, Reading is at the heart of the Thames Valley; the capital of the UK’s high-tech industry. Top multinational businesses, such as Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Fujitsu, Cisco and IBM, are located within 10 miles of the University. Many of the companies we work with visit the University in order to recruit our best graduates. Alternatively you can choose to further develop your skills by moving into research, teacher training or postgraduate studies.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,815