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Mathematics and Computer Science BSc (Hons)

Education with the personal touch

Mathematics and Computer Science BSc (Hons)

Duration: 3 years full time. With an optional placement year, 4 years. Course fees: £9,945 per year* *These fees apply if you are starting this course between September 2013 and August 2014. We recommend you check fees as they can change. Costs can increase each year.

Start date: September UCAS code: GG41

Why choose this course? Mathematics courses at Derby received a staggering 93% satisfaction rate in the latest National Student Survey. We attribute this to amongst other things our links with locally based and international companies so you'll get experience of applying your learning to real-life situations.

Your career Employers recognise and value the problem solving, analytical and numerical skills and competences that mathematics and computing graduates develop, therefore there are a wide variety of careers available for graduates of these disciplines. Mathematics remains one of the best degrees to take in order to give yourself the chance to embark on a successful and satisfying academic or nonacademic career, and your portfolio of computing broadens what you can offer. Through the computing skills you will develop on the course jobs such as a systems architect, computer programmer, IT director, systems engineer, or a network technician could be available.





Formal lectures are supported by smaller tutorial groups and labs where the consolidation of understanding and problem solving take place. A weekly mathematics drop-in clinic ensures you’ll have access to help when needed, and staff are always willing to see you on a one-to-one basis.

Patterns of Problem Solving

Programming 1

Analysis and Algebra

Programming 2

Subjects in Computer Science


Networks and Security



Mathematics Group Project

Mathematical Methods

Application Development



How you’ll learn

What you’ll cover

Operational Research

Optional Placement Year


Language – A qualification such as IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas) or TOEFL – 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 80 (internet based). See our website for other accepted qualifications or phone us: +44 (0)1332 591698.

On this course you'll develop your knowledge and understanding of concepts in mathematics, statistics and operational research. You'll also explore how maths can be applied to the modern world of business.


Entry requirements: Academic – 260 UCAS tariff points, of which at least 220 must be from your International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification.

About the course


Where you will study: Derby Campus – Kedleston Road site

Research Methods and Independent Study in Mathematics or Computing

Mathematics Option

Computing Option


Mathematics Option

Mathematics or Computing Option


Additional information


We’re approved by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), making you eligible for associate membership and enabling you to start your journey towards Chartered Mathematician (C.Math) status.

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What you’ll cover You will study differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, numerical methods, standard analytical techniques, statistics, operational research, programming techniques, computational mathematics, databases, networks and security, and topics in computer science. The Mathematics Group Project module enables you to experience working as a mathematician on a real and complex problem specified by industrial managers.

Mathematics Option topics Process Modelling Modelling with Differential Equations Mathematical Programming Techniques Optimisation Techniques

Computing Option topics ▪ Cryptography and Coding ▪ Systems Programming

Get in touch Faculty of Business, Computing and Law Reception E: T: +44 (0)1332 591896

The information in this leaflet was correct when we produced it, but please check our website for the most up to date information.

Mathematics and Computer Science BSc (Hons)  
Mathematics and Computer Science BSc (Hons)