BSc Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Experience

Year of entry: 2023

Overview

Degree awarded
BSc
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer

A*A*A* with an A* in Mathematics, and a minimum of one Science subject at A*.

Typical contextual A-level offer

A*AA including A* in Mathematics, and a minimum of one Science subject.

Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

39 points overall with 7,7,7 in Higher Level subjects, including 7 in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches. Applicants should be studying a minimum of one Science subject at Higher Level. Science subjects include Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology.

For this programme of study we will accept:  Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches  only.

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

The Department of Computer Science receives in the region of 3000 applications per year for 300 places across our undergraduate degree courses.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

This course is now closed to applications for 2022 entry apart from those flagged for contextual data .

Course overview

 
  • A broad and flexible course that provides the freedom to choose from an extremely wide range of Computer Science topics
  • Equips students with skills that are in high demand from industry
  • World's first stored-program computer developed here in 1948
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Computer Science @ University of Manchester

Open days

Please visit our central pages for information on our next Undergraduate Open Days.

Fees

Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2023 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £31,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our  undergraduate student finance pages .

Contact details

Department
Department of Computer Science
Contact name
Undergraduate Admissions Officer
Telephone
+44 (0)161 543 4017
Email
Website
https://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty overview

The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way.  Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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Entry requirements

A-level

A*A*A* including A* in Mathematics, and minimum of one Science subject in the remaining A-Levels at A*.

This should include Mathematics with a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement).

Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive. 

Contextual offer

A*AA including A* in Mathematics, and a minimum of one Science subject in the remaining A-Levels.

This should include Mathematics with a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement).

Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Duration of A-level study

Your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course if you either:

a) sat your examinations early;

or

b) followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations were taken over two years.

If you are studying an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor for that subject.

AS-level

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including:

5  GCSES/iGCSES at Grade  A/7 or  B/6:

  • Mathematics (please note we do not accept Applied GCSE Mathematics courses e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy)
  • Two Science subjects from Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Science and Additional Science, or Combined Science

English Language is required at GCSE/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade of B/6. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

International Baccalaureate

39 points overall with 7,7,7 in Higher Level subjects, including 7 in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches. Applicants should be studying a minimum of one Science subject at Higher Level. Science subjects include Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology.

For this programme of study we will accept:  Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches  only.

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Detailed information on our international entry criteria is available on the  Department of Computer Science Website   

For general requirements not listed above see Accepted entry qualifications from your country

Scottish requirements

We normally require grades AAAAA in Scottish Highers, including Mathematics and two science subjects.  In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations:

Three Advanced Highers AAA (including Advanced Highers Mathematics and an Advanced Highers Science subject ).

or

Two Advanced Highers AA (including Advanced Highers Mathematics and an Advanced Highers Science subject) , plus two Highers with grades AA in two different academic subjects.

English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade B / Intermediate 2 grade B / Standard Grade Credit level grade 2).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic Department (s) you plan to apply to.

Welsh Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and requires two A Levels including Maths and one Science subject to be included within this.

The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements.

European Baccalaureate

Typically we require an average of 90% including 9 in mathematics studied for at least 5 periods per week and assessed by a final written examination.  A scientific bias to the remaining specialist subjects studied.

AQA Baccalaureate

The University recognises the benefits of the AQA Baccalaureate and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills.

In making offers, the University will focus on the three A Levels taken within the AQA Baccalaureate. The A-Level requirements for the Department of Computer Science are A*A*A*, including A* in Mathematics, and a minimum of one Science subject in the remaining A-Levels, at A*.

The units of broader study, enrichment activities and the Extended Project are considered to be valuable elements of the AQA Baccalaureate and we would therefore strongly encourage students to draw upon these experiences within their personal statement.

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme:

Applicants completing the Northern Consortium (NCUK) International Foundation Year or INTO Manchester International Foundation in Science and Engineering are required to achieve A*A*A* with grade A* in Mathematics, A* in Physics or Further Mathematics and A* in the third subject, and an EAP score of A*. 

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required. You are also encouraged to apply prior to the UCAS equal consideration deadline. 

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements. 

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma  

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering with grades D*DD in combination with a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and grade A* in a second A Level subject.  

OR  

The National Extended Diploma in any subject with grades D*DD in combination with a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and grade A* in A Level Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma  

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering with Grades D*D in combination with grade A* in A Level Mathematics and grade A* in a second A Level subject.  

OR  

The National Foundation Diploma in any subject with grades D*D in combination with grade A* in A Level Mathematics and grade A* in A Level Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma  

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A Levels including Mathematics and one Science subject. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grade D* plus two A levels at Grades A*A* including A* in Mathematics and A* in Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate   

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry in any subject at D* provided it is in combination with two GCE A Levels at grades A*A* including A* in Mathematics and A* in a Science subject. Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic department(s) you plan to apply to. 

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)   

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering with grades D*DD, in combination with a grade A* in A level Mathematics and grade A* in a second A Level subject.  

OR  

The Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in any subject with grades D*DD, in combination with a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and grade A* in A Level Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC)   

We consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering with grades D*D in combination with a grade A* in A level Mathematics and grade A* in a second A Level subject.  

OR  

The Cambridge Technical Diploma in any subject with grades D*D, in combination with a grade A* in A Level Mathematics and grade A* in A Level Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma (CTEC)   

We consider the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels including Mathematics and one Science subject. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma with grades D*D plus two A levels at grades A*A* including A* in Mathematics and A* in Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC)   

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate for entry in any subject at grade D* provided it is in combination with two A levels at grades A*A* including A* in Mathematics and A* in a Science subject. Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic department(s) you plan to apply to. 

Access to HE Diploma

Each application is considered individually. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

Our standard academic requirements include 60 credits in a science or engineering-related subject, with 45 credits at Level 3 with a Distinction grade.  A minimum of 15 credits must be in Mathematics.  Students are also required to have a grade A* in A Level Mathematics with a pure element.

Cambridge Pre-U

D2 in three Principal subjects, including Mathematics and a Science subject. Science subjects include Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

We also consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A-level subjects, in three distinct subjects.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions.

T Level

We do not accept T Levels as entry onto this course. The University does accept specific T Level qualifications on a number of courses please review to our T Level information page for a full list.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Departments may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Core Maths

The University welcomes and recognises the value of Level 3 core mathematics qualifications (e.g. AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies).

Core Mathematics is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result we will not normally include it in the conditions of any offer made to the student. However, if a student chooses to undertake a core mathematics qualification this may be taken into account when we consider their application, particularly for certain non-science courses with a distinct mathematical or statistical element.

We advise students to contact the academic Department, who will clarify whether their specific portfolio of qualifications is acceptable for entry on to their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you are a student who has followed a non-standard educational route, e.g. you have been educated at home; your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course for which you are applying. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the specified academic entry requirements of the course. We will also require a reference from somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines. If you are a home schooled student and would like further information or advice please contact the academic School for your chosen course who will be able to help you.

Non-standard educational routes

Mature applicants who are returning to studies after a break from formal education will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the Department of Computer Science directly.    

As a general guide, you will need an approved English language qualification, the equivalent of a good A-Level in Mathematics and experience of relevant study in the year prior to entry. Applicants may also be required to evidence sufficient scientific background. The mathematics requirement may be met by achieving 85% in 60 credits from the following Open University modules: MST124 Essential Mathematics 1 and MST125 Essential Mathematics 2. Other online courses are not accepted.  

Find out further information for mature students .

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency.  The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade B/6
  • IELTS 7.5 overall, 7.0 Speaking, 7.0 Listening, no other sub-test below 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 109, 25 in Speaking, 25 in Listening, no subscore below 22
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification

Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English Language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

This course is now closed to applications for 2022 entry apart from those flagged for contextual data .

Advice to applicants

Factors contributing to a successful application include:

  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements.

Further guidance on how to apply can be found on our How to Apply webpage .

It is only possible to hold an offer for one course in the Department (Year 1 entry). Please do not apply for more than one course in the Department of Computer Science, as this will use one of your UCAS choices and will not be considered. If you wish to apply for Year 1 entry and our Integrated Foundation Year, then this would be two separate choices on your UCAS application.

Where you have mitigating circumstances these should be reported to your education provider and relevant exam board, we cannot make further allowances.

We would normally only consider applicants who obtained the relevant qualification within the two years prior to entry. Applicants who have left education for more than two years should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

Applicants studying qualifications above RQF Level 3 will be required to achieve high grades in their most recent relevant studies, in addition to meeting our Level 3 entry requirements.

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form. Strong examination results are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predications for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation.

Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum in exceptional circumstances. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in more than one sitting, provided they are taken over the standard two-year period.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Course details

Course description

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1st Year Team Projects - Computer Science UoM

Choosing the Computer Science and Mathematics programme allows you to combine the study of these two disciplines, each occupying half of your studies, and explores the reliance of each on the other.

This joint honours degree programme enables you to acquire a useful combination of mathematical and computer science knowledge and skills. It covers the knowledge needed to implement mathematical models in simulations that evaluate real world situations such as stress analysis in bridges and buildings, airflow over aircraft wings, or financial modelling.

The topics studied include a number of important ideas of mathematics, including the concepts of rigorous argument, formal proof and the power of abstract formulation of problems. This is combined with the core computer science topics of programming and software engineering, together with the study of mathematical principals underpinning the foundations of computing.

You will gain not only knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies, but also a grounding in the underlying principles of the subject. It is this combination of skills that enable our graduates to keep pace with this fast moving subject, and secure top jobs in industry and research.

The industrial experience element of the programme involves you undertaking a one year work placement in industry between the second and third years of your study at Manchester. Besides the money that you earn during this year, you also gain practical experience that can be invaluable both in your final year project and when competing for graduate jobs. Students with industrial experience not only tend to improve their final degree performance but also tend to develop clearer ideas about their future career path.

Detailed programme and course unit information is available here

Special features

Dr Andrea Schalk

The CS & Maths course has a real sense of community around it, which helps create a culture of students supporting each other.

The course covers exciting areas such as machine learning and data science which are maths heavy, so this enables students to go in careers or further studies in Maths or Computer Science.

Dr Andrea Schalk / Computer Science & Maths Programme Director
  • Ability to get relevant industrial/business experience as part of the degree programme.
  • Traditional careers to which both computer science and mathematics graduates progress are open to you.
  • By drawing staff from two 'excellent' rated departments students are taught by experts in each field.

Teaching and learning

At Manchester we aim to provide a unique experience. Studying Computer Science with us will give you the chance to follow your academic curiosity and explore a fascinating subject.

A significant amount of your work will be project-based team work, tackling real problems. You will see how computer science is directly applicable to solving problems, across a broad range of areas.

The emphasis throughout is on independent learning, supported by regular meetings in small groups with personal tutors. You receive practical help and support from experienced staff and postgraduates, with leading experts guiding your learning and stimulating your interest. This approach is supported by conventional lectures and comprehensive on-line learning resources. We also provide excellent facilities, including specialist laboratories to support areas such as engineering and robotics.

Coursework and assessment

Unseen examinations account for about 60% of the assessment. These assess your abilities in the selection and application of knowledge, problem solving, and the design and evaluation of software or electronics. Other assessment is mainly through laboratory-based coursework that provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of computer science of electronic principles by tackling specific problems on a more realistic scale, both individually and in groups.

The remaining assessment is through presentations and essays where, in particular, you demonstrate the transferable skills you have acquired. In the third and final year, the non-examination assessment is mainly made up of the practical project.

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
First Year Team Project COMP10120 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Programming 1 COMP16321 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Programming 2 COMP16412 10 Mandatory
Linear Algebra MATH11022 20 Mandatory
Mathematical Foundation & Analysis MATH11121 20 Mandatory
Probability I MATH11711 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Computation COMP11212 10 Optional
Data Science COMP13212 10 Optional
Operating Systems COMP15212 10 Optional
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations MATH11412 10 Optional
Statistics I MATH11712 10 Optional
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Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
COMP - Careers Yr 2 COMP2CARS 0 Mandatory
Real Analysis B MATH20111 10 Mandatory
Algebraic Structures 1 MATH20201 10 Mandatory
Logic and Modelling COMP21111 10 Optional
Database Systems COMP23111 10 Optional
Software Engineering 1 COMP23311 10 Optional
Software Engineering 2 COMP23412 10 Optional
Introduction to AI COMP24011 10 Optional
Machine Learning COMP24112 10 Optional
Knowledge Based AI COMP24412 10 Optional
Programming Languages & Paradigms COMP26020 20 Optional
Algorithms and Data Structures COMP26120 20 Optional
Introduction to Visual Computing COMP27112 10 Optional
Distributed Systems COMP28112 10 Optional
Probability I MATH11711 10 Optional
Metric Spaces MATH20122 10 Optional
Calculus of Several Variables MATH20132 10 Optional
Algebraic Structures 2 MATH20212 10 Optional
Introduction to Geometry MATH20222 10 Optional
Introduction to Logic MATH20302 10 Optional
Partial Differential Equations and Vector Calculus B MATH20411 10 Optional
Fluid Mechanics MATH20502 10 Optional
Numerical Analysis 1 MATH20602 10 Optional
Discrete Mathematics MATH20902 10 Optional
Introduction to Financial Mathematics MATH20912 10 Optional
2P2: Complex Analysis MATH29142 10 Optional
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Course content for year 3

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Third Year Project Laboratory COMP30030 30 Mandatory
Giving Meaning to Programs COMP31311 10 Optional
The Internet of Things: Architectures and Applications COMP32412 10 Optional
Agile Software Pipelines COMP33312 10 Optional
User Experience COMP33511 10 Optional
AI and Games COMP34111 10 Optional
Cognitive Robotics COMP34212 10 Optional
Mathematical Topics in Machine Learning COMP34312 10 Optional
Natural Language Processing COMP34711 10 Optional
Natural Language Understanding COMP34812 10 Optional
Algorithms and Complexity COMP36111 10 Optional
Mathematical Systems and Computation COMP36212 10 Optional
Graphics & Virtual Environments COMP37111 10 Optional
Computer Vision COMP37212 10 Optional
Advanced Distributed Systems COMP38311 10 Optional
Quantum Computing COMP39112 10 Optional
Mathematics Education MATH30002 10 Optional
Fractal Geometry MATH31042 10 Optional
Topology MATH31051 10 Optional
Group Theory MATH32001 10 Optional
Commutative Algebra MATH32012 10 Optional
Coding Theory MATH32031 10 Optional
Hyperbolic Geometry MATH32052 10 Optional
Algebraic Geometry MATH32062 10 Optional
Number Theory MATH32072 10 Optional
Combinatorics and Graph Theory MATH32091 10 Optional
Mathematical Logic MATH33021 20 Optional
Complex Analysis and Applications MATH34001 20 Optional
Wave Motion MATH35012 10 Optional
Mathematical Biology MATH35032 10 Optional
Symmetry in Geometry and Nature MATH35082 10 Optional
Matrix Analysis MATH36001 10 Optional
Numerical Analysis 2 MATH36022 10 Optional
Problem Solving by Computer MATH36031 10 Optional
Convex Optimization MATH36062 10 Optional
Mathematical Modelling in Finance MATH39032 10 Optional
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Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our  undergraduate student finance pages .

What our students say

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CS@ Manchester - What our students say?
Todd Davies, BSc Computer Science

I always has the mind-set in my degree that I was learning how to learn. I feel like the BSc in Computer Science gives you a very holistic view of the subject, all the way from logic gates to high-level modules like Computer Vision.

Seb Masaru, BSc Computer Science

The community, the Department, the University, and the city itself are so vibrant in Manchester. You get the sensation that the people here are all extremely approachable.

Facilities

Students working in the Collabs, Kilburn Building
Students working in the Collabs, Kilburn Building

As you would expect from leaders in the field, we offer some of the most up to date facilities in the world. Amongst the wide range of facilities available to you are:

  • Newly refurbished computing labs furnished with modern desktop computers, available with Linux and Windows
  • Access to world leading academic staff
  • Collaborative working labs complete with specialist computing and audio visual equipment to support group working.
  • Over 300 Computers in the Department dedicated exclusively for the use of our students.
  • Access to a hardware library, with top of the range equipment, including drones, robots and oculus rifts.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

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Dr Duncan Hull explains how our Industrial Experience Programme will support your future

The world needs Computer Scientists, and as a graduate of the University of Manchester you will be in particularly high demand. One of the few Universities Most Targeted by Graduate Employers in 2021 , we equip students with the ability to tackle real-world problems and innovate for the future.

Example careers:

  • Actuary
  • AI Engineer
  • Banker
  • Cloud Computing Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Games Designer and/or Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Designer and/or Developer
  • And many more 

96% of our BSc Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Experience graduates are employed or engaged in further study within 15 months and typically enjoy a starting salary of £36,000 or above (Graduate Outcomes Survey). Opportunities exist in fields as diverse as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, consumer products, and public services - covering virtually all areas of business and society.

Which employers actively target our graduates?

  • CERN
  • EA Games
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • And many more

Accrediting organisations

This course is fully recognised by the BCS - the British Computer Society.

Upon completing of your BSc (Hons), you will also have partially met the requirements for Chartered IT Professional status (CITP).

Explore where students have spent their internships on our Graduate Jobs and Industrial Experience Map .

Like to learn more about life after University of Manchester? Be inspired by our Women in Computer Science page, hear from our graduates on the Department Blog , and get useful careers advice via our very own Podcast .