Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Are you drawn to the practical power and potential of computing and the beauty and logic of the mathematics behind it?

Computing has always relied on mathematical models and algorithms but mathematics also relies heavily on computers for exploring concepts, modelling ideas, problem'solving and even generating proofs. Both mathematics and computer science inform almost every aspect of our modern lives and this three'year joint honours programme allows you to immerse yourself in both and combine abstract concepts and fascinating theories with hands'on practical experience.

Our progressive curriculum is delivered by inspiring mathematicians and computer scientists and informed by input from industry. You will gain a solid grounding in all the fundamentals of pure and applied mathematics, whilst learning about computer programming, software engineering, algorithms and complexity. In computer science our focus is on contemporary technologies such as Web 2.0 and distributed and embedded systems. You will have the chance to experiment in well'equipped laboratories with cutting'edge technologies that are transforming the way we live and work. You will also gain transferrable skills such as project management, time management, team working, data handling, research and presentation. The programme's modular structure means you can tailor your studies to your own interests, whilst maintaining an equal split between the two disciplines.

Our Mathematics and Computer Science departments are highly respected for the quality of their research and teaching. They offer friendly and supportive learning environments with excellent facilities. We are one of only seven computer science departments in the UK to hold the Athena SWAN bronze award for increasing female participation in computer science. We offer short'term summer work placements and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. You will also be welcome to join our thriving Computing Society.

+ Enjoy a varied and flexible curriculum with an equal split between mathematics and computer science.

+ Learn from inspirational computer scientists and mathematicians. We are ranked second in the UK for the quality of our mathematics research and 11th for computer science (Research Exercise Framework 2014).

+ Feel at home in friendly departments where there is a strong focus on small group teaching and you will be known as an individual.

+ Both departments rank highly for student satisfaction.

Course Modules

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £17,500 Overseas Fees