About the School of Computing and Mathematics

We currently offer undergraduate programmes (BSc) in Computer Science, Data Science and Mathematics, postgraduate programmes (MSc) in Computer Science and MComp, MSci and MMath four-year undergraduate programmes in Computer Science, Data Science and Mathematics.

Computing and Mathematics are well-established disciplines at Keele University. We have highly-rated research in a number of areas, including computational neuroscience, software engineering, evolutionary systems, machine learning and computational intelligence, fluid dynamics and acoustics, solid dynamics and elasticity, biomechanics and biomedical engineering, pure mathematics, and statistics.

Mathematics

The Mathematics department specialises in a wide variety of branches of mathematics, together with a number of postgraduate students and researchers.

Over the years we have prided ourselves on providing a friendly and supportive environment for students. In particular, by the end of your degree, you should feel that you know the staff well and that they know you.

Understandably, many students regard the transition from A-level to university mathematics with some trepidation. On the one hand, this is a healthy attitude: university mathematics is conceptually stretching and presents many challenges.

On the other hand, we recognise the need for making this transition as smooth as possible, and to this end we have:

  • a very carefully designed first-year curriculum;
  • a multi-layered student support structure;
  • rapid feedback on coursework;
  • considerable experience in teaching, examining and moderating A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and in school/college liaison.
  • there is also an active Student-Staff Voice Committee.

Our mathematicians are involved in a variety of pure, applied and statistical research projects. This research work is highly respected, as witnessed by the latest external assessment of research, and invigorates our teaching. We aspire to pass on that enthusiasm for mathematics to our students.

Computer science

The School of Computing and Mathematics was established over 40 years ago and is recognised today as being at the forefront of Computer Science education and research.

In Computing, we offer both Single Honours Computer Science and Combined Honours Computer Science courses, with the Combined Honours course allowing you to study Computer Science with a second subject. We also offer computer science courses with an international year or a work placement year as well as an Integrated Master’s (MComp).

We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff. We have a strong commitment to providing educational programmes with high impact and value, and a number of staff are nationally recognised for their teaching as Fellows or Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

School of Computing and Mathematics
Keele University
Staffordshire
ST5 5AA