Computer Science and Mathematics - BSc (Hons)

From programming in Python to interpreting medical trials, studying Computer Science and Mathematics will equip you with theoretical tools and practical skills to solve real-world problems and develop the software systems of the future in a wide range of industries.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Combined Honours

UCAS code

  • GG14

Duration of study

  • 3 years / 4 years with international or placement year

Why study Computer Science and Mathematics at Keele University?

Top 10 in England for course satisfaction in Mathematics (National Student Survey, 2021)
Use a wide variety of equipment including supercomputer facilities, a VR lab and a Maker Space
Focus on modelling real-world scenarios and unstructured problem solving
Graduate with broad range of transferable skills to succeed in a variety of careers
Enhance your employability with our work placement year
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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

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Sarah, Computer Science

"My degree has helped me become a part time coding tutor, teaching young minds how to code. It has also helped me get on to the master’s course I am studying right now. I chose Keele because of the campus, and because of the AI modules. The department has great opportunities, as well as great staff who are very understanding and helpful."

Sarah, Computer Science

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Luke, Mathematics with Integrated Master's

"I learned how to work through a mathematical problem, applying real life context wherever possible and how to present solutions to problems in a well structured report style. This particularly helps when displaying work I have done to non mathematicians."

Luke, Mathematics with Integrated Master's

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Foundation year

Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.

This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.

Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.

The information within this page is for students wishing to start their studies in September. If you would like to start this course in January, please visit our January pages for further details.

Course content

The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.

Semester one modules

FYO-00275 Foundations of Computational Theory and Programming 15 credits
FYO-00217 Foundations in Numerical and Quantitative Methods for Scientists 30 credits
FYO-00217 Foundation of Mathematical Methods 15 credits
FYO-00187 Academic Skills for Computer Scientists and Mathematicians 15 credits

 

Semester two modules

FYO-00225 Advancing Programming  15 credits
FYO-00227 Advancing Computing: Client-Led Collaborative Design 15 credits
FYO-00229  Advancing Mathematical Methods 30 credits

Entry requirements 

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United KingdomEuropean Union and International students.

  • Between 40-56 UCAS points from at least 1 A level/level 3 qualification or equivalent, or
  • Relevant work experience

  AND

  • GCSE English Language at grade 4 (C), or Level 2 Functional Skills, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subtests)

AND

  • GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (C) or above 

How to apply 

Applicants will need to apply for BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year (UCAS code: G401) through UCAS at www.ucas.com. You will then be contacted to confirm your second subject by a member of our team. 

Direct entry students

If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.

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Discover the Keele difference

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, and you’ll soon feel at home and make friends wherever you go.

We help students manage their money and ensure that they receive any funding for which they may be eligible.

Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.