UCAS code GG10 (campus code U)
About the course
This course is taught at our Hastings campus. Mathematics and computing graduates are in great demand and enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities. This new course develops your knowledge and skills in both computing and the mathematical sciences.
During the course you will hone your problem-solving skills as well as becoming adept at research and evaluation. You will become an expert in communication using IT, while building your ability to work as part of a team. The mathematics strand covers key mathematical concepts and their practical applications with an emphasis on problem solving and communication using appropriate technologies. In the computing modules you will develop a rigorous, systematic approach to the development of software products.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
BBC including maths.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with at least 45 credits at level 3.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
direct to years 2 or 3. HNC may also count towards direct entry.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
The course is delivered through seminars, lectures and practical laboratory classes. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including written assignments, presentations, case studies and examinations. In the second year, you will have the opportunity of a placement matching an area of personal interest, which your tutor will help you to find.
Areas of study
In the mathematics strand, the first two years develop fundamental concepts in continuous and discrete mathematics. In continuous mathematics, calculus is developed and applied in different areas. In discrete mathematics, there is an emphasis on understanding mathematical structures and reasoning. In the final year, students can choose from a range of options to either apply the knowledge gained in the first two years or to explore a mathematical topic in greater depth.
In your first year, your computing studies will cover the principles of programming and database design, building core technical skills. In the following years you will learn how to design and build ecommerce solutions to many of today's business problems.
Discrete Mathematics and Algebra
Introduction to Databases
Approaches to Learning
Multivariable and Numerical Models
Frameworks for Object-oriented Design and Implementation
Learning through Practice
Object-oriented Analysis and Modelling Methods
Maths options including:
Mathematics of Finance
History and Philosophy
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
|BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Computing||[U2EG003]|
|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||10,900 GBP|
Our Hastings campus is in the city centre, just three minutes south of the station and about the same distance from the seafront and the shopping district. It is a small and friendly campus of about 700 students.
Living in Hastings
The historic town of Hastings has been described as the south coast’s best kept secret. The town combines natural beauty with an exciting cultural centre and close knit student community.
The up-and-coming social scene has seen a rise in pubs and bars opening in the town centre. From the quaint taverns in the old town to the slick town centre bars, there is something to suit every taste.
Hastings has a long established thriving art community with a large number of small galleries and art groups. The Electric Palace cinema in the Old Town is a small, independent cinema that also runs the annual ’Shot by the Sea’ film festival.
Alongside the university-run sports clubs, Hastings offers local sports clubs you can join, including football, rugby and netball. Or make the most of the location and take part in rowing, sailing and wind-surfing.
Graduates will have a skill set particularly suited for opportunities that span the IT industry, government and business, including opportunities in software engineering, IT services, project management, finance, consultancy, accounting and actuarial work and operations management. Graduates may also be able to progress to some areas of postgraduate study.