B.Sc (Maths with C.A)
Fundamental ideas in pure and applied mathematics are developed together with key concepts in computer application. In addition to expertise in both subjects, the programme fosters the intellectual skills of analytical reasoning, systematic problem solving and the development and clear communication of ideas.Those interested in a programme with a larger computer science component can follow Mathematics and Computer Science. The course concentrates on areas where mathematics and computing are most relevant to each other, emphasising the bridges between theory and practice. It offers opportunities for potential computer scientists both to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematical foundations of their subject, and to acquire a familiarity with the mathematics of application areas where computers can solve otherwise intractable problems.
This course gives training in logical thought and expression, and is a good preparation for many careers. This joint degree offers the opportunity to combine an appreciation of mathematical reasoning with an understanding of computing. Mathematics is a fundamental intellectual tool in computing, but computing is increasingly used as a key component in mathematical problem-solving. It also gives mathematicians access to both a practical understanding of the use of computers and a deeper understanding of the limits on the use of computers in their own subject.