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BSc (Hons) Computer Science & Mathematics

Gain the broad mathematical foundation required to work with new or advanced technologies in rapidly developing fields such as data modelling and data science on a degree awarded initial accreditation by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

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      Overview

      UCAS Code: CM17
      Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time, Typically 4.5 Years Part-Time
      Start Dates: September 2022
      Subjects: Computing and IT
      Location: Edge Hill University
      Example Offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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      Students who wish to study Computer Science and Mathematics will encounter modules that specifically develop their technical skills as well as their theoretical knowledge, supported by applied mathematics, while also gaining practical experience of a wide range of emerging technical methods, theories and techniques. These will be underpinned by the relevant computation and mathematics theory, resulting in career choices that extend beyond software development and programming, and into emergent fields such as big data that require modelling and analysis skills coupled with technical knowledge to understand and process large data sets. Graduates of this degree will have extensive technical skills and knowledge for a wide variety of roles.

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      In Depth

      What will I study?

      In Year 1 you will gain a solid foundation for the second and third years of your degree. You will study a balanced range of current computing and mathematics topics from fundamentals of analysis and construction of systems to differential calculus. Part of your first year studies will look at career options within the Computing and IT industry to help you select your second and third year modules.

      The Year 2 curriculum provides a more specialised focus. Alongside technical skills, you will develop your knowledge of the theory and concepts that underpin computer science and mathematics. There is also a dedicated module focused on enhancing your employability and developing essential skills for the workplace. On completion of the second year you have the option of undertaking a 12-month industrial placement before beginning your third year.

      Year 3 provides opportunities to develop advanced knowledge and skills. You will complete a research and development project which may take either of two forms: the creation of a piece of software or hardware, or a research project. The emphasis at this level is on the development of independent study and learning.

      How will I study?

      We will ensure you gain relevant experience and use industry standard equipment. Computing involves considerable practical activity and many classes are based in computer workshops, focusing on student activity as a means of learning. We introduce theoretical concepts by building on concrete practical activity.

      To enhance your employability you will be given opportunities to work together and develop the essential people skills to complement your technical ability, as well undertake a work placement to enable you to relate theory to practice and build your transferable skills.

      How will I be assessed?

      You will be assessed through a combination of practical exercises, reports, essays and examinations. We want you to develop the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, therefore assessment includes both of these forms, though the emphasis is strongly on individual work.

      Who will be teaching me?

      You will be taught by staff who are passionate about student learning and development. The programme team includes specialists in computing and active researchers in areas including data science, web information architecture, visualisation and intelligent systems. Academic staff are regular contributors to conferences and journals.

      A Great Study Environment

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      The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13m Technology Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science and Engineering students.

      Our modern computing and engineering laboratories are equipped with comprehensive test and measurement equipment, high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software.

      A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution.

      There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.

      Learning resources include digital oscilloscopes, signal generators, robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.

      The department has strong links with industry and the curriculum is kept current and highly relevant through input from our Employer Advisory Panel.

      Modules

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      Level 4 (Year 1 of Full-Time Programme)

      CIS1108Digital World: Information Systems and Design (20 credits)

      Digital World: Information Systems and Design explores how the world of the 21st century is underpinned by computing technology. The module will develop your understanding of the essential concepts of systems analysis, including identifying systems processes, understanding business needs and presenting appropriate IT solutions. You will then apply this knowledge of systems analysis and design methods to make suggestions for improvement of a business, its processes and information systems.


      Assessment: Coursework: 80%, Practical(s): 20%.

      CIS1109Digital World: Computer Architecture and Networks (20 credits)

      Digital World: Computer Architecture and Networks explores how the world of the 21st century is underpinned by computing technology while challenging you to envision your future developments as a Computing professional. The module discusses how current and modern computer architectures operates. It also analyses the technology on which computer architecture depends, starting with current central processing units (CPUs) and their instruction sets and progressing to the principles of modern multitasking operating systems that are supported by the underlying hardware architectures. An important aspect of modern computer technology is networking. The module introduces and covers basic principles of networks, their interconnecting components and protocols used in enabling reliable communications.


      Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Written Exam(s): 30%.

      CIS1111Programming: Concepts to Construction 1 (20 credits)

      Programming: Concepts to Construction 1 provides a practical introduction to the fundamentals of an object-oriented approach to software development. You will be introduced to the analytical techniques and processes that are essential for specifying, designing and implementing applications.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      CIS1112Programming: Concepts to Construction 2 (20 credits)

      Programming: Concepts to Construction 2 provides a practical introduction to the fundamentals of an object-oriented approach to software development. You will explore and develop object-oriented modelling techniques and receive an introduction to programming through event-driven program design and graphical user interfaces.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MAT1001Differential Calculus (20 credits)

      Differential Calculus provides a foundation in calculus, introducing the fundamental mathematical concepts which underpin mathematics at degree level. Calculus is one of the foremost branches of mathematics and its mathematical discipline has a unique legacy over the history of mathematics. This module enables you to use a mixture of numerical and analytical techniques to help achieve a deeper understanding of key concepts. It also embraces topics such as functions, limits, the fundamental theorem of calculus, differentiation from first principles, differentiating hyperbolic functions and inverse hyperbolic functions, improper integrals, numerical solutions, numerical differentiation, numerical integration and approximations to functions.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select one of the following modules:

      CIS1107Foundations of Computer Science (20 credits)

      Foundations of Computer Science introduces you to the concepts and practices of problem solving through a series of innovative class seminars and individual experiments.  You will learn to identify a problem, analyse it, and produce a structured solution. Exploring common issues within computing, you will also see how all of the separate areas merge, overlap and depend on each other in order for a robust computing system to be developed.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      CIS1110Web Design and Development (20 credits)

      Web Design and Development is a fusion of two distinct areas in the world of web content production. The module will enable you to develop a sound understanding of the World Wide Web, the related technologies, the relationships between them and also their use. You will also explore colour and design theories, layout and typography. In addition, the module provides an appropriate setting to introduce some of the more powerful, user friendly web development tools used widely in the industry today, along with HTML and CSS and both client and server side scripting.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You have the option to learn a language and study Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied in Year 1 instead of either CIS1107 Foundations of Computer Science or CIS1110 Web Design and Development.

      TLC1010Language 1 (20 credits)

      TLC1010 Language 1 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated element of your degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      Level 5 (Year 2 of Full-Time Programme)

      CIS2162Employability (20 credits)

      Employability simulates, as accurately as possible, what it’s like to work in a given Computer Science specialism. You will be introduced to the ‘world of work’ via a simulated work environment, as part of a team representing a fictional company, but which need to produce real products or engage in realistic work-related activities. A 15-day placement will also enhance essential employability skills and provide you with the opportunity to relate theory to practice, build on your transferable skills and evaluate your learning.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      CIS2166Data Analytics (20 credits)

      Data Analytics covers the theoretical underpinning of data analytics while also exploring the practical aspects of applying existing methods and tools to large data sets.  You will undertake the role of a data analyst from the initial processing of a raw data set to the final visualisation and recommendations derived from the data analysis.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MAT2001Applications of Calculus (20 credits)

      Applications of Calculus recognises that calculus is a form of mathematics which has applications deeply integrated in every branch of the physical sciences, computer science, statistics, engineering, economics, business and medicine. Applications of calculus are part of modern mathematics education, combining logic and precision with intuition and imagination. This module enhances your knowledge of calculus and introduces greater rigour into your studies. You will explore new topics such as polar coordinates, applications of higher order partial derivatives, double integrals and centres of mass in two dimensions, as well as the application of first order ordinary differential equations in real life. Although computers and graphic calculators will be used, the emphasis is on enhancing, not replacing, your mathematical skill and reasoning.


      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

      MAT2002Linear Algebra (20 credits)

      Linear Algebra is central to both pure and applied mathematics and is vital to practically every area of modern science. It is the branch of mathematics concerning vector spaces and linear mappings between such spaces. It includes the study of lines, planes and subspaces but is also concerned with properties common to all vector spaces. The module explores the links between numbers, algebra and geometry, embracing topics such as linear algebra, solving linear equations, Eigenvectors, numerical techniques and Guassian elimination. You will learn how to apply algebraic results geometrically, recognise applications of linear algebra and interpret results, explain and manipulate the concepts of a vector space, and use and interpret the output of computer algebra and graphing packages to solve and present solutions to problems in algebra and geometry.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select two of the following modules:

      CIS2149Object-Oriented Programming (20 credits)

      Object-Oriented Programming focuses on the object-oriented concepts which underlie the modern system design paradigm. The module presents the concepts behind the object model and its use in modelling and implementing computer applications. You will gain an in-depth understanding of object-oriented modelling concepts and acquire skills in object-oriented programming.


      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40%.

      CIS2155Mobile Apps (20 credits)

      Mobile Apps covers the emerging area of mobile computing and equips you with the knowledge and experience of developing mobile applications for different types of mobile devices. You will develop an understanding of the system architectures that can be employed in mobile internet applications and investigate various mobile software and hardware platforms.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      CIS2158Software Engineering (20 credits)

      Software Engineering equips you with an in-depth knowledge of the software engineering processes and development models. You will learn about the principles and methods of software engineering, including current and emerging software engineering practices and support tools. The module will also examine the development of software products from an industry perspective, including generation of appropriate documents, under tight schedules and limited resources.


      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40%.

      If you studied a Language module in Year 1, or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC2000Language 2 (20 credits)

      TLC2000 Language 2 enables you to build on and develop your previous language knowledge in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish. You must have either studied the prior language module in the previous year of your degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from module TLC1010 Language 1. You will gain the language skills necessary to become a more proficient user of the language. Classes will be taught in an interactive and communicative manner using authentic materials to promote meaningful communication. They will be conducted in the target language as much as possible. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other communication skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      Level 6 (Year 3 of Full-Time Programme)

      CIS3140Research and Development Project (40 credits)

      Research and Development Project provides you with the opportunity to show individual creativity and originality and apply appropriate knowledge and skills taught throughout the programme. The module requires you to demonstrate investigative, problem-solving, communication, management and other transferable skills as you undertake an individual  project. You will conduct in-depth work on a substantial problem. This will include researching and analysing the problem and identifying and achieving a solution.


      Assessment: Coursework: 25%, Practical(s): 75%.

      CIS3161Research and Development Methods (20 credits)

      Research and Development Methods prepares you to undertake a software development project or dissertation. The module will enhance your ability to manage an individual project and act autonomously with limited supervisor guidance. You will be introduced to the main methods of research and the contexts in which they are conducted and enhance your understanding of the principles and perspectives of research. Building your practical experience and confidence in using a range of research methods, the aim is to demystify research and recognise the everyday skills and techniques which are involved.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MAT3000Statistical Modelling (20 credits)

      Statistical Modelling develops and extends the use of statistics in more complex problem solving and research design. The focus on mathematical structure in the module serves a dual purpose. First, you will gain understanding of, and confidence in, the procedures that you are using. Second, the module will prepare you for the demands of statistics as an ever-growing subject area. Embracing important statistical topics such as multiple regression analysis, Markov Chains and Estimators, you will select and execute tests for averages based upon parametric and non-parametric data, analyse and calculate estimators, use probability models to solve problems, and access and make appropriate use of computer software in data analysis.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MAT3002Number Theory (20 credits)

      Number Theory is the study of the fascinating properties of the natural number system. The module is about the theory of whole numbers, deepening your knowledge of numbers and giving you the opportunity to put the study of numbers into a wider cultural and historical context. You will explore some of the fundamental properties of prime numbers and the fundamental theorem of arithmetic, as well as the properties of congruences and elementary number theories, such as Fermat’s theorem, Wilson’s theorem and Euler’s theorem. You will also discover how to manipulate continued fractions and develop your knowledge and understanding of some of the many number theoretic functions such as ‘number of divisors’ and ‘sum of divisors’.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select one of the following modules:

      CIS3145Distributed Systems (20 credits)

      Distributed Systems equips you with broad knowledge for building distributed computer systems. You will learn the main concepts of parallel and distributed systems. A number of modern and representative case studies (systems built on different middleware technologies) will be studied. Practical implementations of a small distributed system will also be undertaken.


      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40%.

      CIS3156Intelligent Systems (20 credits)

      Intelligent Systems focuses upon the artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that are embedded within many games to add greater depth and challenges to players. The module explores the theory behind AI programming and provides the opportunity to develop your skills in writing AI code, using a range of techniques and theories which are relevant to the gaming industry, among others. You will be introduced to paradigms which facilitate the creation of AI routines and enable you to integrate these concepts into gaming code.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MAT3001Integral Calculus (20 credits)

      Integral Calculus develops your understanding of the techniques of differential and integral calculus in multivariate settings. The module considers applications of triple integrals in finding the volumes of three-dimensional solids and centres of mass using spherical and cylindrical coordinates. It also considers second order differential equations and their applications to real-life situations. You will learn how to find general solutions for special types of differential equations and appreciate the existence and uniqueness of solutions. You will also discover how to deploy various tests for convergent and divergent series and use 3×3 Jacobian matrices.


      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC3000Language 3 (20 credits)

      TLC3000 Language 3 further enhances your language skills in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish and introduces you to a new culture and way of life. It is suitable if you have studied the prior language module in the previous year of your degree or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from module TLC2000 Language 2. You will develop language skills to a level of proficiency that will enable you to spend time living or working abroad. Classes will be conducted as much as possible in the target language. They will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.


      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

      Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

      Timetables

      Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

      Disclaimer

      Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

      Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

      Entry Criteria

      Entry Requirements

      Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. This must include A Level Mathematics at Grade B or above.

      Example Offers

      Some examples of how you can achieve 112-120 UCAS Tariff points are as follows:

      • A Level: BBC-BBB;
      • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
      • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply;
      • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

      Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

      As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

      For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

      EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

      International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

      English Language Requirements

      International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

      If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

      Recognition of Prior Learning

      Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

      Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s academic regulations (sections C7 and F3.1) or contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

      Career Prospects

      What are my career prospects?

      Students graduating from Computer Science and Mathematics would possess the essential skills to enter a career in computing with a broad choice of career paths, thereby enhancing their employability potential.

      Computer Science graduates have the necessary underpinning knowledge to embark upon careers in data modelling and data science. These are fields that are rapidly emerging in all sectors of industry where large data sets are managed and processed, such as healthcare, retail, science and engineering.

      The programme has received initial accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. Initial accreditation is granted to new programmes which are yet to have a graduating cohort. Successfully completing an accredited honours degree is the first step to full BCS membership and to being awarded chartered status.

      How can I enhance my employability?

      It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

      Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

      • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
      • Studying Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
      • Learning a Language – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

      Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.

      Finance

      Tuition Fees

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee will be £9,250 a year (subject to final Government approval). Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme on a full-time basis in academic year 2022/23 are £15,000 a year.

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit (subject to final Government approval). This is equivalent to £1,540 per 20 credit module. 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

      The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

      Financial Support

      Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this undergraduate degree can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the programme may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

      For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining this programme in academic year 2022/23, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2022/23 guide for your intended mode of study.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please see www.edgehill.ac.uk/eufinance for further details.

      Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

      Scholarships

      Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students.

      These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

      To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

      Apply

      How to Apply

      If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

      If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply-part-time.

      Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

      Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

      Visit Us

      If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

      Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

      Request a Prospectus

      If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

      Get in Touch

      If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

      International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email [email protected] with any queries about overseas study.

      Course Changes

      Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

      22nd January 2021 - Change of Modules

      MAT1001 Differential Calculus (20 credits) replaces SUG1023 Understanding Continuous Functions (20 credits) as a compulsory module in Year 1.

      MAT2001 Applications of Calculus (20 credits) and MAT2002 Linear Algebra (20 credits) replace SUG2021 Discrete Mathematics (20 credits) and SUG2022 Linear Algebra (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 2.

      MAT3000 Statistical Modelling (20 credits) and MAT3002 Number Theory (20 credits) replace SUG3025 Mathematical Models (20 credits) and SUG3026 Number Theory (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 3. MAT3001 Integral Calculus (20 credits) SUG3027 Ordinary Differential Equations (20 credits) as an optional module in Year 3.

      23rd September 2020 - Change of Accreditation Status

      The programme has received initial accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. Initial accreditation is granted to new programmes which are yet to have a graduating cohort.

      18th February 2020 - Clarification of Entry Requirements

      Please note, for all programmes in the Department of Computer Science, a level 2 numeracy qualification is not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in Mathematics.

      Covid-19 - Computer Science & Mathematics Essential Information

      Computer Science & Mathematics Course Statement

      Our blended delivery involves a mix of online and face to face sessions in computing laboratories. We introduce theoretical concepts by building on concrete practical activity. Sessions are highly interactive, with practical application of concepts a key factor, as well as cases drawn from real-life. Workshops, seminars, group tutorials, supervised support sessions and practical exercises provide opportunities for you to work with your peers and develop the essential people skills to complement your technical ability. Studying on a full-time basis, you will be required to attend a mix of online and face-to-face sessions for up to four days a week. You will be assessed through a combination of practical exercises, coursework, portfolios, reports, essays, presentations, or examinations. We want you to develop the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, therefore assessment includes some small group activities, though the emphasis is strongly on individual work.

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