School of Computer Science

Module 06-35309 (2021)

Advanced Functional Programming

Level 3/H

Martin Escardo Eric Finster Semester 2 20 credits
Co-ordinator: Martin Escardo
Reviewer: Eric Finster

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.


This module exposes students to state of the art functional programming languages and their mathematical foundations in the lambda calculus and type theory. Students can expect to develop advanced functional programming skills and awareness of experimental programming languages.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • Be able to formally prove the correctness of complex programs
  • Understand and program with advanced type systems (e.g. dependent or linear)
  • Be aware of and apply advanced idioms in functional programming
  • Form connections with logic and the foundations of mathematics


  • 06-30175 - Data Structures & Algorithms
  • 06-35324 - Mathematical and Logical Foundations of Computer Science
  • 06-35393 - Theories of Computation
  • 06-34253 - Functional Programming

Taught with

  • 06-35325 - Advanced Functional Programming (Extended)

Cannot be taken with

  • 06-35325 - Advanced Functional Programming (Extended)


  • Main Assessments: Continuous assessment (100%)
  • Supplementary Assessments: Continuous assessment (100%) over the Summer period

Programmes containing this module