School of Computer Science

Module 35309 (2021)

Module description - Advanced Functional Programming

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Module Title Advanced Functional Programming
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-35309
Level 3/H
Member of Staff Martin Escardo Eric Finster
Semester Semester 2 - 20 credits
  • 06-30175 - Data Structures & Algorithms
  • 06-35324 - Mathematical and Logical Foundations of Computer Science

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.


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