MSci Pure Mathematics and Computer Science  2011
Final Award 
MSci 
Programme Title  Pure Mathematics and Computer Science 
School/Department  School of Computer Science 
Banner Code  5256 
Length of Programme  4 years 
Total Credits  480 
UCAS Code  None 
Awarding Institution  The University of Birmingham 
Designed for accreditation by 
BCS

QAA Benchmarking Groups  Computing 
Educational Aims Of Programme
Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies
Knowledge and Understanding
 Key mathematical concepts and topics
 How mathematics can be used to analyse and solve problems including those at an abstract level
 Essential concepts, principles and theories relating to Computing
 How the Computer Science theory is related to modelling and design of computerbased systems
 The role of rigorous mathematical proofs in analysing computerbased systems
 The latest trends and developments in research in either Computer Science or Mathematics
Skills & Other Attributes
 To abstract the essentials of problems and formulate them mathematically and in a symbolic form.
 To select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems including those at an abstract level
 To be able to construct and develop logical mathematical arguments with clear identification of assumptions and conclusions
 To present arguments and conclusions clearly and accurately.
 To specify, design and construct computerbased systems.
 To use rigorous mathematical argument analysing or solving problems related to computerbased systems.
 To independently solve a substantial problem and present a solution both orally and in a dissertation.
Transferable Skills