School of Computer Science

MSci Pure Mathematics and Computer Science - 2011

Final Award MSci
Programme TitlePure Mathematics and Computer Science
School/DepartmentSchool of Computer Science
Banner Code5256
Length of Programme4 years
Total Credits480
UCAS CodeNone
Awarding InstitutionThe University of Birmingham
Designed for accreditation by BCS
QAA Benchmarking GroupsComputing

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 computer-based systems
  • The role of rigorous mathematical proofs in analysing computer-based 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 computer-based systems.
  • To use rigorous mathematical argument analysing or solving problems related to computer-based systems.
  • To independently solve a substantial problem and present a solution both orally and in a dissertation.

Transferable Skills