BSc Computing Science and Mathematics (Joint Honours)

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:

Why choose this course?
Computing Science
Our courses have a practical orientation, combining studies of principles with a focus on the design and construction of high quality computing solutions to real-world problems. This approach is particularly suitable for the Inter-disciplinary study of Computing Science in conjunction with Mathematics. Mathematics
The Mathematics degree at Aston is a balanced course throughout, with a mix of pure mathematics and applications.
The course gives students an introduction to in-depth, rigorous mathematics at the undergraduate level to prepare students for higher study or for a career in a cross-disciplinary area.

Important information

Requirements: Key Facts: 3 year full-time or 4 year sandwich course. UCAS code: IG11 Typical offer level: A Level: ABB-AAB BTEC National Diploma: DDD (including A level Maths grade B) IB: 32 (including minimum Grade 6 in Maths at Higher Level) Specific subject requirements: A Level: Maths Grade B General studies accepted. GCSE: English Grade C. A combination of two A Level and two AS level subjects may be accepted.  More on Admissions Policy Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.  Find out...


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Information Systems
Quality Training
IT Development
Construction Training
GCSE Mathematics

Course programme

Computing Science 

The Computing Science side of this Joint Honours programme aims to produce graduate software developers who will use their knowledge of Mathematics to support the development of computing applications in that domain.

Computing Science is the exciting and rapidly evolving discipline that provides the foundation for our computers everywhere world. It includes how computer systems are organised, how computer applications are developed, and a whole range of tools and techniques like databases, networking, websites, multimedia, computer graphics, and artificial intelligence, i.e. using computers for human activities like vision and reasoning.

By studying Computing Science you will be well placed for numerous challenging and rewarding career opportunities. Surveys in the UK and abroad predict a shortage of computing professionals for the foreseeable future.

Our course is designed to enable students to acquire a high level of technical expertise so they can contribute to the production of quality computer applications.


Like any science, mathematics asks questions, sometimes uses experiments to suggest an answer and significantly uses logic to validate the conclusions. Some questions are concerned with applications, such as, "given a population (dynamical system, economy) and factors which influence it, what is its state at a subsequent time?" Others are more abstract, for example, "are there any common properties to the basic operations as used with numbers, matrices or vectors?" The study of Mathematics can answer these questions.

Year 1 Computing Science
  • Introduction to Computer Systems (CS1170)
  • Information Systems and Databases (CS1050) 
  • Java Programming Foundations (CB) (CS1020)
  • Internet Computing (CS1240)
  • Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations (AM10CO)
  • Transition Mathematics (AM10TM)
  • Vector Algebra and Geometry (AM10VG)
Year 2 Computing Science
  • Software Lifecycle and Design (CS2090) 
  • Professional and Social Aspects of Computing (CS2160)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (CS2260)
  • Java Program Construction (CS2300) 
  • Internet Applications and Techniques (CS2410) 

  • Introduction to Analysis (AM10IA)
  • Statistics and Probability (AM10SP)
  • Numerical Methods I (AM20IM)
  • Linear Mathematics (AM20LM)
  • Multivariate Calculus (AM20MC)
  • Mathematical Methods (AM20MM)
Year 3 optional placement year
  • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)

See placement year section below or find out more about the Aston placement year.

Final year

The final year lets you choose from a range of options in each of the two subject areas. You may look for options that suit particular interests you have developed, or options that integrate well with your Computing and Mathematics subject. Our final year modules are updated regularly to reflect new developments in computing.  All students will complete an individual final year project which requires a combination of Computing and Mathematics skills.

Core Module

  • Individual Project (CS3010)
  • Statistical Pattern Analysis (AM20PA)
  • Information Security (CS3190)
  • Data Mining (CS3440)

Computer Science 

  • Computer Graphics (CS2150)
  • Operating Systems (CS2230)
  • Computer Animation (CS2420) 
  • Mobile Design and Development (CS3040)
  • Enterprise Application Technology (CS3160)
  • Geographic Information Systems (CS3210)
  • Distributed Systems (CS3250)
  • Testing and Reliable Software Engineering (CS3270) 
  • Multimedia Information Systems (CS3320)
  • Image and Video Processing (CS3330)
  • Multi Agent Systems (CS3340)
  • Software Project Management (CS3360) 
  • Interaction Design (CS3410)
  • Game Development (CS3450)
  • Enterprise Computing Strategies (CS3460)
  • Advanced Database Systems (CS3800)
  • Computational Intelligence (CS3910)


  • Stochastic Processes (AM20SR)
  • Approximation Theory and Methods (AM30AT) 
  • Complex Analysis (AM30CA)
  • Chaos and Dynamical Systems (AM30CD) 
  • Financial Mathematics (AM30FT) 
  • Game Theory (AM30GT) 
  • Classical Mechanics (AM30ME) 
  • Option Theory (AM30OT) 
  • Partial Differential Equations  (AM30PD) 
  • Portfolio Analysis (AM30PT) 
  • Modern Time Series (AM30TS)