What Will You Study

Studying for a combined honours degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn in two of the country’s leading teaching and research departments. Lancaster’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics is ninth in the UK, as ranked by The Times Good University Guide, 2016.

Your degree unites the fundamentals of Computer Science - including languages and logic, systems, communications and software engineering - with pure mathematics concepts, including algebra and analysis. Lectures and tutorials are combined with projects and practical laboratory sessions where you can put theory into practice.

You’ll start your degree with courses covering Calculus, Discrete Mathematics and Probability. In your second year, you’ll move on to subjects such as Software Project Management and
Linear Algebra before completing your degree with modules including Hilbert Space, Number Theory, Bayesian Inference, and Geometry of Curves and Surfaces.

Additionally, MSci students write a substantial dissertation in their fourth year under the supervision of a member of staff from one of the departments. On completion of this degree, you will have Masters level proficiency in mathematics, computer science, research methods and professional skills.