Our course brings together the two core areas of computer science and mathematics. As you graduate through the course you will come to realise the fundamental importance of mathematics in the area of computer science. Without an underlying mathematical basis computers could not function. In fact the mathematical element of this course provides such a good basis that some of the past graduates have gone on to pursue careers n the Mathematics Department. Don't let a fear of maths put you off however. Although some aptitude for computation will help, it is only one area in a broad course.

Many of our students choose the course for its more physical or practical aspects. With its emphasis on logic and low-level understanding of the technologies involved students who are studying physics or mathematical physics find this course a useful second subject. Many in fact try it out and like it so much in first year that they continue on with the course.