Mathematics and Computer Science

University of Strathclyde


This is a four-year joint Honours programme and taught in partnership with the Department of Computer & Information Sciences.

Each year contains compulsory classes and some years contain either optional classes and/or elective classes.

Years 1 and 2
Each area is studied equally. In addition to core mathematical methods, you’ll study calculus, geometry, applied analysis, mechanics, linear algebra and probability and statistics. Computer Science classes include programming, logic and information systems.

Years 3 and 4
This flexible joint degree allows you to focus on up to a number of classes in Mathematics or Computer Science.

Your final year project may be carried out in either subject. Honours graduates with enough computing classes may seek accreditation from the British Computer Society.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBC including Maths at A plus English at National 5. Higher English and Advanced Higher Maths preferred.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB including Maths at A; or ABBC including Maths at A and one from Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering Science or Physics plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred.

For entry to year 2 you would require Advanced Higher Maths at A and Computing Science at B.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Faculty of Science


Mathematics and Statistics

SCQF Level