MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

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Course code 


Course start date 

12 months

Course length 

30 September


Home: £13,970

Overseas: £36,000

English language requirement 

Higher level required 

Mode of assessment



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MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

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The course focuses on the interface between pure mathematics and theoretical computer science. The course is suitable for those who wish to pursue research in pure mathematics (especially algebra, number theory, combinatorics, general topology and their computational aspects), mathematical logic, or theoretical computer science. It is also suitable for students wishing to enter industry with an understanding of mathematical and logical design and concurrency.

Information on the structure of the degree course and the facilities available in the Mathematical Institute and Department of Computer Science.
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Information for students on the MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science.

How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted online. Detailed information on the practicalities of applying can be found on the University's graduate admissions website, which also gives the selection criteria for the MSc.

When to Apply

The MSc starts in early October each year.  The admissions process opens on 1st September in the preceding year.  Please check the graduate admissions course webpage for the current admissions status for the MSc and a full list of application deadlines.

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