University of Keele
Computer Science and Mathematics BSc (Hons)
University of Keele

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.

This programme covers a combination of modules from both Computer Science and Mathematics. You will learn the underpinning theories of software, hardware and computing techniques – and how to apply them in the real world, whilst also exploring the beauty, elegance and practicality of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.

You will study a wide variety of areas which may include AI, computer games development, human-computer interaction, software engineering and security. You’ll learn to use technology to create new opportunities and to solve a wide range of problems, benefiting every aspect of society from the home to business, government and beyond. Our teaching is informed by our cutting-edge research, and we also reflect what’s happening now in industry.

You will follow a set of modules providing a specialism in information systems, evolutionary systems, or creative computing. There’s a strong emphasis on programming – but don’t worry if you don’t have A Level Mathematics, as the course covers what you need to know.

You’ll have access to our own computing labs, based on Microsoft Windows and Linux, plus a wide range of software. This degree builds the essential skills which are in demand from employers looking for systems analysts, software engineers and consultants. You’ll graduate with a wide range of computing skills plus a highly developed approach to problem solving.

For the Mathematics element of the course, you will learn to use maths for a range of purposes which may include developing precise and logical arguments, constructing rigorous proofs, and formulating solutions to new problems. You will study in an intellectually stimulating environment amongst mathematicians producing world-leading research.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 32 graduates of Computer Science and Mathematics BSc (Hons) at University of Keele for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Science.

Overall student satisfaction
69 /100
32 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Computer Science and Mathematics BSc (Hons) at University of Keele

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computer Science and Mathematics BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22500 £25000 £30000
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £26000 £21500 - £31500 £25000 - £40000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27211 £26180 £31621
25-75 percentile range £23150 - £32620 £20109 - £34153 £23238 - £43130

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Computer Science and Mathematics, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Science and Mathematics BSc (Hons) at University of Keele

20% Teaching Professionals
15% Administrative occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Finance Professionals
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Customer service occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

To include A level Maths at grade A.

112 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction. To include sufficient Maths Units. Please contact us for advice.

To include Higher Level Mathematics at 6 or above.

You must have taken sufficient Mathematics units, please contact us for advice.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
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Tuition Fees Computer Science and Mathematics BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £17000 year 1
International £17000 year 1

Additional fee information

This is a provisional fee and subject to change

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Keele in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Keele in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #35 
    • #46 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

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About University of Keele

Established in 1949, Keele University is located in the rural setting of the large town of Newcastle under Lyme. The university’s facilities are all within walking distance from the centre of campus, including Union Square where students can find a Pharmacy, the Library, and even a student Post Office. Students can choose between an impressive selection of courses at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as between five different modern and spacious residence halls.

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